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ELD Lesson Plan: Nature's Fury

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What happens during a natural disaster? Science and language arts come together in this resource, which works from three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Earthquake Terror,"  "Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley," and...
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Idioms for the ELD Learner

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Idiomatic expressions can be one of the trickiest parts of the English language. English learners use a variety of technological devices to create SmartBoard pages about idioms. Each person creates a portrayal of an idiom for the...
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Building ELD Confidence Through Games

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Fun ways to get your English Learner's involved in the classroom.
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ELD Lesson Plan: Around Town

For Teachers 2nd
Tour the town with this ELD lesson, which involves three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Chinatown," "A Trip to the Firehouse," "Big Bushy Mustache," and "Jamaica Louise James"). Learners practice their future tense and prepositions, as well...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Growing Up

For Teachers 6th
Three coming-of-age Houghton-Mifflin stories (an excerpt from Where the Red Fern Grows, as well as "Last Summer with Maizon," and "The Challenge") show your ELD pupils the trials and tribulations of growing up. Differentiated sentence...
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English & Spanish School Word Cards for ELL

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Transition young English language learners back to school with this set of vocabulary cards. Addressing common classroom vocabulary like teacher, backpack, and crayons, this set of cards is perfect for developing the language children...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Gold Rush

For Teachers 4th
Eureka! Discover gold in this ELD history lesson plan, which provides both instruction and a number of activities. Teachers first engage the class in a "call and response" activity about people who came to California during the Gold...
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ELD: Surprise

For Teachers 1st
Using conjunctions and noting details are part of this 5-day Surprise plan. Beginning level students will sequence events by using the present progressive asking questions and formulating answers. For the final activity they will...
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How to Keep ELD Rewarding

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The true success of English Learners won't always shine through in the form of perfect test scores.
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For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Prepositions are an important part of descriptive writing. Fourth graders fill in the blanks with prepositions from a word bank, then write ten sentences with the remaining words. 
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Vocabulary Worksheets: Nouns and Modifiers

For Students 1st - 4th
Using these activities, learners are able to practice a variety of skills including identifying adjectives and nouns, developing vocabulary, and honing reading comprehension. This 111-question resource could be used with students in...
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For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Modal verbs (can/could, may/might, will/would) are the focus of an ESL/ELD grammar packet that provides language learners with many opportunities to practice using auxiliary verbs.
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The Ring Fling Machine

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Class members build a machine to demonstrate Lenz's law and help this scientific principle come to life. After building a ring fling machine, instructions for properly operating the machine and a few thought-provoking questions lead to...
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To Market We Will Go

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Introduce your class to the world of economics in this ELD lesson plan, which takes them through a market simulation. They work in teams to create businesses and produce products or services. Each team must buy materials as well as pay...
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School Picture-Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Review school terms with a set of picture-word cards. Featuring terms such as globe, chalkboard, and crayons, the cards are a great way to welcome learners back into the classroom.
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Shed Style

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Originally designed for adults learning English in Vietnam, this plan can easily be used with your middle and high school ELD classrooms with little adaptation needed! Although the article "Shed Style" is not attached, learners will...
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Basic English Grammar: Using the Simple Present

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Discuss the use of the present tense in a lower grade or ELD classroom. This resource focuses on the use of the present tense in simple sentences. With the simplicity of the examples, it could be used with young children or beginning ELLs.
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Structuring English Language Development in the School Day

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Making simple changes in the classroom will allow for effective, sheltered instruction for English Language Learners.
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ESL: Around Town Matching

For Students 3rd - 9th
Tiny pictures of buildings found around town can be matched with their names in this exercise for beginning English Learners. Indefinite articles are included with vocabulary; nice way to reinforce the "a/an" rule. Pictures are quite...
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ESL: What's the Weather Like?

For Students 3rd - 9th
Beginning English learners practice describing the weather with help from eight picture clues. Questions are phrased like "How's the weather?" and "What's the weather like?" Tinker with the formatting to make it all fit on one page...
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ESL: Practice Using Present Progressive Tense

For Students 4th - 7th
Small, cartoonish pictures of people expressing emotions and actions (blowing his nose, holding her head and frowning, dancing, smiling) provide the basis for writers to describe the feelings and experiences taking place. Help your ESL...
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Reading Closely for Textual Details: "The Wolf You Feed"

For Teachers 6th Standards
Close reading doesn't mean to literally read text close to your face, but rather to pay attention to particular details in order to develop a deep and purposeful understanding of text. The first part of a five-part resource provides an...
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World Teachers' Day

For Students 3rd - 5th
Practice reading comprehension by having your class read a factual passage about World Teachers' Day and mach phrases, fill in the blanks, identify correct grammar usage, unscramble vocabulary words, sequence sentences from the passage,...
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Designing and Creating Earth Science Lessons with Google Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Everything from adding an overlay to uploading images to navigating the software, teachers become apt at using Google Earth™ in the classroom to create Earth Science lessons.

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