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50 reviewed resources for eld group activities

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Movie Stars (ELD Lesson)

For Students 7th - 12th
Reinforce conversational skills in your ELD class with this worksheet. Pairs of partners ask questions about twelve famous movie star based on a given example (Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt). Questions address given names, birthdays,...
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International Dance Day: Reading and Activities for ELD

For Students 3rd - 8th
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group...
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Cinco De Mayo: ELD Reading and Language-Building

For Students 5th - 10th
A brief passage about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is accompanied by an array of language activities for ELD: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing,...
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ESL/ELD: Learning about Ash Wednesday

For Students 5th - 10th
An overview of the history and tradition of Ash Wednesday in 2 paragraphs is accompanied by an array of language activities: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation,...
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"Trains meeting in the night" Activity: 4-1 -- China Reunites

For Students 7th - 10th
A simple exercise in close reading of informational text that may be useful in a variety of classes including social studies, religion, and ELD. It includes 12 short passages about Chinese history, with a question immediately following...
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Adjectives

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Provide language learners with lots of opportunities to practice identifying and useing adjectives. The games and activities in this 19-page grammar packet are designed just for them.
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Ten Days to A+ Grammar: Verbs

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What are you doing today? What have you done this week? What will you be doing next month? Focus on verb usage with a series of fill-in-the-black exercises on basic tenses, inappropriate shifts in tense, and active and passive voice.
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Pronouns

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
As part of their English grammar study, language learners engage in the games, exercises, and activities found in a 13-page packet that focuses on pronouns.
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Verb Tense Packet

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
How do you word questions? Word order in questions is the focus of a 23-page grammar packet designed for ESL/ELD classes. Yes/no questions, information questions, and tag questions are all examined.
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Regular Field Day

For Teachers K - 6th
This lesson contains a plethora of fun games for a field day extravaganza. The games have been organized by grade levels, but the teacher can adapt them to whatever age category is appropriate for creating a fun-filled activities day....
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Rowan Atkinson: Famous People, ELL Assignment

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners. It includes a one-page reading on the comedic actor Rowan Atkinson and 10 activities/exercises that focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary...
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Verbs: Review

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Designed as a review of verbs studied in first three chapters in this grammar series, the 16-page packet includes activities, worksheets, games, and assessments.
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4-H Photography Intermediate Activity Pages

For Students 7th - 10th
Photography is the focus of this 4-H photography worksheet. Learners examine the history of the camera, complete a photography service project, discover careers in photography, and determine their photography skill level. They complete a...
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Students as “Grammarians”: Discovering Grammatical Rules Lesson on the Causative “Have”

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Groups examine a series of examples, identify the common elements, and work together to discover "the causative" grammar rule represented.
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Gerunds and Infinitives

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Gerunds and infinitives are the focus of this 24-page grammar packet designed to give language learners opportunities to practice using these parts of speech. Included are exercises, activities, games, and assessments.
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Clauses

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Noun, adverbial, and adjective clauses are the focus of this 26-page grammar packet designed for language learners. Loaded with activities, exercises, games, and worksheets, the materials can be adapted for most levels.
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Time Frequency - "How Often ...?"

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
How often do you ride a bike? Time frequency words are featured in a lesson designed for ESL/ELD classrooms. 
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ELD Five Senses Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
English learners ask and answer questions about the five senses. They participate in sight and sound signal reading, singing songs, and creating sense charts. They make cross curricular connections by reading books and by focusing on...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Phonics

For Teachers 7th
Be the best with this basic "B" review lesson. Early Intermediate learners can practice their knowledge of words that start with "B" in various activities, including a Memory card game with different words and images that begin with "B."...
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Designing for the Barely Imaginable

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is out there? Groups create an alien world and determine its characteristics. The groups then become mission planners and design a mission to visit another group's world in order to find out more about this world. 
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Ordinal Numbers for English Learners

For Teachers K - 1st
Help your beginning and intermediate English Learners develop academic vocabulary with this activity about ordinal numbers. Read and discuss the Eric Carle book Ten Little Rubber Ducks. Your ELs use ordinal number cards to practice...
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Webquest: Thanksgiving

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Class members use the Internet to research the history of Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada, as well as the traditions surrounding the Thanksgiving-style celebrations of the Hebrews, the Chinese, and in Ancient Greece and Rome.
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Reading Closely For Textual Details: "And, above all, we had to learn English."

For Teachers 8th Standards
Only a thorough understanding of history can save us from repeating it. Practice close reading skills with an eighth grade unit that focuses on 19th century America, including European immigration into Ellis Island and Frederick...
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Survivor Field Day

For Teachers K - 5th
Survivor field day is based on challenges and games played in the TV show Survivor. Using everyday PE equipment that might be available at most elementary schools; here are some games of challenge and teamwork. With each one of these...