American Stories: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

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Language learners are provided with extra support as they progress through a three-week thematic unit that focuses on stories about the Westward Expansion in the early history of the United States.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals select a story from their own oral tradition to share with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The three resource packets in this series are designed for different skill levels; as enrichment activities for those who have mastered the concepts, for language learners, and for those who need extra support
  • This packet, the second in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on American stories, is designed for ESL/ELD classes
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  • The packet includes lessons scripted for beginning, emergent, and intermediate and advanced language learners
  • Also included are vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and language exercises



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