Friends Together: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

This Friends Together: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4) unit plan also includes:

Enjoy this thematic friendship unit compiled with ESL lessons to develop strong language development while listening, speaking, looking, and moving. Class members participate in activities covering topics like making friends, asking for help, courtesy words such as please and thank you, and teaching others because everybody is good at something. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Substitute unit-specific books with literature found in your classroom, school, or local library
  • Laminate picture cards and blackline masters for future use
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires writing, drawing, and craft materials
  • Consider student allergies when or if providing snacks 
  • Although these lessons are meant to accompany a themed unit in the Houghton Mifflin's curriculum, they can be taught independently of the unit
  • Offers specific step-by-step directions 
  • Provides multi-leveled response sentence frames and tips to support common challenges
  • References teacher's edition and specific books— makes certain aspects of lessons challenging to complete unless modified