Unit Plan

Look at Us!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

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Start off your young English language learners with this packet of materials, which covers three weeks of instructions. After completing the unit, kids will have practiced the letters K through Z, read several story books, talked with one another about their traits and where they live, learned how to describe their feelings, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Work through these ESL lessons as suggested over the course of the outlined three weeks, or pick and choose certain elements and sections to supplement your current instruction
Classroom Considerations
  • You will need to borrow or buy some books, including Now I'm Big by Karen Katz, Mice Squeak, We Speak by Tomie dePaola, Here Are My Hands, and The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
  • These materials are designed to accompany a themed unit in Houghton Mifflin's curriculum, but can be taught independently of this unit
  • Printable instructions for all of the themes in this curriculum are provided; for this theme, just find the materials labeled with Theme 1
  • Provides suggestions for three different English language proficiency levels
  • Lists cross-curricular links to math and social studies
  • Comes with printable instructions for all the activities as well as detailed teacher information and assessment materials (see materials tab)
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