Unit Plan

We’re a Family: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

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Teach your English language learners how to talk about their families with three weeks of lessons. Over the course of the thematic unit, learners pick up new vocabulary so that they can talk about families and relationships, clothing, and expressing hunger and thirst. They also work on learning story structure, practice with concepts of print, and work on blending onsets and rimes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Teach these ESL lessons in the order they are presented or pick and choose your favorite lessons or worksheets to supplement your current curriculum
Classroom Considerations
  • These ESL lessons were designed to accompany a themed unit in Houghton Mifflin’s curriculum, but can easily be taught independently of this unit
  • Printable worksheets and other reference materials for all of the themes are included in these materials; scroll down and find the pages labeled with Theme 3
  • This packet is part of a collection of three built around this particular theme
  • Lists suggestions for three different English language proficiency levels
  • Includes a couple of cross-curricular connections
  • Comes with worksheets and printable instructions for all the activities as well as teacher reference materials about the packet and ELL assessment (see materials tab)
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