January 11, 2018

Why you should use songs in your ELD lessons!

Hi everyone,
I love using songs and chants during my lessons.

Much of the input students receive during ELD is visual.  Songs and Chants offer another venue for students to learn the lesson objective through music and rhythm.

As an ANTICIPATORY SET, Songs and Chants hook the students.  They can set the stage for your lesson and emphasize your language objectives.

Songs and Chants provide the ENGAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION all within the context of learning.  Songs and Chants give meaning to students and they relax as they sing and play.

Songs and Chants can trigger emotions and lower AFFECTIVE FILTERS.  Students socialize through Songs/Chants.  They can listen to themselves sing, and practice the reproduction of English songs while enjoying the rhythm.  Finally, Songs and Chants help second language learners express their feelings.

Songs and Chants can be a perfect addition to any lesson!
Have fun!

Happy Teaching! Lori

ESL & ELD Songs and Chants Volume I SING IT LOUD! SING IT CLEAR!  This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.  Songs and Chants for: Possessive Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Present Tense Questions Regular Past Tense Verbs Past Tense Questions Present Perfect Prepositions  Language levels included: Beginning Intermediate Advanced


This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.

Songs and Chants for:
Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Present Tense Questions
Regular Past Tense Verbs
Past Tense Questions
Present Perfect
Prepositions

Language levels included:
Beginning
Intermediate
Advanced





January 8, 2018

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

January 6, 2018

💜Martin Luther King Word Wall Cards💜


💜Hello everyone. 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Martin-Luther-King-Word-Wall-Cards-2281286
Get your students ready to celebrate Martin Luther King with this engaging MLK Martin Luther King word wall from Fun To Teach.  This Packet includes 50 word wall cards, 3 alphabet headers, and an assortment of activities you can use with your students. 

As teachers we know that word walls provide a systematic visual organizer that aides children in seeing and remembering connections between words and the characteristics that help them form categories and schemas to remember how to use them.
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🚀Support student writing by using this MLK word wall as an organized group of large print words posted on your bulletin board or wall in your classroom. Word walls draw attention to the words you are teaching and are used in whole class or small group activities.  So easy, just copy, cut and post.

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The phrases and words that I included in this packet are:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Martin-Luther-King-Word-Wall-Cards-2281286African-American, America, assassinated, black, bigotry, boycott, change, civil rights, courage, demonstration, dream, Dr. King, equality, fairness, free, freedom, great, hatred, history, holiday, honor, human rights, I have a dream, inequity, intolerance, jail, January 15, justice, King, leader, march, memorial, minister, murdered, Nobel peace prize, nonviolent, organize, peace, peaceful, prejudice, race, racism, rights, Rosa Parks, segregation, slavery, speech, struggle, tolerance, unfairness, and vote.

🎆A word wall is most effective when it becomes an interactive part of the classroom.  With that in mind I added some fun and engaging games and activities to this packet.  One of my favorites is called - Slap It!  Here are the guidelines for this game…you can play it with any vocabulary theme!  Simple, fun and effective!
Slap It! .............
🙏🏿Slap It! is a fun game you can play with children that will help them associate and reinforce MLK Word Wall

Play in groups of 2 or 3.
Have word wall cards for each group.

Lay the cards face up on the table so that each player can reach them. Players sit with their hands on their head. Call out the word. The first to slap the vocabulary word gets to keep it.

If a player slaps the wrong card, they must sit out the next round.

The winner😜 is the person to collect the most cards.


 This is a great Martin Luther King packet to use as a vocabulary graphic organizer with your students. Just copy onto colored paper and cut and you have your word wall ready to go!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Martin-Luther-King-Word-Wall-Cards-2281286
‼️Remember that graphic organizers help students develop higher level thinking skills and promote creativity. They are handy tools for classroom use that guide students through the process of organizing information. Graphic organizers make logic out of language and help students summarize and interpret text. Graphic Organizers are excellent tools that promote high-level active thinking in the classroom.
•Reading Comprehension •Math
•Social Studies •Science
•Art
•Conflict Resolution

SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS:


Graphic organizers make content area information more accessible to second language learners. Graphic/visual organizers can change complex language into language that is comprehensible. These are perfect visual tools that help ELs and all students understand and organize information.

So what are you waiting for⁉️⁉️  Jump on over to Teachers Pay Teachers (click here) and check out this super MLK package…it needs to be in your toolbox today!

Happy Teaching!
Lori Wolfe

Happy Teaching! Lori

January 5, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

Community People Word Wall Freebie!

Happy New Year from Fun To Teach!

Kinder to 2nd grade



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Community-People-Word-Wall-Freebie-2937703

This word wall contains words and pictures related to Community People.
This freebie is the word wall portion from our
Community People Kindergarten Kit complete packet.  I am offering this for free so you can sample some of my work! 

This word wall contains 12 words and pictures related to Community People. The pictures are perfect for both the basic education classroom, ESL, speech and autism/ESE classroom.

Community People Word Wall pages includes:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Community-People-Word-Wall-Freebie-2937703·      Community People Word Wall cards,
·      alphabet headers
·      activities

Use these to teach
CommunityPeople vocabulary, during reading centers, use in wall charts or posted on the wall. You can even cut off the word and have the student match the word to the picture.

You will find many uses for these versatile words and pictures.  These word cards are great for a theme wall, flashcards to send home or use as a matching game.  Spice-up your
Community People with this great word wall packet.

Words included in this packet are:
Astronaut
Bus driver
Captain
Cyclist
Fireman
Flight attendant
Garbage collector
Pilot
Police officer
Taxi driver
Train engineer
Trucker

Happy teaching!💕
Lori

January 2, 2018

🎉New Year's Resolutions🎉

🎉Happy New Year Teachers!🎉

A great resolution you might consider is to include language objectives in your lessons.  
Here are some starters!

Language Function:  Sequencing
Form:  First, next, then, finally
Language Objective:  TSWBAT orally or in writing, sequence events using first, next, then, finally

Form:  Past Tense Verbs
Language Objective:  TSWBAT orally use past tense verbs to sequence past events.

Happy teaching and happy new year!

December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New year!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Fun-To-Teach
 Yahoo!
2018 is finally here~

ARe you ready for a freebie for the new year!   Here it is!

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the help you need when you have a new ESL student that does not speak English! This free sampler unit will give you examples of the hands on, engaging ESL activities included in our ESL Newcomers Units

This free ESL 34-page English Language Learner pack demonstrates the lessons and activities in our ESL Newcomer Units that cover early English language acquisition and literacy skills in students at the beginning or early intermediate stages of English.

Try this sampler packet with your ESL Newcomer. Lesson plans are provided to assure your English language student (ELL) is engaged and learning from the very first day!
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Click Here for your freebie!

ESL Newcomer Pack Unit 1 includes the following lessons to acquaint you with our ESL Newcomer units. This freebie includes lessons and activities for: Basic phrases
Colors
Basic vocabulary
Vowels
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ESL-NEWCOMER-PACK-Unit-1-Freebie-3552579Unit 1 is designed to provide an understanding of basic English phrases and vocabulary and basic foundational skills in vowel sound recognition and writing for students who are unfamiliar with the English alphabet. Students will also learn some everyday vocabulary associated with each letter of the alphabet. Check out all our ESL Newcomer units that build English skills at the beginning or early intermediate level of English

Click Here for your freebie!

You get lesson plans, activities and black lines for:
•sentence Flip Books for the basic phrases -beginning sentence construction/respond to questions
• word wall cards for basic vocabulary
• sentence starters for basic phrases
• flap fun books for 4 colors and basic vocabulary
•vowels with pictures (color and B&W)

Please note that some pages are in color only, but print fine as black and white!

Rest assured that your ESL Newcomer is learning English from the very first day, building a strong language base with engaging and explicit language instruction!

Have fun

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You can find all of my resources for English Language Learners that provide engaging, independent practice for your newcomer or beginner level ESL, older ELLs or adults.

Combine this with my
ESL Newcomer Pack Unit 2
ESL Newcomer Sentence Starters




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 Happy New Year
and
Happy Teaching!
Lori

December 25, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


 Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.

Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

December 18, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!


The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you’ll go.




Happy Teaching,

December 14, 2017

💧Songs as lesson openers💧

💧FILL IT IN💧
.................................

This is a great opener after the song/chant has been used for several days.

GROUPING: Small group or whole class.

OBJECTIVE: To practice a song/chant


WHAT YOU NEED:

• Copy the song to use with
overhead, on the document camera or on chart paper
• Blank pieces of paper, small Post it Notes or index cards
• Cover up the vocabulary words or grammatical form you are teaching in the song/chant

HOW TO:

• Sing/say the song/chant
• Stop at the blanks and have
students fill them in

Happy Teaching! 

ESL & ELD Songs and Chants Volume I SING IT LOUD! SING IT CLEAR!  This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.  Songs and Chants for: Possessive Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Present Tense Questions Regular Past Tense Verbs Past Tense Questions Present Perfect Prepositions  Language levels included: Beginning Intermediate Advanced


This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.

Songs and Chants for:
Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Present Tense Questions
Regular Past Tense Verbs
Past Tense Questions
Present Perfect
Prepositions

Language levels included:
Beginning
Intermediate
Advanced





December 11, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!






Happy Teaching,

December 8, 2017

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hello Teachers,

Here is another Friday freebie for all of you teaching math in Spanish or wanting to send home Spanish homework!

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This is a 26-page unit that has essential math vocabulary to build a foundation of math understanding. You can use it whole class, with second language learners or struggling math students. 
 
The 15 carefully selected math vocabulary words integrate kid-friendly definitions with rich information about the concept. 


Words included are: poligono, figuras congruentes, simetria, ordenacion, diametro, lineas paralelas, lineas perpendiculares, area, angulos, cilindros, perimetro, rombo, cubo, esfera y cono. 
  
This Math Game packet includes black line masters to reproduce and use as games and activities.

 
This package includes: 7 Math Games:
•Match It Up!
•I Know the Word
•Tic Tac Go!
•And the Answer Is!
•Word Association
•A Game of 20 Questions
•Concentration

 

Also included:
• Flashcard Mania
• Math Games as Homework

 

Reproducible black lines included in this package:
-assessment
-activities to send home
-easy to use teacher
-teacher's guides
-easy game assembly
-variety of games
-complete game boards and game cards
-activity black line masters



Click here to download!


Happy teaching💕!
Lori Wolfe

December 5, 2017

Qualifiers!

Hi everyone!  Brr it is cold outside!
One of my ELD groups have been working on biographies in their regular classroom and I started to notice the awkwardness in their writing and speaking as they prepared their book reports and oral presentations. 
Time for a couple of lessons on Qualifiers! 

WHAT IS A QUALIFIER?
A word or phrase that precedes an adjective or adverb and increases or decreases the quality or meaning of the word.

WHICH WORDS ARE QUALIFIERS?
Here are some of the most common qualifiers in English (though some of these words have other functions as well): very, quite, rather, somewhat, more, most, less, least, too, so, just, enough, indeed, still, almost, fairly, really, pretty, even, a bit, a little, a (whole) lot, a good deal, a great deal, kind of, sort of.

REMEMBER…
·      qualifiers do not modify verbs
·      qualifiers do not have adverb derivational suffixes, with one or two exceptions, like really and fairly
·      qualifiers cannot be made comparative or superlative
·      qualifiers do not intensify


Happy Teaching!