July 16, 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!



Lori 


July 13, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕



Hi everyone,

Get your students fluent with number counting and identifying numerals and written words with this fun freebie.  Click here to download.


Here are 3 pages of numeral and word number cards zero to eleven. There are black and colored pages for your games or word wall and an outline coloring page for your center activities or to send home. You can use these cards as a word wall, memory or concentration game, game cards, review or as a center activity.

I just posted it as a freebie on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Please rate this product after you download it!  thanks,

Happy Teaching!

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July 10, 2018

13 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS


13 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Buddy up! 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Fun-To-Teach/Category/ESL-Newcomers-321895From the very first day find a buddy or buddies for your ELL student.  Buddies can orient the student to the school, play at recess, or work together with the ELL on class assignments and projects.  Student to student interaction builds a sense of belonging and community.

Use technology!
Google translate, books on tape, and the wide variety of free phonics programs make learning fun!

Bring out your best charade moves! 
Model and demonstrate what you want the student to do.  Repeat the directions slowly or have a buddy repeat classroom directions.  Be redundant in the way you present information.  Gestures, actions, pictures, objects and writing are all great communication tools to use.  Choose and few and use them regularly.  Check for understanding frequently.

By Consistent! 
Create a variety of simple clear instructions, routines, procedures and expectations.  Using these consistent cues will offer predictably and comprehension for students learning English.

Don’t hesitate to talk! 
Speak to the student directly throughout the day.  Don’t worry if the student does not respond verbally, listening is learning for the ELL student.  Remember that learning is taking place even if the ELL does not speak for the first weeks or months.  Provide opportunities throughout the day for teacher to student interaction.  Don’t let your English learner be a wallflower!  Bring ELLs into your classroom community with lots of direct teacher talk and eye contact!

Be patient! 
When the student does not understand, say less and simplify your speech.


Write it up! 
Post written objectives, vocabulary, and assignments.  Preview and review and allow plenty of time to practice new vocabulary in authentic classroom situations
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Hang it up!
Create and use visual demonstrations during your lessons.  Drawings, charts, maps, graphic organizers and pictures.  Hang them up to increase comprehension of the lessons you teach.

Get hands-on!
Use manipulatives.  Students learn without language when teachers offer learning through hands-on activities. 

Highlight it!
Highlighting vocabulary, important words or summarizing sentences are great ways of modifying assignments for ELLs.   English learners can understand difficult passages by identifying simpler language within the text that clarifies the meaning.

Show what you know! 
ELLs can communicate by labeling, drawing, copying, and underlining.  English learners can create outlines, make charts, diagrams and pictures to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge.  

Speak up when you don’t know!
Teach your ELLs what to do when they don’t know.  Instruct ELLs how to ask a buddy, raise a hand or call the teacher when they don’t understand what to do.   Modeling works great to make sure ELLs know how to ask for clarification.


Collaborate!
Communicate with ELD teachers for advice and assistance in creating a learning environment for your ELLs.  Classroom teachers with experience teaching English learners can be a wealth of knowledge.  Tap into their counsel.

Happy Teaching!
 Lori

July 9, 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!

Lori 
 

July 2, 2018

Summer is here!


Summer is here! 
Are you looking for a way to connect with students and their parents over the summer?  Mailing off a list of summer activities that promote literacy and math during the vacation months might be what you are looking for. Many times parents ask us for ideas of things they can do at home with their children during the summer, but lose the list as summer sets in.  Mailing them a checklist of summer activities connects you with them.   
Here is a list of great weekly activities parents can choose from:
·      Library Time!  Go to the public library once a week

·      Old and Young! Visit a senior center once a week and read someone there a book.

·      Estimate It!  Keep an estimation jar and have your kids guess the amount once a week!  Make sure they count the beans, rocks, etc. to verify their estimation.

·      Clean Up Day.  Choose a local park to visit weekly.  Pick up any trash you find and then have a picnic!

·      Journal Time.  Once a week have your child write in a summer journal.  Orally review the week together and then give your child time to write about the events of the past week.

·      Wrap It Up! At the beginning of the summer pick out 8 to 10 books that your child wants to read. Wrap them up in gift-wrap and once a week let your child chose the book he/she will read for that week.

·      Game Day!  Reserve one day a week for game day.  Gather together several games and let your children choose which game they want to play.  Young children can build math skills by playing go fish or concentration with a simple deck of cards.

·      Research It!  Catch bugs and research them with you kids!  Great fun and builds investigation skills in your children.

·      Put on a Play!  Once a week read a play with your children.  Dress up and act it out.  This is a great way to continue literacy during the summer.

·      Local Museum.  Call your local museum and ask when they offer free hours. In the summer many museums offer free hours and days.

·      Lemonade Stand!  Teach your child about money and responsibility by having a lemonade stand once a week during specific hours.  Shopping, counting change, and determining profit are all great Math skills for your child!

·      Keep in Touch! Let your kid write a family newsletter once a week.  This is a great way to learn about summarizing as they describe the weeks activities.  Kids can type up the newsletter, add photos and send them out to all the grandparents.


Happy Teaching!

🌹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
Lori

June 29, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hello everyone!
It is Friday and time for a fun freebie!

Get ready to have fun practicing colors with this great colorful game board and color cards. This 2 page kindergarten packet includes a game board and color cards for endless fun and color name practice. 


Click here to download this freebie!

This kinder unit will definitely get your students motivated to learn through hands on activities that are so much FUN! 




Happy Teaching!💜💜

Lori 
 



June 25, 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
Lori

June 22, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hello everyone!💕
It is Friday and we have a great freebie for you today!
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 Tongue Twisters Sample Freebie
Tongue Twisters Pronunciation Made Fun!

This sample freebie from our full Tongue Twister pack 48-page pronunciation unit has everything you need to sample what our full pack offers to teach students the correct pronunciation necessary to be academically successful in English.
The full pack of Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun contains 30 traditional tongue twisters to help elementary students master English pronunciation! Wall posters and game cards are provided for your students to practice the sounds of English with these engaging tongue twisters.


Click here for this  great freebie!

In addition, our activities and ideas provide fun and interest so your students learn through hands-on experiences. This unit is ready to go to work for you!
Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun has everything you need to teach students the correct pronunciation including black lines for the 30 traditional tongue twisters as wall posters, game/mobile cards and game boards
Each of the 30 tongue twisters has its own wall poster and game card. Practice English pronunciation with fun activities and game boards.

•WORD WALL CARDS
•GAME BOARDS
•GAME CARDS

Each tongue twister is printed on an individual wall poster (8 x 11 ½) and game/flash card. Simply copy, cut, and use.

Use this great English pronunciation package for kindergarten through 6th graders. Perfect for second language learners and speech students!

See all our great math and grammar games at www.funtoteach.com.

If you would like more great Tongue Twisters, download our complete pack!


 Click here for this great freebie!

Happy Teaching! 

June 18, 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
Lori

June 15, 2018

💕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

June 12, 2018

💥Prepositions💥


Our prepositions unit is packed with word and picture cards, songs, word wall cards and more.

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Here is a fun song from that unit to practice early advanced prepositions!  Sing it to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or as a call back.
Have fun with it!





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A bit closer
A bit farther
A bit higher
A bit lower
A little to the left
A little to the right
Not quite in the middle
Within an inch…or a ????
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Happy Teaching!

June 11, 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!

June 8, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hi teachers,

This Friday we have a great freebie for you!💕

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Semantic-Gradient-752079

Benefits of Semantic Gradients:

 •easy to use

•reproducible, make what you need

•use with small groups or whole class

Semantic gradients are powerful tools to teach elementary students the differences between related words and increase their vocabulary.

This method of improving reading comprehension works with both English Language Learners and native English speakers and offers classroom teachers a vehicle to reach the needs of all of students. This type of gradient helps students distinguish between the subtle nuances of meaning of related words and broadens their understanding of connected words. Furthermore, gradients show all students how to use vocabulary precisely when expressing themselves in speaking and writing.

Semantic gradients are lists of related words that have similar meanings placed on a continuum moving from one word to its opposite. It is a continuum that order related words by degree.

These gradients use anchor words (words and their opposites) at each end of the gradient. The words used in between gradually shift in meaning.

For example, freezing and sweltering would be the anchor words for a semantic gradient of temperature words that included the following: freezing, cold, cool, warm, hot, roasting, and sweltering.

How do you use a Semantic Gradient?

Identify your 2 anchor words by choosing a word and finding its opposite.

Find synonyms for each of those words and order them to create your word list.

Students then order the words to create a gradient or continuum.

Click Here for your Semantic Gradient Black Line!

Have fun and happy teaching!

June 4, 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
Lori

May 30, 2018

💕Sentence Starters!💕

Hello Teachers!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-Back-to-School-Sentence-Starters-575716

This is a great product to get you started!


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-Back-to-School-Sentence-Starters-575716Sentence starters provide a low-stress way for young writers to practice writing complete sentences. Our sentence starters are open-ended requiring your students to use higher order thinking skills while practicing their writing.  Provide your students the opportunities to write creatively with 50 Back to School Sentence Starters.

This great ELA unit has 50 great back to school sentence starters to get your students writing. You can learn about your students as they complete these open ended writing pieces. Let your students pick the sentence starter that will get them engaged in writing or choose one for the whole class.


Each sentence starter is printed on an individual card and on lined paper.

Simply copy, cut, and write!

We have included black lines for the following:
sentence starter word wall cards
individual lined papers for each sentence starter.

In addition, our activities and ideas provide fun and interest so your students learn through hands-on experiences. No more searching for writing prompts or sentence starters. This unit is ready to go to work for you!
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Click here to purchase at our Fun To Teach store at TPT!


Have fun and Happy Teaching!
💕

May 29, 2018

💥Tongue Twisters! 💥

Hello everyone,

It is time again for Tuesday's Tongue Twisters!  Pronunciation can be a
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challenge for second language learners.  A fun lesson to increase accuracy is to practice an assortment of tongue twisters.  Tongue Twisters lower the affective filter of English language learners and kids of all ages love to practice the sing-songy fun of a great tongue twisters.

Easy:
  • Friendly Frank flips fine flapjacks.
  • Fat frogs flying past fast.
Medium:
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?
  • Kitty caught the kitten in the kitchen.

Hard:
  • One-one was a race horse.   Two-two was one too.  One-one won one race.  Two-two won one too.
  • Betty better butter Brad's bead.
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Tongue twisters are fun and engaging for young English learners.  They are also culturally significant and native speakers of English are always willing to join in the fun of this challenging practice.




Click here to download our freebie sample of Tongue Twisters!

If you want the full version of our Tongue Twisters product, Click Here!

Tongue Twisters Pronunciation Made Fun!  This 48-page pronunciation unit has everything you need to teach students the correct pronunciation necessary to be academically successful in English. Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun contains 30 traditional tongue twisters to help elementary students master English pronunciation!  Wall posters and game cards are provided for your students to practice the sounds of English with these engaging tongue twisters.   In addition, our activities and ideas provide fun and interest so your students learn through hands-on experiences. This unit is ready to go to work for you! Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun has everything you need to teach students the correct pronunciation including black lines for the 30 traditional tongue twisters as wall posters, game/mobile cards and game boards Each of the 30 tongue twisters has its own wall poster and game card.  Practice English pronunciation with fun activities and game boards.  •WORD WALL CARDS •GAME BOARDS •GAME CARDS  Each tongue twister is printed on an individual wall poster (8 x 11 ½) and game/flash card. Simply copy, cut, and use.  Use this great English pronunciation package for kindergarten through 6th graders.  Perfect for second language learners and speech students!  See all our great math and grammar games at www.funtoteach.com.


What are some of your hardest tongue twisters?
 

💥Happy Teaching!

May 25, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hello everyone,

Today click here and get this great freebie that students love!


This 18-page Skip Count By 2 Flipbook has interactive flipbooks for students to create and practice counting by 2s. These are engaging books to make as a center activity, or as an extension to your math lesson.

Get your students counting by 2s with this great Skip Count By 2 Flipbook. Students simply color, cut and assemble. Watch your young learners take off counting.

Skip Count By 2 Flipbook can be used during guided math as openers, small group time and math work stations

How to use this book:
Assembly:
• Print on cardstock.
• Cut at the dotted line to separate the base of the flipbook from the picture pages.
• Cut around each rectangle picture box.
• Arrange the number cards one on top of the other and staple or bind the top of all pages to the flipbook base.

This is an engaging way for students to practice their numbers and share their knowledge with family and friends.


Happy teaching!💕








May 24, 2018

💥SONGS AND/OR CHANTS 💥

SONGS AND/OR CHANTS 


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 AdvancedSongs and Chants are a dynamic part of an ELD lesson. Songs/ Chants set the stage for the lesson and help focus the learner on the vocabulary and grammatical structure you are teaching.


GROUPING: Whole class
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a song/chant
WHAT YOU NEED:
• Student copies of the song/chant
• The song/chant written on chart paper


HOW TO PLAY:

• Sing or chant the song the first time to your students

• Focus in on pronunciation

• Anchor your student’s attention by teaching your students to “look at my mouth.” Help them make the correct mouth and facial movements as you help them pronounce words correctly

• Hand out mirrors and see if your students can make their mouth “look like yours” when pronouncing new words or difficult sounds



VARIATION: Gesture as you sing Sing one part more than once



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