September 17, 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 

 

September 14, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hi Teachers!
Check out this free math geometry vocabulary resource. It is free for this weekend only!
Please don't forget to rate it!

Click here to download


Geometry Vocabulary Trading Cards

Math Activities And Lesson Plans


This 26-page unit has essential math words to build a foundation of math understanding. Use whole class, with second language learners or struggling math students.

The 15 carefully selected words integrates kid friendly definitions with rich information about the concept. Words included are: polygon, congruent figures, symmetry, array, diameter, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, area, angles, cylinder, perimeter, rhombus, cube, sphere, and cone.

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

Thank you,

Happy Teaching!
Lori

September 10, 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 

 

September 7, 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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September 5, 2018

💕Quick email to content teachers💕

Just sent this out to content teachers and I thought I would share it with you!

 

Have a great September!

 

Lori

Hi everyone,

We are knee deep back at school and looking good.

While you think about your classroom set up will you take a moment and make sure that:

 

 

1.              All of your English Language Learners are facing you at their desks.  To understand the content you are teaching they need to see your body language, facial expressions and  gestures, etc. so make sure they are not sitting with their backs to the teacher at any time.

 

2.             Each ELL should be sitting next to a strong native English speaker.  This provides an age appropriate English model.

 

3.             Assign a buddy peer to make sure your ELLs understand each direction and assignment you give.  Teach the buddy peer how to check their ELL buddy to make sure they are  understanding.

Have a great year!

September 3, 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 
 

August 31, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hello everyone,

Time for another Friday freebie!

 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kinder-Color-Game-Board-and-Color-Cards-291911

Click on over to our Teachers Pay Teachers store and pick up this great freebie!

Kinder Color Game Board and Color Cards


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

 Click here to get your freebie!  Please follow us and rate this great freebie!

Happy Teaching! 

 

 

August 27, 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

August 24, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕 Back to School

Back to School Word Wall It’s time for school!

Get ready with these colorful BACK TO SCHOOL Word Wall Cards. This 48-page vocabulary word wall package includes 51 BACK TO SCHOOL Word Wall cards, alphabet headers and activities.

Click Here to Download!


These word cards are great for a theme wall, flashcards to send home or use as a matching game. Spice up your back to school with this great packet.

 Words included in this packet are: school, bus, pencil, teacher, backpack, crayon, scissors, glue, glue stick, book, paper, globe, computer, desk, swing, slide, line, recess, calendar, lunch, snack, ruler, iPad, laptop, calculator, cafeteria, gym, principal, nurse, book, vacation, September, August, fall, labor day, carpet, sharing, friends, erasers, sharpeners, scissors, holiday, teacher, apple, notebook, bell recess, playground, cubby, school, learning,

 Vocabulary games and activities included in this set: Word Wall Bean Bag Toss Slap It! Chant the Wall This is a great vocabulary graphic organizer to use with your students. Just copy onto colored paper and cut and you have your word wall ready to go! A vocabulary word wall is an organized group of large print words posted on a bulletin board or wall in your classroom.

Click Here to Download!


Word walls draw attention to the words you are teaching and are used in whole class or small group activities. Word walls provide a systematic visual vocabulary 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.

Happy Teaching!
Lori Wolfe

August 22, 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

August 20, 2018

💕Back to School Bonus Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers!💕



 💜Hello everyone!

August is back to school month!

It is time to get inspired and Teachers Pay Teachers is the place to find your inspiration!

Ready your wish list: 
a TpT bonus sale is coming tomorrow!

Feeling the back-to-school crunch? There's still time to give your planning a fresh boost! Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 21st until 11:59pm ET), we're giving you one more chance to stock up on all your last-minute back-to-school needs. Just use promo code BTSBONUS18 to save up to 25% sitewide on A+ back-to-school resources.

Pop over to the Fun To Teach Store and stock up on products that will inspire you and ignite your teaching!

Happy Shopping!


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💕Happy Teaching!💕

Lori

 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ESL-ELD-K-5-Curriculum-Map-a-year-long-pacing-guide-3967021ESL/ELD K-5 Curriculum Map
a year long pacing guide!

Planning for the year can be overwhelming. Many of you have been asking me for my ESL/ELD curriculum map so here it is!

This year-long ESL/ELD curriculum map, broken down by week, will help you plan your year for all 3 language levels.

✅ Beginner/early intermediate
✅ Intermediate
✅ Early Advanced/Advanced

Each month, under each language level there are language components that I teach during that month. You more than likely have your own resources, activities and curriculum to teach these components. ♥If I have a product that contains all or parts of the language I teach during that month I have listed it. All resource images are click-able links for your convenience. Just click on the image you want to see and it will take you to my TPT store.♥

Each month has a combination of ELD units and/or grammar components essential for English learners. Again choose some or all of what I have here. Feel free to mix it up to suit you!

Click Here to download from TPT!

Every classroom is different! Every teacher teaches differently, and I tried to create this year curriculum map with many different types of classrooms and teachers in mind. I know you may need to tweak this to the needs of your students, classroom, and administration. That’s OK! For example, March is testing month for me. If you need to switch months around to meet your testing time, that is just fine. Do what is best for your students in your classroom.

There is even a column for holidays, which you can use or not use, your choice. How awesome is that people? I mean the whole year is planned out for you.

Click here to download!

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 
 

August 17, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

 Hello everyone,

Hello everyone!
Here is this weeks freebie!
The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense freebie Verb Game  This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.  This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.  This package consists of : *GAME BOARD *GAME CARDS *WORD CARDS *NUMBER CARDS  These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!  Please follow us!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-3-Sounds-of-ed-Past-Tense-freebie-Verb-Game-469505

This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.

This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-3-Sounds-of-ed-Past-Tense-freebie-Verb-Game-469505This package consists of :
*GAME BOARD
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-3-Sounds-of-ed-Past-Tense-freebie-Verb-Game-469505*GAME CARDS
*WORD CARDS
*NUMBER CARDS

These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!

Click here to get your freebie!  Please follow us and rate this product!

Happy Teaching!

August 15, 2018

💃What is the difference between acquiring a language and learning a language?💃





💃Acquisition is 


subconscious, 


informal and implicit, and

tends to be unstructured. 💃






💃Learning is conscious, formal, explicit, often grammar

based, and tends to move from

simple to complex language.💃



Second Language Learners need both! 
 

Happy Teaching!

Lori 
 
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August 14, 2018

Informal and Formal Vocabulary!

Hi everyone,



Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary

You say put off,
We say postpone,
You say call up,
We say phone.

Meet Common Core standards and raise the vocabulary level of your students with this 102-page unit on Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary.
This grammar unit covers 32 different Phrasal Verbs and the Academic vocabulary that corresponds with each one. Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain more than one word and there are hundreds of English Phrasal Verbs such as: think over (consider), set up (establish), and put up with (tolerate).

This comprehensive vocabulary unit contains color and black & white word wall cards, game cards, activities, a song and games based on phrasal verbs and their academic language equivalents.

Reproducible black lines included in this package:

• 32 Phrasal Verb word wall cards
• 32 Academic Vocabulary word wall cards
• Game cards and board
• Song lyrics
• Assessments
• Lesson plans and activities

Vocabulary word cards are reproducible in color or print in black and white.

Since Phrasal Verbs are very common in oral English, their understanding is essential for communication and reading comprehension. However, when writing formally there are two reasons we strive to use the academic or formal equivalents of Phrasal Verbs. First, Phrasal Verbs are highly idiomatic. Formal writing uses Standard English and avoids figurative language and slang. Secondly, when writing formally in English precise vocabulary is expected. Since Phrasal Verbs often have multiple meanings they can be difficult to understand and impede the meaning. Teaching your students the Academic vocabulary for Phrasal Verbs will enlarge their vocabulary and improve

Happy Teaching,
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You say put off,
We say postpone,
You say call up,
We say phone.

Meet Common Core standards and raise the vocabulary level of your students with this 102-page unit on Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary.


This grammar unit covers 32 different Phrasal Verbs and the Academic vocabulary that corresponds with each one. Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain more than one word and there are hundreds of English Phrasal Verbs such as: think over (consider), set up (establish), and put up with (tolerate).

This comprehensive vocabulary unit contains color and black & white word wall cards, game cards, activities, a song and games based on phrasal verbs and their academic language equivalents.

Reproducible black lines included in this package:

• 32 Phrasal Verb word wall cards
• 32 Academic Vocabulary word wall cards
• Game cards and board
• Song lyrics
• Assessments
• Lesson plans and activities

Vocabulary word cards are reproducible in color or print in black and white.

Since Phrasal Verbs are very common in oral English, their understanding is essential for communication and reading comprehension. However, when writing formally there are two reasons we strive to use the academic or formal equivalents of Phrasal Verbs. First, Phrasal Verbs are highly idiomatic. Formal writing uses Standard English and avoids figurative language and slang. Secondly, when writing formally in English precise vocabulary is expected. Since Phrasal Verbs often have multiple meanings they can be difficult to understand and impede the meaning. Teaching your students the Academic vocabulary for Phrasal Verbs will enlarge their vocabulary and improve their formal English writing!

Happy Teaching!



August 13, 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