February 23, 2018

💫St Patrick’s Day Idioms💫


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💫💫St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!  

  I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!
💫St Patrick’s Day Idioms💫
What is an idiom?
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273Idioms are words that don’t mean what they say!  They are usually a group of words, well known and used by native speakers of a language, that can’t be understood by the individual meaning of the words.







Why teach idioms?
Students develop a clear understanding of idioms with direct instruction, read-alouds, teacher modeling and student-centered activities.  According to readwritethink teaching idioms offers students the ability to further comprehend texts that contain metaphorical and lexical meanings beyond the basic word level.



Here is one way to teach idioms:
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·      When presenting idioms to students, introduce a group of 4 to 5 idioms together.   It is best to group the idioms into a category, for  example; before St. Patrick’s Day teach idioms that use green in them!
·      Always use stories or relate personal conversations to introduce each idiom in context.
·      Use an Idiom Journal to record the idiom and it’s meanings.  Don’t forget a picture.
·      Practice by offering students a student centered activity.

Now you are on your way to teaching idioms!


I like these idioms for green!
·      Get or give someone the green light
·      Green with envy
·      Grass is always greener on the other side
·      To be green
·      Green thumb
·      Green around the gills


Here are some fun sites for idioms!
·      My English Teacher
·      Learn English


What are some of your favorite idiom activities!  I would love to hear about them.


Happy Teaching,
Happy Teaching! Lori

February 16, 2018

💕Friday Freebie!💕

Hello everyone,
It is Friday and time for another freebie!
Today if you click over to our Teachers Pay Teachers Store you can download this great unit:

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Polish up your students' bathroom vocabulary.
This ESL and ELD unit builds upon the ever-popular children's story - The Lady with the Alligator Purse. Kids love this sing-song rhyme, and we do, too!

The Lady with the Alligator Purse provides the strong foundation from which we build schema and expand students' knowledge of BATHROOM VOCABULARY. We provide all you need to teach the English your students need to DESCRIBE LOCATION and COMPARE.
This unit includes reproducible black lines for advanced level of language instruction. This unit has approximately 49 pages.

This unit includes:
-Grammatical forms to go with each lesson.
-Word lists for topic vocabulary, nouns, verbs, idioms, and more
-ESL Lesson plans that connect grammatical forms to two language functions
-Songs and Chants
-Say It Quick picture sheets
-Sliders
-Student booklets
-Picture cards
-Picture cards with words
-Game boards and game cards
-Assessment rubric  


Click here to download this unit and don't forget to follow us and rate this great product!

Happy teaching💕,

February 8, 2018

Preposition song...A bit closer!

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



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!





 


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 ????







Happy Teaching!

February 4, 2018

💕Valentine's Day Resources from Fun To Teach💕



Hello Everyone!

Love is in the air and we have some great resources for you to use during this happy time of year!
💕Valentine's Day Resources from Fun To Teach💕

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentine-Verbs-Vocabulary-Word-Wall-199668Check out this 2 lovely products and give some heart to your teaching this February!

This 14-page vocabulary package includes 20 Valentine Verb Word Wall cards, teacher's guide and ideas.

Words included in this packet are:
adored, admired, beloved, charmed, cherished, devoted, embraced, enamored, flirted, gifted, greeted, hugged, infatuated, kissed, liked, loved, romanced, smitten, wooed, and yearned.

Vocabulary games and activities included in this set:
Word Wall
Bean Bag Toss
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentine-Verbs-Vocabulary-Word-Wall-199668Slap It!
Chant the Wall

This is a great Valentine vocabulary graphic organizer to use with your students. Just copy onto colored paper and cut and you have your Valentine Verb word wall ready to go!
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A vocabulary word wall is an organized group of large print words posted on a 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.

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.

Click here for the Valentine Word Wall Packet!



Freebie Time!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentine-Number-Flibbook-0-19-2944208Valentine Number Flipbook 0-19

Valentine Kindergarten Number Flipbook 0-19

This 10-page kinder math counting number flipbook pack contains a Valentine interactive number flipbooks for students to create. These are engaging kindergarten Valentine counting math books to make as a math center activity, or as an extension to your math lesson.

Get your students counting with this great math number flipbook. Students simply color, cut and assemble. Watch your young learners take off counting.

Kindergarten Valentine Number Flipbook 0-19 can be used during guided math as openers, small group time and math work stations or centers. The topics covered are number identification and counting.


COMMON CORE...
Counting & Cardinality
K.CC.2
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
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K.CC.7
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.


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.
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Click here for the Valentine Number Flipbook 0-19

Happy Teaching!
Lori at Fun To Teach!

February 2, 2018

Presidents Day 2018


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Hello everyone!

 Check out this great - President's Day Words {50 words}

 Included in this President’s Day Word Wall packet: This word wall contains 41 words and pictures related to President’s Day. Use these to teach President’s Day vocabulary, during reading centers, use in wall charts or posted on the wall.


 This 44-page vocabulary President’s Day Word Wall package includes 50 President’s Day Word Wall cards, alphabet headers and activities. These word cards are great for a theme wall, flashcards to send home or use as a matching game. Spice-up your President’s Day with this great word wall packet.

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Words included in this packet are: Abraham Lincoln America American battles Bill of Rights birthday capital celebrate cherry tree congress Constitution courage courageous democracy District of Columbia elected election executive branch false teeth February flag freedom general George Washington government history holiday honest Illinois leader log cabin Martha liberty Mary military oval office parade president President's Day revolution statue United States USA US Presidents Vice president Virginia vote war Washington, D.C. White House



Vocabulary games and activities included in this set:
Word Wall Bean Bag Toss
Slap It!
Chant the Wall

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Presidents-Day-Word-Wall-Copy-Cut-and-Go-2915268
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. 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.
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Lori Wolfe

January 26, 2018

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Hello everyone!

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Here is a quick video!



Happy Teaching! 

Lori

January 23, 2018

ESL Newcomer Tips!

ESL Newcomer Tips!

This teacher has some great ESL Newcomer ideas!
Grab a cup of tea and enjoy!


Happy Teaching! Lori

January 19, 2018

💕Friday Freebie!💕

Hello everyone,
It is Friday and time for a freebie!
Are you ready for a fun and free Venn Diagram with a bit of a twist?  Well here you go!
Click here!

2 Square Venn Diagram - Graphic Organizer
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2-Square-Venn-Diagram-Graphic-Organizer-and-Lesson-Plan-88098Students use this 2 squared graphic organizer to respond to literature. Compare and contrast 2 characters in a story, 2 different settings, or 2 events. Use this great Venn Diagram before, during and after reading to solidify student comprehension

Graphic organizers are great group or individual work activities as a response to literature during independent reading, interactive
reading, or shared reading.

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.

Critical Thinking and Active Learning materials for:

-Reading Comprehension
-Math
-Social Studies
-Science
-Art
-Conflict Resolution

SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS:
Graphic organizers make content area information more accessible to second language learners. The Venn Diagram can change complex language into language that is comprehensible. This is a perfect visual tool that helps ELLs and all students understand and organize information.

Click here for your freebie!

Happy teaching!💕



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. 
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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.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Martin-Luther-King-Word-Wall-Cards-2281286
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