August 20, 2018

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



 💜Hello everyone!

August is back to school month!

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

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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!

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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 
 

August 11, 2018

🌻The Language Strand of the Common Core Standards and English Language Learners🌻

The Language Strand of the Common Core Standards

and

English Language Learners


Hi everyone,
We are off and running with common core and a brand new school year.  As we head back to school we are all looking for fun and fresh ideas for the new year.  With this in mind, have you checked out the Language Domain of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) standards?  This great domain elevates the importance of English grammar, conventions, vocabulary in the classroom.  It is essential for classroom and ESL teachers to understand this important strand.


As you know, the strands or domains of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts include:


o  Reading Foundational Skillso  Reading
o  Literature
o  Informational Text
o  Writingo  Languageo  Speaking and Listening

Let’s take a closer look at this important language domain.  The broad Language standards for K-5 are comprised of 3 subcategories:  



1.    Conventions of Standard English

2.    Knowledge of Language

3.    Vocabulary Acquisition and Use


Furthermore, each grade level has specific standards under these three categories, which are hierarchical in nature. These standards define what a student should know or be able to do at the end of each grade level.  

Here is a glimpse of the Language skills that I found of particular interest in each sub category.  Many of these require continued attention over grade levels.

💥Conventions of Standard English
•    Plurals: Regular and Irregular
•    Nouns:  Possessive Nouns, Collective Nouns, Abstract Nouns
•    Pronouns: Possessive, Indefinite, Reflexive Pronouns
•    Verbs; Past, Present, Future Verbs.  Irregular past tense verbs. Perfect tense verbs
•    Complete Sentences

💥Knowledge of Language


•    Formal and informal uses of English
•    Choosing words and phrases for effect and to convey ideas

💥Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

•    Root words, prefixes and suffixes
•    Connect words to categories
•    Antonyms, synonyms and homographs
•    Shades of meanings of related words
•    Figurative Language: similes, metaphors, idioms

It is great to see language as one of the domains of the ELA Common Core Standards.  We all know that language is interwoven with speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Language now has an elevated importance in the classroom with this Standard of the ELA Common Core.

Happy Teaching!💕



Fun To Teach



💕SONGS AND/OR CHANTS 💕

💕SONGS AND/OR CHANTS💕


 

Songs 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  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.

 

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August 10, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

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Polish up your students' English grammar.
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!



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The Lady with the Alligator Purse provides the strong foundation from which we build schema and expand students' knowledge of English grammar used to describe location and to compare. 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.


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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

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Happy Teaching
Lori Wolfe

August 8, 2018

🙌What's a modal?🙌

Modals: Extra verbs attached to the root verb that add nuances of meaning


Examples: could, would, should, can, will, shall, may, might, 
must, ought to, etc.




What should (would, could) he have done?

Happy Teaching!

Lori 

August 7, 2018

✅ Free! ✅ ESL/ELD K-5 Curriculum Map a year long pacing guide!

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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!

August 4, 2018

💕Language Acquisition


Hi everyone!
💕Happy August💕
As school starts drifting into our minds again, we start thinking about the coming year.  One day as I was doing just that  I started doing a little research on language acquisition and came across this Table.  (Note. From Language Disorders From Infants Through Adolescence: Assessment and Intervention, by R. Paul, 2001, Philadelphia)
As I read through it I started comparing it to the language levels of the ELD matrix.  It was very interesting to compare native language acquisition according to the below table against second language acquistion by language level.
If you are interested in doing the same here is a link to the ELD matrix.

Table 1 Milestones of Language Content
 Typical Age Content Milestones

8–12 mos. Understand 3–50 words.
First words are used for names of familiar people and objects; communicative games and routines; to talk about appearance,
disappearance, recurrence.

12–18 mos. Average expressive vocabulary size: 50–100 words at 18 mos.
Semantic roles are expressed in one-word speech, including agent, action, object, location, possession, rejection, disappearance, nonexistence, denial.
Words are understood outside of routine games; still need contextual support for lexical comprehension.

18–24 mos. Average expressive vocabulary size: 200–300 words at 24 mos.
Prevalent relations expressed: agent–action, agent–object, action–object, action–location, entity–location, possessor–possession, demonstrative–entity, attribute–entity.

24–30 mos. Understanding and use of questions about objects (What?), people (Who?), and basic events (What is x doing?   Where is x going?).
30–36 mos. Use and understand Why? questions.
Use and understand basic spatial terms (in, on, under, etc.).

36–42 mos. Use and understand semantic relationship between adjacent and conjoined sentences, including additive, temporal, causal, contrastive.
Understand basic color words.  Use and understand basic kinship terms.

42–48 mos. Use and understand ‘‘when’’ and ‘‘how’’ questions.
Understand words for basic shapes (circle, square, triangle).
Use and understand basic size vocabulary (big, small).
Use conjunctions and and because to conjoin sentences.

48–60 mos. Knowledge of letter names and sounds emerges.
Knowledge of numbers and counting emerges.
Use conjunctions when, so, because, and if.

5–7 years Reorganization of lexical knowledge from episodic to semantic networks occurs.
Average expressive vocabulary size: 5,000 words.

7–9 years School introduces new words not encountered in conversation.
Pronouns used anaphorically to refer to nouns previously named.
Word definitions include synonyms and categories.  Some words understood to have multiple meanings.
Capacity for production of figurative language increases.

9–12 years Vocabulary in school texts is more abstract and specific than that in conversation.
Students are expected to acquire new information from written texts.
Can explain relationships between meanings of multiple-meaning words.
Begin using adverbial conjunctions.  Understand most common idioms.

12–14 years Abstract dictionary definitions given for words.
Can explain meaning of proverbs in context.

15–18 years Average vocabulary size of high school graduate: 10,000 words.

Note. From Language Disorders From Infants Through Adolescence: Assessment and Intervention, by R. Paul, 2001, Philadelphia:

💕Happy Teaching!
 

August 2, 2018

💕Back to School 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!

August 1st and 2nd is the site -wide sale.  

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

Happy Shopping!


Check out some of our best selling products! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ESL-ELD-Songs-and-Chants-Volume-I-224849

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💕Happy Teaching!💕

Lori