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:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bathroom-Vocabulary-Advanced-ESL-and-Grammar-Unit-and-Lesson-Plan-131540
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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Click here to see this resource at Teachers Pay Teachers

Lori Wolfe