January 30, 2019

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

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ESL/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!

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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.

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Happy Teaching!

January 24, 2019

I am having a SALE on TPT!

Hi everyone,
Get ready to save!

Just wanted everyone to know that I am having a sale at my Teachers Pay Teachers store!  

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Here is what you need to know!
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Happy Teaching! 
Lori

January 21, 2019

💕Monday Quotes to brighten your week💕


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January 17, 2019

💕FREEBIE Formative Assessment Graphic Organizer for Reading💕

Formative Assessment Graphic Organizer for Reading

 

Hello everyone!  Here is a great freebie to add precision to your instruction!  Enjoy!

 

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Formative-Assessment-Graphic-Organizer-for-Reading-4215049#show-price-updateFormative assessments are used during instruction to support the learning process. This student feedback helps us adjust and differentiate ongoing instruction to improve student achievement. 

Most formative assessments are quick and easy and do not take an excessive amount of time. They are easy to use on a daily basis. 
   

Formative assessments include:
✅ exit tickets
✅ lists
✅ bell ringers
✅ summaries
✅ quick write
✅ check lists: interview and observation
✅ journal your learning reflections
✅ graphic organizers 

✅ lists on sticky notes 
✅ anecdotal notes 

Click here for this great freebie!
 
Questions to ask:
💕What did we do in class? 

💕Why did we do it? 
💕What did I learn today?
💕How can I apply it?
💕What questions do I have about it? 


Adjust and differentiate ongoing instruction and improve student achievement with this easy to use graphic organizer.

 

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Happy Teaching! 

 

 

January 14, 2019

💕Monday Quotes to brighten your week💕


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January 7, 2019

💕Monday Quotes to brighten your week💕


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January 5, 2019

💕Time to Reteach💕


💕Hello everyone!  💕
Holidays are coming and has me thinking about vacation time and students returning to school.  Time to think about reteaching behaviors I expect!


I practice procedures not punishment.   Teaching and practicing classroom routines and procedures reduces many if not most of the behavior problems in elementary classrooms. Engineering the physical classroom for productive passage and explicit teaching is a must!  When students know what to do and when to do it, classrooms run smoothly.

I explicitly teach expected behavior using the following:
  • Provide a rationale
  • Explain expected behaviors
  • Model expected behaviors
  • Provide opportunities to practice
  • Provide feedback
  • Reteach

Some procedures I teach:

  •  How to walk and enter a room
Lead with a smile and positive learning attitude
  • Where to sit
Boy – girl reminding students that when adults are at work they work together
  •  How to sit
I use a story about what students would think if I lay on my table while teaching
  •  What your body looks like as a student
Sitting up straight, eyes and ears on the teacher




Children should be moving while they learn, so I use activities that include action. Motion wakes up a student’s brain, reduces distractions and fidgeting.  Movement keeps learning fun!  Here are some of my favorite vocabulary activities:

·      End of the line
o   Students line up, single file, taking turns naming vocabulary pictures.  Students go to the ‘end of the line’ by walking around the table to line up for another turn


·       Slap it!
o   Lay out vocabulary cards face up.  Students gather round the table, hands on their heads.  Call out a vocabulary word and the first person to slap the card gets a point.


Happy Teaching!

January 4, 2019

💕Friday Freebie!💕

💕Friday Freebie!💕
Hi everyone!
Do you wonder about the importance of teaching cognates?  
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Read on and learn a little more about this important teaching concept.
What are cognates?

Vocabulary/vocabulario, animal/animal, actor/actor,  color/color are just a few of the thousand of English and Spanish cognates.
Cognates are an important part of learning English.  Cognates are words in two languages that have the same or similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.  Spanish and English cognates include:  doctor/doctor, family/familia, construction, constucción, and electricity/electricidad.  Some languages like Spanish have thousands of cognates with English and other languages like Chinese and Arabic have very few. 

Cognates, words in two languages that have the same or similar meanings and spelling increases English language learners vocabularies.

Why teach cognates?
These similarities in meaning and often in spelling give second language learners the ability to figure out new words and learn vocabulary in English more quickly.  These cognates give students an instant foundation of vocabulary. 
When students can identify cognates from their first language it increases student English knowledge of vocabulary by thousands of words they already know. 

English learners need to simply learn the spelling and pronunciation rules that go with the cognate and they have a strong foundation of English vocabulary.

What does the research say?
According to Nagy and Nagy, et al (1988; 1993) many Spanish second language learners need help recognizing and using cognates.  Direct instruction by the teacher helps students use cognates to understand new or unknown words in English.

What are false cognates?
False cognates are words that are spelled or pronounced similarly in two languages, but do not have the same meaning.  Idioma/Idiom in Spanish and English are examples of false cognates.  Idioma in Spanish means language, while idiom in English means a phrase that does not mean what the words say (raining cats and dogs). 
Another important reason to teach English language learners about cognates is to alert them to the false cognates.

What can parents do?
Talk with your children. 
When you see a cognates, words in two languages that have the same or similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation, point them out to your child and talk about the meaning in your first language.  Remember, Spanish and English cognates include:  doctor/doctor, family/familia, construction, constuccion, and electricity/electricidad.  Cognates are everywhere!

Here is a list of everyday cognates you can use to help teach your child the recognize and use  cognates to build English Vocabulary!  Have Fun!


ENGLISH
SPANISH


A
animal
animal


B
bicycle
bicicleta


C
coyote
crocodile
coyote
cocodrilo


D
dance
dinosaur
danza
dinosaurio


E
elephant
elefante


F
family
flower
familia
flor


G
giraffe
gorilla
jirafa
gorila


H
hippopotamus
hipopótamo


I
insects
insectos


J
jar
jarra


L
lemon
lion
limón
leon


M
music
música


N
necessary
nessesario


P
penguin
police
pinguino
policía


Q
quiet
quieto


R
rock
radio
roca
radio


S
secret
secreto


T
telephone
teléfono


U
use
usar


V
vegetables
vegetales



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Happy teaching!💕