December 31, 2016

Community People Word Wall Freebie!

Community People Word Wall Freebie!

Happy New Year from Fun To Teach!

Kinder to 2nd grade

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:·      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:
Bus driver
Flight attendant
Garbage collector
Police officer
Taxi driver
Train engineer

Happy Teaching! Lori

December 26, 2016

🌹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!

December 19, 2016

🌹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!

December 11, 2016

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

Hi everyone, 

I will be presenting a workshop on February 3rd in Portland - Connections Between Common Core Language Standards & ELD.  This engaging workshop explores the Language standards in the CCSS and what we teach in ELD!  Come join us for this informative workshop!
Register on line for Workshop #3 by clicking here.

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:
Reading Foundational Skills 
Informational Text 
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

    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. 

    Come join us for this engaging and informative workshop!

    Download our registration form for Workshop #3 here.

    You can register on line for this great workshop by clicking here!

    Happy Teaching! 

December 7, 2016

🔵🔵Video Time! Idioms

Hello everyone,
 Vimeo has some fun videos 👀 and I found some great idiom videos to show my high school kids.  I wanted to share this one...I think they did a great job.

💭A great lesson would include the students having to write down the idioms as they appear in the video and then having them do a survey throughout the school to try and find out their meanings.

I would love to hear your ideas of lessons you would use with this video! 

Idioms from Oh My! on Vimeo.

Happy Teaching♥️!

Idioms from Oh My! on Vimeo.

December 4, 2016

ESL/ ELD Tidbit Time

Hi everyone,
Here is the first ESL ELD Tidbit Time.  Sit back and enjoy a very quick little morsel of delicious infomation about second language learning and learners!
Bon Appetit!

Happy Teaching!