November 17, 2017

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hello everyone!
It is Friday and time for a fun freebie!

Get ready to have fun practicing colors with this great colorful game board and color cards. This 2 page kindergarten packet includes a gameboard and color cards for endless fun and color name practice. 


Click here to download this freebie!

This kinder unit will definitely get your students motivated to learn through hands on activities that are so much FUN! 


Click here to download this freebie!

Happy teaching💕!




November 9, 2017

☝Call Backs - Not a song-Not a chant☝

☝CALL BACK☝

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Not a song. Not a chant. This is the perfect option for those of us who can’t carry a tune!

GROUPING: Whole class

OBJECTIVE: To practice a song/chant

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

• Copy the song onto chart paper using black marker

HOW TO:

• Teacher says lyrics from a phrase of line of the song.
•Students repeat with the same intonation.

Dynamic teacher presentation of the lines engage and motivate students.

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





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!

Lori

November 7, 2017

Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences

Hello everyone,
I wanted to share this great poster with you all.  Drawing conclusions and making inferences are essential skills for  students to develop.  Each of these skills require students to fill in the blanks left by an author. 
Students must learn to put the pieces together to understand the whole message or story the author is trying to convey.
Essential pieces to putting the puzzle together include:
  • Thinking about personal experiences
  • Using clues from the text
  • Thinking about what is known about the character
  • using clues from illustrations.
 This chart helps students visually with each piece of the puzzle!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Story-Organizer-Beginning-Middle-and-End-Draw-and-Write-Story-Organizer-579768Let us know what your favorite ways of teaching students how to draw conclusions and make inferences.






 Click here if you would like to check out this graphic organizer.  It is a great help to students when they need to extra support in writing!


Happy Teaching!

November 5, 2017

Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey

Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey - Guided Reading/lesson plan/Unit
Hello everyone!

Are you looking for an engaging book study to celebrate this time of year?  Well here it is!

This Thanksgiving literature unit for Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey by Joy Cowley consists of 10 pages. It can be used during the Thanksgiving holiday season for Guided Reading or a book or unit study. 

The printable black lines in this Thanksgiving book study focus on before, during and after reading activities to engage students and deepen reading comprehension and vocabulary.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gracias-The-Thanksgiving-Turkey-Guided-Readinglesson-planUnit-87717 

There are printables to guide students through prediction, vocabulary, glossary work, alphabetizing, setting, characters, beginning, middle and end of story, connecting story to personal experiences, graphic organizers for comparing and contrasting, reflection and interpretation. 

 

 Click over to the Fun To Teach store and grab your download of this great product!

Great printables to excite and interest your students while reading this great Thanksgiving book!

 

Happy Teaching! 

Lori

ESL Games In The Classroom Make Learning ESL Math Fun!

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