May 31, 2019

💕Friday freebie!

 💕 Hello Teachers!
Here is a great math freebie just for you!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplying-by-8-Math-Games-and-Lesson-Plan-28642Multiplying by 8 - Multiplication Math Games and Lesson Plans


Check out this 26-page package freebie that focuses on multiplying by 8. Teaching elementary students to multiply is quick and effective when students practice their multiplication facts with these fun and engaging reproducible multiplication games, lesson plans and activities.

 

This package includes 5 Math Games:
*Multiplying by 8
*Match It Up!
*Concentration
*Multiplication Bingo
*Flash Card Bingo

ALSO INCLUDED:
*Homework Black lines
*Timed Tests
*Score Graphs


Each multiplication game includes game boards, cards, practice sheets, a 5 minute-timed test and graph for efficient assessment.

Also included are 5 black lines, which can be used to differentiate your instruction, as seat work or sent home as homework. Flash cards also come in this packet.


These games are effective ways to reach and teach your English language learners and at risk students. Differentiate your elementary instruction with this great 26-page multiplication game and activities.

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Happy teaching!💕 

May 29, 2019

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

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ESL-ELD-K-5-Curriculum-Map-a-year-long-pacing-guide-3967021

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!

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!

May 27, 2019

🎲GAMES! engage your students with fun!🎲


Hello everyone!  
I love games 🎲🎲 in the classroom and they are a big part of my practice and review time.  Many folks have asked me why I find games so valuable, so I wrote the following!  

 🎳Are you struggling to get students to:
ü  pay attention
ü  participate in the lessons you teach
ü  engage in cooperative groups
ü  attend to tasks that focus on practice
ü  be responsible for their own learning

If your answer is yes to one or more I suggest you add games to your instruction.

🕹Why should we include games as part of our instruction?

When we include games in our instruction we tap into the essence of high quality instruction. Games motivate and engage student learning in so many ways.
Ø  Lowers students affective filters
Ø  Creates common classroom experiences
Ø  Develops an environment where it is fun to teach and learn
Ø  Provides a safe place to wrestle with new knowledge
Ø  Retention of knowledge through student interaction 
Ø  Expands subject or topic understanding by hearing different perspectives about the same knowledge
Ø  Constructs social skills

🎯Notes on classroom management:
Game playing needs to be highly structured. Start with your learning target or objective. Choose a game that tightly corresponds to your objective/target. Make sure the game is reinforcing your lesson.

o   Before game play cover all your expectations.
o   What starts and ends a game?
o   What will the player do?
o   What do the other students do during play?
o   How will you deal with common undesired behavior?
o   Will you use a timer or timekeeper to create a fun sense of urgency?
o   Finally, what is the consequence for misbehavior?
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♦️Remember:
Games need to be active and engage all players.  Stick to procedures and routines for game playing.  When students know the game procedures and routines more time playing is more time learning.  Don’t hesitate to put your own spin on familiar games.  Use fun ditties to remind students of the rules!  For example, when handing out game pieces recite:  “You get what you get and don't you don’t throw a fit!”  And when presenting dice:  “If you throw the dice off the table you loose your turn, roll it gently!” 

Have fun!❣️







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Happy Teaching!


Lori

May 23, 2019

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

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Happy Teaching! 
Lori

May 10, 2019

🌻🌻Adjectives with Schoolhouse Rocks🌻🌻

Hello to you all,

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Here is another fun way to talk about adjectives!


Schoolhouse Rocks always does it right!


ENJOY!




Happy Teaching! 

May 3, 2019

💕Friday Freebie!💕

💕Friday Freebie!💕
Hi everyone!
Do you wonder about the importance of teaching cognates?  
Click on over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store and download this article!

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!💕