A 3rd-grade lesson plan that covers: Newcomer Writing using the 8 phases of explicit instruction for writing by Calderon and Slakk (2018): 1) Pre-teach the most important vocabulary; 2) Use a Mentor text for reading before writing; 3) Present the text structure to use; 4) Model it (Model each phase of the writing process); 5) Memorize it (Ensure that students memorize the language and steps of the strategy); 6) Support it (Scaffold according to student need); 7) Ample use of student interaction (Collaborate and cooperative writing strategies with other students); and 8) Differentiated assessment
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I used the idea of the Virtual Word Wall from the Ready, Set, Coteach team. This blank template is just a Google Slide with a table. You can customize the numbers of rows or column, as well as anything else when you make your own copy. I like consistency for the user experience, in this case, first grade English Learners. So the colors stay the same and the format is the same each week.While mine focus on supporting our new adoption of HMH Into Reading, a virtual word wall can work in any content area, at any age level. It could also be in a World Language setting.
At the end of these lesson(s) students should be able to listen and identify how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms using a graphic organizer and techer created recording/audio script.Students should be able to verbally summarize aspects of biotechnology.
This lesson encourages parents and teachers to collaborate with first grade students to learn about cause and effect in a remote learning setting.
The remote learning lesson plan is based on Steven M. Constantino's five principles of family engagement. Parents work as co-teachers to help second-grade ESL students complete the how-to writing lesson. Students will practice listening, reading, speaking, writing, and interacting to create and explain different projects. They will make and fly paper airplanes while measuring the flight distances, explain where to find hidden treasure, and share how to create a favorite dish in the kitchen. During the lesson, students interact with family members, teachers, and classmates.
This resource supports the English language development of English language learners.
Students will enjoy learning how to compose and decompose numbers using base ten by playing this simple game that asks students to fill and deliver candy orders. The game provides language provides audio support through speaking the orders and great visual and graphic support for English language learners.
This activity can be implemented with elementary, middle, and high school multilingual learners who are in the Entering-Emerging to Developing and Expanding level of English language proficiency. Play scripts can be printed out–one copy for each student–and each character role highlighted so that students know which character role they will read aloud.
I created this practice sheet after teaching middle/high school Newcomer ELs the present tense and present continous. This is also a great activity to help scaffold descriptive writing.
The text is part of a set of articles by ReadWorks and this set provides both challenge and boost articles to help me differentiate for my students. Students who are interested in the topic read and comprehend at a higher level. So this allows me to match challenge articles with my students' interests and level of English.
Scaffold your ELs persuasive letter writing with this outline I created. You can change the prompt and still use the outline help students with structure/organized writing. This is an excellent writing review before ACCESS testing.
I created this unit plan using a mixture of my own created materials along with ACCESS prep tools found on the WIDA website: https://wida.wisc.edu/assess/access. All sources are cited in my document. Please email email@example.com with questions. Thanks!
3rd-grade lesson plan implementing the 7 steps for pre-teaching vocabulary by Calderon and Slakk (2018): 1) Students repeat word 3xs; 2) Teacher says the word and reads the sentence exactly as it is in the text; 3) Teacher gives dictionary definition; 4) Teacher gives student-friendly definition/example; 5) Teacher highlights one feature of the word- that it is polysemous, cognate, tense, prefix, root word, etc.; 6) In pairs, students ping-pong 5-6 uses of the word in a provided sentence frame (most important step); 7) Teacher assigns opportunity for students to practice the new words in writing, reading, exit tickets.
This is part of a larger unit I created about descriptive/narrative writing. Students use this short sensory reading search as a model to help them think about how they can add sensory details into their own writing.
I created this activity to help students practice sequence writing and to explain something that happened in the past. Feel free to change to the present tense! This works with elementary students or Newcomers of any age.
A 3rd-grade lesson plan implementing the 8 phases of explicit instruction for writing by Calderon and Slakk (2018): 1) Pre-teach the most important vocabulary; 2) Use a Mentor text for reading before writing; 3) Present the text structure to use; 4) Model it (Model each phase of the writing process); 5) Memorize it (Ensure that students memorize the language and steps of the strategy); 6) Support it (Scaffold according to student need); 7) Ample use of student interaction (Collaborate and cooperative writing strategies with other students); and 8) Differentiated assessment
SHARE THIS WITH CONTENT TEACHERS!!Help your newcomers become more independent in their content classes. These are only a few of the excellent Chromebook extensions you can add for free by browsing through Google Chrome's "Extension Library." This is especially useful for middle and high school newcomers who can navigate difficult content through these scaffolded extensions. Please add comments on other extensions you use!
I created this unit plan/overview using WIDA's Performance Definitions to guide academic speaking ELD instruction. This document should be utilized throughout the year, not only right before ACCESS testing. * All links and sources that are not my own are cited in this document.
This writing unit sparks students' interest in writing! Pixton.com can be used to create personal narrative stories, summarize literary books/book reports, to utilize vocabulary, or write about historical figures, and more! My ELs love using this website.