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Parts of Speech Game

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In this activity, students are given a series of fill-in-the-blank questions about the different parts of speech. A word bank has been included on each slide that contains all the words that will be used to fill in the blanks.  

Material Type: Formative Assessment, Game, Interactive, Self Assessment, Vocabulary

Author: Christopher Smith

Science Mini-lesson: Pre-Teaching Vocabulary

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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.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Xatli Stox, ANGELICA SHORNACK


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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.

Material Type: Lesson


GEDB Immigration "I am . . .": Fluency (Lesson 2 of 10)

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This lesson introduces Fluency Folders which are used as a daily beginning activity. They include the unit's vocabulary (taken from Lesson 1 activity) categorized by parts of speech and writing log. This establishes a daily routine in order for students to build their self-efficacy by practicing and tracking their time to read the vocabulary fluency list and using the vocabulary to write sentences. This routine also allows for grammar mini-lessons with word work when needed. This daily activity supports language development with classroom anchor charts that identify and define needed unit vocabulary, cognates and sentence types with samples. This unit is a foundational piece intended to be used as a beginning activity for most of the lessons in this unit. This is a 1 hour lesson. This lesson was developed by Tsianina Tovar as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Melody Casey

Hopes and Dreams Using Digital Tools

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This resource is a creative tool to allow English Language Learners or really any students the opportunity to explore and reflect, in a variety of ways, about their hopes and dreams.  This is not only a nice tool to use to practice the different language domains:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing but it also is a nice tool for Social Emotional Learning, which is incredibly important duing this difficult time in the world.

Material Type: Formative Assessment, Interactive, Presentation, Reading, Vocabulary

Author: Valerie Gordon-Elliot

Language of Mathematics: Candy Machine

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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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Author: Starfall Education

The Gingerbread Man!

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Students hear one or more versions of The Gingerbread Man fairy tale. Students will then use illustrations from the text or those provided to sequence and retell the story. By using different versions, students compare the adventures of characters in familiar stories.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Dbsenk

Activity 10: Design a Seed Packet

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This activity involves designing a seed packet for seeds that have come from a newly discovered plant. It stimulates discussion on what the seeds need to grow and how to care for the young growing plant. It gives the students an opportunity to write instructional texts and requires some creative thinking in the design of the packet. This provides useful opportunities for developing literacy and presentation skills as well as being a good end-of-topic activity.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Science & Plants for Schools