miércoles, 4 de marzo de 2015

Seasons Unit for Elementary ELL

Flashcards: Don´t just go for rote memorization of the flashcards.Try interactive flashcards games.

Link to the resources: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Seasons-resources-for-Elementary-ELL-1744981

Tracer Books: help extend the vocabulary. The children can have the b/w version that they can color and have it as their own book to take home or keep in their book box. 

A set of matching words and pictures.

and more sorting  the words by seasons and the pictures as well.

and a game for the cards.

Assemble the book, punch a hole in the side and connect all with a metal ring.  Have the children use a straw as a word pointer when they read in small groups. Have them look for a specific word.
Teacher: look for the word: Spring. Use your pointer.

Have students use a colored crayon to trace the words. Instruct them to color the scene in each picture. Or have a color for each word.
Teacher: It (red), is (blue), a (yellow)

I created a book that relates the seasons to specific clothes. Actively read aloud to the class. Introduce the book by telling the children that for each season, there are different clothes to wear, ask questions about the clothes and the seasons settings.
A big colored version can be printed and kept in class. It would be nice to have a class library using plastic containers to keep books organized, and displayed with their covers facing  out to encourage students to read.  

Another book:

There´s a sunscreen lotion in the file to make a card holder.You can also use it to play a guessing game by slowly taking a card out and having the children guess what it is.
Have the children place the cards face up on their table. Ask them to find a word.

Teacher: Find sun.
Students: sun. Showing the word and picture card.

Connecting cards  variations: have the students match two identical picture cards, two identical word cards, or picture to a word card.Continue with all the words.
Spelling Bingo: Spelling is related to the students’ reading and writing abilities .Students should practice spellings of the words. Try giving in spelling time and space in your lesson planning.  
Give students the template and ask them to write 6 spelling words that he/she wants. You may want to write all the playing words on the board. Have a set for you to call out the words as in the Bingo Game. Students cross out the words called out. The winner is the first one to cross them all out.

 And some groups do need extra practice. Use the worksheets.