Helen Keller Learns little reader guided reading kit

Helen Keller Learns little reader guided reading kit

Lexile: 300L-400L This 8-page book can be printed and arranged to use for guided reading purposes in small group instruction. It was written as an adaptation from Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Story of My Life. The actual book may not be accessible to students new to English, special education students, students reading below grade level, as well as young readers. The little book tells the story of how Helen Keller learned what words were, and that she can use her hands to communicate. Included with the book are a set of vocabulary cards with pictures for pre-teaching new vocabulary, and a sequence of events chart that can be used as an after-reading activity.
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Ancient Civilizations, Collaborative Reaearch Project Unit Plan Bundle

Ancient Civilizations, Collaborative Reaearch Project Unit Plan Bundle

Students will be working collaboratively to research one of four ancient civilizations that have influenced our world today, while building their digital literacy and writing proficiency. Students will present their information to other groups in the form of a slide show using an application such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. Each group will become an expert on one civilization, and will be teaching the other groups about their civilization. A series of PowerPoint presentations to guide research and facilitate discussions through higher-order thinking questions are provided in both Spanish and English. Rubrics are used to help students improve their writing proficiency by responding to daily prompts which facilitate the discussions. Teachers have the option of teaching the unit as a dual-language unit in Spanish and English or as English only. The unit can be taught in a social studies or language arts class. Covered civilizations include Maya, Inca, Aztec, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece and Mesopotamia.
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The Life of Harry Houdini biography easy reader kit

The Life of Harry Houdini biography easy reader kit

This reading kit is designed to support students new to English, special education students, young readers, and students reading below grade level. The kit includes a little book at a 600L lexile level that cat be cut and arranged for guided reading instruction. It is an alternative to other biographies on Houdini, such as Spellbinder, found in our curriculums that may not be accessible to struggling readers or students new to English. The kit includes a 10 page little book telling the life of Harry Houdini, a set of vocabulary word cards, a sequencing graphic organizer for summarizing, and an author’s purpose graphic organizer along with a poster on author’s purpose that can be used for other activities where teaching author’s purpose is relevant.
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Emoji word card sentence builders (a writing manipulative)

Emoji word card sentence builders (a writing manipulative)

These word cards are a sentence building activity. Students can move the cards to create sentences that they can then transfer into writing. Each word card includes a familiar emoji from the emoji lists used all over the world. Students previously exposed to technology will already have background knowledge on these images, and will be able to apply those images to both support them in learning new vocabulary, as well as support visual learners learning how to read and write. The cards are organized under five subheadings: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and other. The 'other' section includes suffixes, articles and prepositions. Blank cards are included in the file to allow teachers to create additional cards not included in the set.
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English and French Dolch Site Word Cards

English and French Dolch Site Word Cards

When printed double sided, these flash cards of dolch site words have English on one side, and the French translation on the back. It is helpful if you are trying to give meaning to site words to students who are learning to read while simultaneously beginning to learn English. It's also a great help for acquiring French!
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Newcomer ESL Mathematics Self Assessment

Newcomer ESL Mathematics Self Assessment

This self-assessment is designed for students new to English. It allows them to think about six general math concepts and rate how they feel about each concept. This will help ELL and mathematics teachers get an idea of where newcomer students view their strengths and weaknesses are in mathematics.
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World Religions Unit Plan Bundle (English and Spanish options)

World Religions Unit Plan Bundle (English and Spanish options)

This unit is designed to educate students on the 12 most common religions in the world today through web-based research: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism; while at the same time facilitating the development of opinions on spiritual matters, teaching tolerance, and strengthening student writing through daily prompts and a final creative writing project. A final assessment utilizing student research is provided. There are 16 days of PowerPoint presentations to guide the learning leading up to the creative writing project. Each lesson opens with a higher order thinking question designed to develop opinions and teach tolerance. Questions are presented in Spanish and English, with the option to edit out the Spanish. The file “writing rubric” contains a student friendly rubric based on the WIDA writing rubric which should be used daily to evaluate student writing and allow opportunities for teachers to conference with students on how to move to the next level. Following a period where students write their answers, students should be encouraged to share their answers orally and respond to each other, allowing an opportunity for students to engage in a class discussion around the questions.
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English and Spanish Dolch Site word cards

English and Spanish Dolch Site word cards

When printed double sided, these flash cards of dolch site words have English on one side, and the Spanish translation on the back. It is helpful if you are trying to give meaning to site words to students who are learning to read while simultaneously beginning to learn English. It's also a great help for acquiring Spanish!
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4 Language multilingual dolch words cards: English, Spanish, French, Chinese

4 Language multilingual dolch words cards: English, Spanish, French, Chinese

This bundle includes 4 sets of dolche site word cards from the pre-primer, primer, first-grade, second-grade and third-grade word lists. When the dual-language sets are printed double sided, these flash cards of dolch site words have English on one side, and the targeted translation on the back. It is helpful if you are trying to give meaning to site words to students who are learning to read while simultaneously beginning to learn English. The sets include an English only, an English-Spanish, an English-French and an English-Chinese (simplified).
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Economies of Central America and the Caribbean Research Project Bundle

Economies of Central America and the Caribbean Research Project Bundle

The unit plan allows students to learn about the world economy by looking at one region, Central America and the Caribbean Students will be working collaboratively to research one country of Central America or the Caribbean, while building their digital literacy and writing proficiency. Upon completion of their research, groups will create a television advertisement to persuade others to visit their country. Discussion questions are provided in both English and Spanish, to allow the opportunity to have a dual language conversation in your classroom. The Spanish option can be edited out. Research will require access to a source for gaining information. Effective online sources include The World Book Encyclopedia, the Britannica Encyclopedias, or the online tool CultureGrams. If these are not available to you, another online option is Google’s search engine for students, www.safesearchkids.com. You will also need a source for students to create and edit their videos. If iMovie or Windows Movie Maker are not available to you a free online video editing option is WeVideo. If this is not an option students can present their commercial orally instead of on a video.
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Newcomer ESL Science Self-Assessment

Newcomer ESL Science Self-Assessment

This self-assessment is designed for students new to English. It allows them to think about six general science concepts (earth science, life science, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and environmental science) and rate how they feel about their knowledge in each concept. This will help ELL and science teachers get an idea of where newcomer students view their strengths and weaknesses in science, as well as identify their science related interests.
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Emoji Dolch Site Word Flashcards (pre-primer-3rd grade)

Emoji Dolch Site Word Flashcards (pre-primer-3rd grade)

This set includes all the Dolch sight words as flash cards. They require cutting apart, The words are organized alphabetically in sets by pre-primer, primer, first grade, second grade and third grade. Each flash card includes a familiar emoji to help support your visual learners. The emojis can also help bring meaning to the words for your students acquiring English.
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Key Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension in Spanish and English

Key Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension in Spanish and English

This printable set of graphic organizers are simple and easy to understand and fill out. Key graphic organizers are provided in both English and Spanish to support dual language learning. Graphic organizers are provided for: Cause and Effect Main Idea and Supporting Details Sequence of Events Drawing Conclusions Compare and Contrast
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