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I have been teaching for 39 years (and counting) in Chicago, Albuquerque and even Mexico. I started teaching Migrant children in rural Illinois and had to write ALL of my own materials and still do. My materials are in Spanish, English (ESL), French, Italian, and Arabic for elem, secondary, language development, special ed., science and social studies. I love them all and I hope you do, too.

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I have been teaching for 39 years (and counting) in Chicago, Albuquerque and even Mexico. I started teaching Migrant children in rural Illinois and had to write ALL of my own materials and still do. My materials are in Spanish, English (ESL), French, Italian, and Arabic for elem, secondary, language development, special ed., science and social studies. I love them all and I hope you do, too.
The Tunnel of Freedom -Ghosts of Underground Railroad Passengers

The Tunnel of Freedom -Ghosts of Underground Railroad Passengers

The Tunnel of Freedom -Ghosts of Underground Railroad Passengers is a short ghost story with exercises about a young Afro-American carpenter hired to board up a tunnel in a man's basement in Georgetown, Maryland where legend has it the tunnel led from the river and housed runaway slaves as they refreshed themselves for their continuing journey north. His experiences in that basement teach him a lot! The Tunnel of Freedom - Ghosts of Underground Railroad Passengers is one of the stories in the U.S.History based True Ghost Stories That Teach - Historically Based Stories with Content Area Connections by Lonnie Dai Zovi. These 5 pages contain a high interest short story written at a 4-5th grade reading level, but of interest to all students, 4th grade to adult ESL,GED and CItienship classes. Besides enjoying the story (who doesn't love a good ghost story?), the students will learn, review, discuss, investigate, and write about : 1. The Underground Railroad 2. Relations between White and Black citizens in early 1900's 3. Tools and their name (Voc. Ed) 4. Words spelled the same with different pronunciations All the stories in this collection capitalize on the students' great interest in ghosts, and other weird phenomena. These stories take advantage of this interest by using the stories to teach: 1. Practice reading 2. Improve comprehension 3. Expand vocabulary 4. Highlight or teach certain aspects of language 5. Teach or review history 6. Make connections to other content areas 7. Stimulate discussions 8. Write interesting paragraphs or simple essays To take full advantage of the "True" Ghost Stories That Teach, the stories should read the stories aloud, dramatizing and using voices and other sound effects (readers' theater). The stories have been designed for readers of all ages, as have the exercises. These exercise may be done together as a whole group, partners or individually.
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I Don't Belong Here - Ghosts of Buffalo Soldiers and Arizona History

I Don't Belong Here - Ghosts of Buffalo Soldiers and Arizona History

I Don't Belong Here - Ghosts of Buffalo Soldiers and Arizona History by Lonnie Dai Zovi - is a short ghost story with exercises about a young man who enlisted in the unique branch of the U.S cavalry made up of all former slave recruits later called the Buffalo Soldiers. He lost his life but unfortunately it wasn't in battle. Many years later the details surrounding his death is made clear because of his friendship with a young Apache student. I Don't Belong Here - Ghosts of Buffalo Soldiers and Arizona History is one of the stories in the U.S.History based by Lonnie Dai Zovi. These 6 pages contain a high interest short story written at a 4-5th grade reading level, but of interest to all students, 4th grade to adult ESL, GED, or Citizenship classes. Besides enjoying the story (who doesn't love a good ghost story?), the students will earn, review, discuss, investigate, and write. about : 1. Buffalo Soldiers 2. Career options for ex-slaves 3. Native Americans in the West 4. African American History 5. Western Native Americans 6. The prefix "out" in compound words All the stories in this collection (True Stories That Teach) capitalize on the students' great interest in ghosts, and other weird phenomena. These stories take advantage of this interest by using the stories to teach: 1. Practice reading 2. Improve comprehension 3. Expand vocabulary 4. Highlight or teach certain aspects of language 5. Teach or review history 6. Make connections to other content areas 7. Stimulate discussions 8. Write interesting paragraphs or simple essays To take full advantage if the True Ghost Stories That Teach the students should read the stories aloud, dramatizing and using voices and other sound effects (readers' theater). The stories have been designed for readers of all ages, as have the exercises. These exercise may be done together as a whole group, partners or individually.
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Nubia Unit in Pictures for Differentiating Instruction, Special Ed., ELL and ESL Students

Nubia Unit in Pictures for Differentiating Instruction, Special Ed., ELL and ESL Students

Nubia Unit in Pictures for Differentiating Instruction, Special Ed., ELL and ESL Students from the Include Me © Series Ancient Civilizations (Teacher's Resource Book for Differentiated Instruction, Special Education and ELLs) by Lonnie Dai Zovi and Dr. Annette Maestas is a picture based, simple, and leveled, 30 page packet to differentiate instruction. With your good teaching, and with worksheets to teach both the concepts, vocabulary and facts of the Nubian civilization, all students will develop English language skills as they learn. (Language Development exercises in step with the ELA Common Core Curriculum) Each unit contains the following: - Unit pictures - Word search level 1 - Crossword level 2 - Crossword level 3 - Picture reading - Cloze level 2 or 3 - Language Development level 1 - Language Development level 2 - Language Development level 3 - Flashcards - Bingo cards
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El libro de la vida Video Companion Worksheets and Activities Packet

El libro de la vida Video Companion Worksheets and Activities Packet

El libro de la vida is a great movie for Spanish teachers to show their students because : • It is a great visual experience • It is an enjoyable listening comprehension opportunities • It contains incredible cultural references for teaching and discussions • It ties into the Dia de los Muertos lessons This El libro de la vida video companion packet contains: • vocabulary for two levels (taken from the movie) • two puzzles using the vocabulary • summaries in two level for reading practice • exercises reinforcing vocabulary or grammar • Questions about the summaries • Coloring pages of a bullfighter, a beautifully ornate Spanish fan, La Calavera Catrina, Rivera’s Una tarde Dominical por la Alameda Cantral, a ghostly guitar (The kids will notice that these images are NOT the same as the ones in the movie. I respect copyrights) • Trivia suggested from the movie (History of the guitar, explanation of serenades, the art of Posada including La Calavera Catrina, and Spanish fans, and bullfights) • Questions about the trivia • Answers to the questions, puzzles, grammar reviews The English version, The Book of Life Video Companion
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