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The Toucan Teacher - ESL

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I'm an elementary English learner teacher. I create resources for ESL teachers and classroom teachers to meet the specific needs of language learners.

I'm an elementary English learner teacher. I create resources for ESL teachers and classroom teachers to meet the specific needs of language learners.
Routines & Everyday Actions - ESL Unit
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Routines & Everyday Actions - ESL Unit

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Build the vocabulary of everyday routines and actions in this print-and-go leveled unit! These differentiated activities allow you to use this unit for English learners at multiple grade levels in elementary. Perfect for newcomer English learners! Included: -flashcard visuals to teach the new words -6 speaking task cards appropriate for newcomers -emergent reader -scrambled sentence word cards -pre- and post-test -cloze for more advanced or older learners -vocabulary matching -draw the words -5 pages to practice writing Focus vocabulary: take a bath, get dressed, go to school, brush your teeth, make the bed, wake up, etc. Check out my Instagram and Pinterest pages for great teaching ideas!
Action verb task cards for oral language
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Action verb task cards for oral language

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Oral language practice with action verbs! This resource is great for English learners, speech and language students, and young learners. Each card asks students what someone is doing. There are two levels of differentiation, one with a sentence stem (ex. “The boy is ____.”) and another with two word choices (ex. “walking, jumping”). This is adaptable to many games, activities, and centers in the classroom, and can be used in many ways! There are 12 pages included, with 72 total cards (36 unique action words), including words such as: -swimming -climbing -building -bouncing -carrying -sitting -reading …and many more! Put these into differentiated instruction cubes like these for even more uses: https://www.reallygoodstuff.com/differentiated-instruction-cubes/p/702780/ Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for great teaching ideas!
FREE Community Helpers emergent reader book
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FREE Community Helpers emergent reader book

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A FREE resource for community helpers! This 10-page book has traceable words and simple sentences, making it a perfect resource for ESL, kindergarten, preschool, or struggling learners. Great for primary learners! Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to see how I use this and other resources for English learners!
FREE Ugly Duckling reading response activities
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FREE Ugly Duckling reading response activities

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FREEBIE! Use these reading response activities with any version of “The Ugly Duckling” to practice retelling, writing about reading, and understanding new words. Some of these are flexible to be used with other texts, too! Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for more ideas for English learners and elementary!
Camping unit for ESL English learners
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Camping unit for ESL English learners

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A thematic unit around the vocabulary of camping, with so many engaging activities to meet ELPA21 learning standards! You get: flashcards with clear visuals 18 speaking task cards for asking/answering questions (3 levels) oral language survey (asking and answering questions) scrambled sentences word, sentence, and story writing pages cut and paste vocabulary (2 levels) sequencing with s’mores (2 levels of writing, plus large visuals to be used as manipulatives) Books/emergent readers - 3 differentiated levels of books - designed to teach present and future tense verbs, retelling events, and understanding key details nonfiction text for higher reading levels 2 sets of comprehension questions for the books and nonfiction text Designed for English learners in kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade! This is a whole unit of resources - print and go. Also included is a list of suggested videos and books that use the vocabulary of the unit!
Writing for newcomers with visuals - ESL
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Writing for newcomers with visuals - ESL

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Get your newcomer English learners writing! Great daily writing practice for the classroom teacher or ESL teacher to use with newcomer English learners. In this resource, you get 49 writing pages with sentence stems and visual supports on each page, plus 6 blank writing pages for kids who need extra space or more practice. There are three different levels of writing pages to differentiate for ELs at different grade levels or who may need more or less support for their writing. Topics include: -actions -likes/dislikes -foods -animals -school objects -winter objects -outdoor objects -emotions -weather -clothing …and more! This resource is specifically designed for newcomers and struggling learners, so I often use it in place of other activities during writing workshop so that students are still writing and practicing skills in English with a more appropriate resource. This has been one of the most helpful resources for my beginning ESL students at all levels!
Animals and Habitats Unit & speaking task cards
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Animals and Habitats Unit & speaking task cards

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A new unit for English learners! You get 29 pages of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice, including 6 pages of differentiated speaking cards, differentiated opinion writing pages, and more! Included in this unit: -36 differentiated speaking task cards -descriptive writing with visuals and a word bank -compare and contrast habitats -cut, paste, and write vocabulary practice -4 opinion writing pages -4 simple sentence writing pages - perfect for a class book! -flashcards with habitat words …and more! Use this unit to develop young learners’ understanding of animals, habitats, and the world around them. It’s a great way to get students talking about the world around them! Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for more great ideas!
Cut and Paste vocab for English learners - set 2
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Cut and Paste vocab for English learners - set 2

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A new set of cut and paste activities to support English learners! Perfect for newcomers and young learners, these cut and paste activities have two levels of differentiation to support the varying needs of your students. Get your ESL students reading and writing their new vocabulary words with these print-and-go activities! You get 20 unique vocabulary sets and 42 total pages of printable activities, including: •Body words •Face words •Pets •Ocean animals •Rainforest animals •Pond and wetlands animals •Action words (2 unique sets) •Health words •School supplies •Sports words •Spring words •Winter words •Park and playground words •Desserts/sweet foods •Food words •Drinks (extra version for regional language variation with the word soda/pop) •Bathroom words •Kitchen words •House words Modeled after my best-selling Cut and Paste Vocabulary resource, these new vocabulary sets are a great addition to your EL resources and are perfect for EL centers, special education students, independent morning work for newcomers, and so much more! Check out my Instagram and Pinterest page for more teaching ideas!
How to Build a Sandcastle - sequencing book & activities
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How to Build a Sandcastle - sequencing book & activities

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Perfect for developing oral language, reading, and writing skills, this resource includes a differentiated emergent reader, blank writing book, visual cards with a word bank, writing pages, and more! Great for ESL/ELL, young learners, and developing readers. You get: 2 versions of an 8-page early reader book 1 blank writing book 2 versions of a cut-and-paste vocabulary page 3 versions of a sequencing writing page cloze reading passage visuals in color for sequencing 6 cards with the visuals and a short word bank - great for developing oral language and supporting English learners Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!
FREE speaking task cards - summer
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FREE speaking task cards - summer

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Work on oral language with this fun freebie! These speaking task cards are the perfect way to get your students talking. Work on specific question types or general oral language skills, or use these as fun writing prompts! Great for back to school, end of the year, summer school, and more! You get: 12 unique task cards - 24 total (2 levels of differentiation - with sentence stem and without sentence stem for answering the question) Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!
Sentence writing for newcomers with visuals - differentiated
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Sentence writing for newcomers with visuals - differentiated

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Differentiated sentence writing resources - perfect for English learners and for those who are just beginning to write! The visuals and provided sentence stems show students how to make a correct sentence in English, and they are a great way to get students writing independently in a new language. Use these in writing centers or as extra practice for young learners. This huge resource includes dozens of worksheets, all with three levels of differentiation to accommodate different age levels, ability levels, and needs. A flexible resource that can be used for many students! Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for more great ideas!
Family & Friends Unit for ESL English Learners
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Family & Friends Unit for ESL English Learners

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A unit for English learners, designed to get young learners reading, writing, speaking, and listening! Best for preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade English learners. You get… 3 anchor charts with vocabulary and visuals 2 complete emergent readers (“Family” and “Friends) 7 differentiated writing pages 12 speaking task cards 2 draw and label pages (My Family and My Friends) 1 emergent writer book with two levels of differentiated support 1 retelling draw and write page 1 cut and paste family vocabulary page 1 shortest-to-tallest cut and paste page standards alignment and suggested resources pages Check out how I use this resource and others on my Instagram and Pinterest pages!
Spanish and English bilingual emergent reader - Animals
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Spanish and English bilingual emergent reader - Animals

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A book for young learners in Spanish and English! This emergent reader is perfect for kids learning to read in Spanish, English, or both. It teaches vocabulary for several common animals and actions that relate to those animals (ex. fish swims). Students trace the animal words and are able to color the pictures.
Sentence building intervention activity with sight words
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Sentence building intervention activity with sight words

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I’m an EL teacher, and many of my young learners have trouble with writing and understanding even the basic sentences they are reading. This resource uses easy-to-understand graphics to help kids read, then trace, then sort a sentence. It also links those graphics to some of the first sight words they need to learn (ex. I, see, like, we). It’s been a great resource for struggling students and English learners especially! We laminate these and use Velcro dots to make this into an easy center or independent activity for struggling learners, or it could be sent home or used individually as a read, trace, cut, and paste activity for more independent learners. Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!
ESL - Action words activities and emergent reader
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ESL - Action words activities and emergent reader

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A great unit starter for EL newcomers or an easy way to get your EL kids reading! These activities center around action words and use great visuals and repeated opportunities to interact with new vocabulary. Included activities: -Emergent reader -Sentence scramble cards with pronouns and many action words (-ing form) with visuals) -Writing practice with visual support -Cut and paste match/trace activity with the action words vocabulary Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram to see how I use this and other products with my classes!
Compound and complex sentences quiz
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Compound and complex sentences quiz

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Quick and easy assessment to check for understanding of compound and complex sentences. Two versions of the assessment are included (same questions in a different order to prevent copying). Short answer and multiple choice. Great for a formative assessment or for a summative assessment after teaching this concept.
Spring bilingual emergent reader - Spanish & English
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Spring bilingual emergent reader - Spanish & English

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These emergent readers are perfect for bilingual students learning English and Spanish! Use these books to develop language and vocabulary in both languages and to practice reading and writing skills. These are a great addition to literacy centers, too! Included books: My Spring Words - English My Spring Words - Spanish My Spring Vocabulary (with writing space) - English My Spring Vocabulary (with writing space) - Spanish Follow me on Teachers Pay Teachers, Intstagram, and Pinterest for other great ideas!
Clothes/clothing unit - ESL/EL
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Clothes/clothing unit - ESL/EL

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Designed for newcomers to early intermediate learners or for K-2 ELL/ESL/EFL students, this unit includes many activities for all four domains of English (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). Included in this unit: -flashcards -vocabulary matching -label the picture -speaking/listening conversation cards for clothing -read and understand new words -craftivity with writing component -sentence writing -several thematic writing pages -assessment for clothing vocabulary Perfect for your ELL/EL/ESL students! Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest to see how I use this product and others!
Routines and Everyday actions - ESL unit and emergent reader
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Routines and Everyday actions - ESL unit and emergent reader

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Build the vocabulary of everyday routines and actions in this print-and-go leveled unit! These differentiated activities allow you to use this unit for English learners at multiple grade levels in elementary. Perfect for newcomer English learners! Included: -emergent reader -scrambled sentence word cards -pre- and post-test -cloze for more advanced or older learners -vocabulary matching -draw the words -5 pages to practice writing Focus vocabulary: take a bath, get dressed, go to school, brush your teeth, make the bed, wake up, etc. Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest to see how I use this and other resources in my classes!
Jobs & Occupations Unit for ESL/EL
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Jobs & Occupations Unit for ESL/EL

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A great resource for teaching the vocabulary of community helpers or careers. Vocabulary includes: police officer, teacher, firefighter, librarian, dentist, doctor, vet, painter, trash collector, baker, farmer, mail carrier, and more. Included activities: -pre-test/post-test -two types of puzzles for vocabulary -matching words to pictures printable -flashcards -cut and paste matching -6 sentence writing pages with differentiated sentence stems -draw the vocabulary words -5 writing pages for kids’ own future careers Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest to see how I use this and other resources with my classes!