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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 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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Sea Turtles nonfiction book & activities
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Sea Turtles nonfiction book & activities

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Perfect for guided reading, this nonfiction text about sea turtles includes writing, cloze, sentence puzzles, and more to build students’ reading skills and confidence. You get: -2 versions of a nonfiction book about sea turtles (easy to differentiate!) -a draw and write page for accessing prior knowledge -4 vocabulary cards related to the text and to sea turtles -2 guided reading pages with the complete text of each book for running records or fluency practice -1 cloze printable -2 sentence puzzles -1 paragraph sort -2 writing pages -1 compare and contrast page -1 conjunction sort page Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or check out my blog!
Parts of the Body - ESL unit
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Parts of the Body - ESL unit

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A vocabulary unit for English learners! Poems, an emergent reader book, speaking task cards, sentence writing practice, labeling, and so much more are all included in this unit of study for parts of the human body, designed for beginning to intermediate ESL students at the elementary level. You get: -2 posters with labeled body parts -24 color flashcards -12 speaking task cards -2 poems at different reading levels -6 labeling pages, great for differentiation -1 read and find the matching picture -2 scrambled sentence pages (cut and paste) -2 sentence writing pages -1 emergent reader book Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!
Summer early reader book
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Summer early reader book

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A fun emergent reader book for summer! Perfect for guided reading, end of the year activities, literacy centers, small group, and more. These print-and-go books are an easy activity for summer! You get: 2 differentiated levels of a 9-page emergent reader, including a writing page for kids to add their own thinking!
Spring rain book & literacy activities
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Spring rain book & literacy activities

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Two versions of a spring rain book, plus lots of print-and-go literacy activities! Practice beginning sounds, high frequency words, scrambled sentences, and more in this quick and fun resource. You get: 2 versions of an 8-page early reader book - 1 is designed with simple high frequency words plus spring vocabulary (ex. I have rain boots), the other has more complex sentence structures and words to decode (ex. When it rains, I wear my rain coat to stay dry) 2 versions of a sentence puzzle cut-and-paste activity 1 spring rain poem 1 simple cloze reading activity to practice syntax 1 beginning sounds page with spring vocabulary words Designed for young English learners but great for K-1 as well!
All About Bees mini unit
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All About Bees mini unit

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Teach about bees with this nonfiction mini unit and guided reading book at 2 different reading levels. Included cloze, writing, and vocabulary activities as well as mentor texts support students’ understanding as they work through this mini unit! You get: 2 versions of a nonfiction guided reading book about bees (7 pages each) teacher note sheet for each version a pre-teaching worksheet for accessing prior knowledge 18 word cards related to the texts for word sorts and building background knowledge 2 mentor texts, one about the life cycle and one about bees in general life cycle anchor chart and cut-and-paste worksheet cloze worksheet describe the picture writing pages journal prompts sentence writing lined pages and more! Please note - I work with kids at lots of levels, so I’ve created and included pages at multiple levels of support. Great for differentiation!
House Vocab for ESL/EL/EFL
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House Vocab for ESL/EL/EFL

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A complete vocabulary-building unit for English learners! Use these emergent reader books, cloze reading activities, vocabulary builders, and labeling pages to help your ESL/ELL students learn house vocabulary terms. You get: 32 full-color vocabulary flashcards, including both nouns and verbs 4 labeling pages 2 cloze reading pages 2 unique vocabulary matching pages, each with 2 levels of differentiation 2 beginning sounds sorts, each with 2 levels of differentiation 2 vocabulary sorts 2 read and match sentence comprehension activities 2 emergent reader books with embedded high-frequency word practice Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!