April 13, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hello everyone,

Today click here and get this great freebie that students love!


This 18-page Skip Count By 2 Flipbook has interactive flipbooks for students to create and practice counting by 2s. These are engaging books to make as a center activity, or as an extension to your math lesson.

Get your students counting by 2s with this great Skip Count By 2 Flipbook. Students simply color, cut and assemble. Watch your young learners take off counting.

Skip Count By 2 Flipbook can be used during guided math as openers, small group time and math work stations

How to use this book:
Assembly:
• Print on cardstock.
• Cut at the dotted line to separate the base of the flipbook from the picture pages.
• Cut around each rectangle picture box.
• Arrange the number cards one on top of the other and staple or bind the top of all pages to the flipbook base.

This is an engaging way for students to practice their numbers and share their knowledge with family and friends.


Happy teaching!💕







April 12, 2018

Very varied voices

Happy day to everyone! 
Using songs to open a lesson is a great strategy to get students to practice the language you are teaching.  Don't let your songs get boring.  Change the way you sing your songs using a variety of "voices".  Here are a few of my favorites.  What are some of yours?
 Mouse squeak
Opera singing
Robot
Whisper
Deep/High
Hold your nose
Growling voice
Happy Teaching!
Lori




ESL & ELD Songs and Chants Volume I SING IT LOUD! SING IT CLEAR!  This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.  Songs and Chants for: Possessive Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Present Tense Questions Regular Past Tense Verbs Past Tense Questions Present Perfect Prepositions  Language levels included: Beginning Intermediate Advanced


This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.

Songs and Chants for:
Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Present Tense Questions
Regular Past Tense Verbs
Past Tense Questions
Present Perfect
Prepositions

Language levels included:
Beginning
Intermediate
Advanced





March 30, 2018

ELL Classroom Strategy Video!

I like this video.  There is a misspelled word in the first couple of slides though!
Can you find it?
Enjoy!


Happy Teaching!
  Lori


March 16, 2018

💕 Friday freebie!💕

Hello Teachers!
Here is a great math freebie just for you!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplying-by-8-Math-Games-and-Lesson-Plan-28642Multiplying by 8 - Multiplication Math Games and Lesson Plans


Check out this 26-page package freebie that focuses on multiplying by 8. Teaching elementary students to multiply is quick and effective when students practice their multiplication facts with these fun and engaging reproducible multiplication games, lesson plans and activities.

 

This package includes 5 Math Games:
*Multiplying by 8
*Match It Up!
*Concentration
*Multiplication Bingo
*Flash Card Bingo

ALSO INCLUDED:
*Homework Black lines
*Timed Tests
*Score Graphs


Each multiplication game includes game boards, cards, practice sheets, a 5 minute-timed test and graph for efficient assessment.

Also included are 5 black lines, which can be used to differentiate your instruction, as seat work or sent home as homework. Flash cards also come in this packet.


These games are effective ways to reach and teach your English language learners and at risk students. Differentiate your elementary instruction with this great 26-page multiplication game and activities.

Please follow me and don't forget to rate this product!

Click here to download this freebie!

Happy teaching!💕 

March 8, 2018

💃Regular Past Tense Verbs💃

Hi everyone,💃

A few years ago I was teaching past tense verbs to a group of my students.  I started to roll out the songs and old charts and realized I needed to make some new ones.   I like beginning my past tense unit with "The House That Jack Built".  I thought I would post a variety of charts from the past.  They aren't the prettiest charts in the world, but they are effective.

I love this song I wrote!

 

The brown paper showed the marker well.

 

The orange paper reflected light.


The white made the marker show easily.


There they are....now I am off to make some new ones!



Happy Teaching!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Regular-Past-Tense-Verbs-Song-and-Picture-Cards-3-sounds-of-ed-35776

March 7, 2018

👍ELD definitions for you! 👍

 Hello teachers!

Part of our jobs is to clarify 

and at times educate our 

colleagues on the vocabulary

 of ELD!  No time like the 

present to refresh ourselves on 

the meanings of words related

 to ELD!  

Take a peek👀:





 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Teaching! 

💕

 


February 23, 2018

💫St Patrick’s Day Idioms💫


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273

💫💫St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!  

  I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!
💫St Patrick’s Day Idioms💫
What is an idiom?
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273Idioms are words that don’t mean what they say!  They are usually a group of words, well known and used by native speakers of a language, that can’t be understood by the individual meaning of the words.







Why teach idioms?
Students develop a clear understanding of idioms with direct instruction, read-alouds, teacher modeling and student-centered activities.  According to readwritethink teaching idioms offers students the ability to further comprehend texts that contain metaphorical and lexical meanings beyond the basic word level.



Here is one way to teach idioms:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273 
·      When presenting idioms to students, introduce a group of 4 to 5 idioms together.   It is best to group the idioms into a category, for  example; before St. Patrick’s Day teach idioms that use green in them!
·      Always use stories or relate personal conversations to introduce each idiom in context.
·      Use an Idiom Journal to record the idiom and it’s meanings.  Don’t forget a picture.
·      Practice by offering students a student centered activity.

Now you are on your way to teaching idioms!


I like these idioms for green!
·      Get or give someone the green light
·      Green with envy
·      Grass is always greener on the other side
·      To be green
·      Green thumb
·      Green around the gills


Here are some fun sites for idioms!
·      My English Teacher
·      Learn English


What are some of your favorite idiom activities!  I would love to hear about them.


Happy Teaching,
Happy Teaching! Lori

February 16, 2018

💕Friday Freebie!💕

Hello everyone,
It is Friday and time for another freebie!
Today if you click over to our Teachers Pay Teachers Store you can download this great unit:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bathroom-Vocabulary-Advanced-ESL-and-Grammar-Unit-and-Lesson-Plan-131540
Polish up your students' bathroom vocabulary.
This ESL and ELD unit builds upon the ever-popular children's story - The Lady with the Alligator Purse. Kids love this sing-song rhyme, and we do, too!

The Lady with the Alligator Purse provides the strong foundation from which we build schema and expand students' knowledge of BATHROOM VOCABULARY. We provide all you need to teach the English your students need to DESCRIBE LOCATION and COMPARE.
This unit includes reproducible black lines for advanced level of language instruction. This unit has approximately 49 pages.

This unit includes:
-Grammatical forms to go with each lesson.
-Word lists for topic vocabulary, nouns, verbs, idioms, and more
-ESL Lesson plans that connect grammatical forms to two language functions
-Songs and Chants
-Say It Quick picture sheets
-Sliders
-Student booklets
-Picture cards
-Picture cards with words
-Game boards and game cards
-Assessment rubric  


Click here to download this unit and don't forget to follow us and rate this great product!

Happy teaching💕,


February 8, 2018

Preposition song...A bit closer!

Click to go to our Teachers Pay Teachers Store!

Our prepositions unit is packed with word and picture cards, songs, word wall cards and more.



Here is a fun song from that unit to practice early advanced prepositions!  Sing it to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or as a call back.
Have fun with it!





 


A bit closer
A bit farther
A bit higher
A bit lower
A little to the left
A little to the right
Not quite in the middle
Within an inch…or a ????







Happy Teaching!

February 4, 2018

💕Valentine's Day Resources from Fun To Teach💕



Hello Everyone!

Love is in the air and we have some great resources for you to use during this happy time of year!
💕Valentine's Day Resources from Fun To Teach💕

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentine-Verbs-Vocabulary-Word-Wall-199668Check out this 2 lovely products and give some heart to your teaching this February!

This 14-page vocabulary package includes 20 Valentine Verb Word Wall cards, teacher's guide and ideas.

Words included in this packet are:
adored, admired, beloved, charmed, cherished, devoted, embraced, enamored, flirted, gifted, greeted, hugged, infatuated, kissed, liked, loved, romanced, smitten, wooed, and yearned.

Vocabulary games and activities included in this set:
Word Wall
Bean Bag Toss
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentine-Verbs-Vocabulary-Word-Wall-199668Slap It!
Chant the Wall

This is a great Valentine vocabulary graphic organizer to use with your students. Just copy onto colored paper and cut and you have your Valentine Verb word wall ready to go!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentine-Verbs-Vocabulary-Word-Wall-199668
A vocabulary word wall is an organized group of large print words posted on a bulletin board or wall in your classroom. Word walls draw attention to the words you are teaching and are used in whole class or small group activities.

Word walls provide a systematic visual vocabulary organizer that aides children in seeing and remembering connections between words and the characteristics that help them form categories and schemas to remember how to use them.

Click here for the Valentine Word Wall Packet!



Freebie Time!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentine-Number-Flibbook-0-19-2944208Valentine Number Flipbook 0-19

Valentine Kindergarten Number Flipbook 0-19

This 10-page kinder math counting number flipbook pack contains a Valentine interactive number flipbooks for students to create. These are engaging kindergarten Valentine counting math books to make as a math center activity, or as an extension to your math lesson.

Get your students counting with this great math number flipbook. Students simply color, cut and assemble. Watch your young learners take off counting.

Kindergarten Valentine Number Flipbook 0-19 can be used during guided math as openers, small group time and math work stations or centers. The topics covered are number identification and counting.


COMMON CORE...
Counting & Cardinality
K.CC.2
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Click here for the Valentine Number Flipbook 0-19
K.CC.7
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.


How to use this book:
Assembly:
• Print on cardstock.
• Cut at the dotted line to separate the base of the flipbook from the picture pages.
• Cut around each rectangle picture box.
• Arrange the number cards one on top of the other and staple or bind the top of all pages to the flipbook base.

This is an engaging way for students to practice their numbers and share their knowledge with family and friends.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentine-Number-Flibbook-0-19-2944208

Click here for the Valentine Number Flipbook 0-19

Happy Teaching!
Lori at Fun To Teach!

February 2, 2018

Presidents Day 2018


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Presidents-Day-Word-Wall-Copy-Cut-and-Go-2915268
Hello everyone!

 Check out this great - President's Day Words {50 words}

 Included in this President’s Day Word Wall packet: This word wall contains 41 words and pictures related to President’s Day. Use these to teach President’s Day vocabulary, during reading centers, use in wall charts or posted on the wall.


 This 44-page vocabulary President’s Day Word Wall package includes 50 President’s Day Word Wall cards, alphabet headers and activities. These word cards are great for a theme wall, flashcards to send home or use as a matching game. Spice-up your President’s Day with this great word wall packet.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Presidents-Day-Word-Wall-Copy-Cut-and-Go-2915268
Words included in this packet are: Abraham Lincoln America American battles Bill of Rights birthday capital celebrate cherry tree congress Constitution courage courageous democracy District of Columbia elected election executive branch false teeth February flag freedom general George Washington government history holiday honest Illinois leader log cabin Martha liberty Mary military oval office parade president President's Day revolution statue United States USA US Presidents Vice president Virginia vote war Washington, D.C. White House



Vocabulary games and activities included in this set:
Word Wall Bean Bag Toss
Slap It!
Chant the Wall

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Presidents-Day-Word-Wall-Copy-Cut-and-Go-2915268
This is a great vocabulary graphic organizer to use with your students. Just copy onto colored paper and cut and you have your word wall ready to go!

A vocabulary word wall is an organized group of large print words posted on a bulletin board or wall in your classroom. Word walls draw attention to the words you are teaching and are used in whole class or small group activities. Word walls provide a systematic visual vocabulary organizer that aides children in seeing and remembering connections between words and the characteristics that help them form categories and schemas to remember how to use them.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Presidents-Day-Word-Wall-Copy-Cut-and-Go-2915268





Click here to see this resource at Teachers Pay Teachers

Lori Wolfe

January 26, 2018

💟Teachers Pay Teachers for Schools💟

Hello everyone!

I love 💟 teachers pay teachers and they are again breaking new ground.   TPT is making it even easier to get high quality resources.  

Here is some facts and figures about tpt:


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Here is a quick video!



Happy Teaching! 

Lori

January 23, 2018

ESL Newcomer Tips!

ESL Newcomer Tips!

This teacher has some great ESL Newcomer ideas!
Grab a cup of tea and enjoy!


Happy Teaching! Lori

January 19, 2018

💕Friday Freebie!💕

Hello everyone,
It is Friday and time for a freebie!
Are you ready for a fun and free Venn Diagram with a bit of a twist?  Well here you go!
Click here!

2 Square Venn Diagram - Graphic Organizer
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2-Square-Venn-Diagram-Graphic-Organizer-and-Lesson-Plan-88098Students use this 2 squared graphic organizer to respond to literature. Compare and contrast 2 characters in a story, 2 different settings, or 2 events. Use this great Venn Diagram before, during and after reading to solidify student comprehension

Graphic organizers are great group or individual work activities as a response to literature during independent reading, interactive
reading, or shared reading.

Graphic Organizers help students develop higher level thinking skills and promote creativity. They are handy tools for classroom use that guide students through the process of organizing information. Graphic organizers make logic out of language and help students summarize and interpret text. Graphic Organizers are excellent tools that promote high-level active thinking in the classroom.

Critical Thinking and Active Learning materials for:

-Reading Comprehension
-Math
-Social Studies
-Science
-Art
-Conflict Resolution

SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS:
Graphic organizers make content area information more accessible to second language learners. The Venn Diagram can change complex language into language that is comprehensible. This is a perfect visual tool that helps ELLs and all students understand and organize information.

Click here for your freebie!

Happy teaching!💕



January 11, 2018

Why you should use songs in your ELD lessons!

Hi everyone,
I love using songs and chants during my lessons.

Much of the input students receive during ELD is visual.  Songs and Chants offer another venue for students to learn the lesson objective through music and rhythm.

As an ANTICIPATORY SET, Songs and Chants hook the students.  They can set the stage for your lesson and emphasize your language objectives.

Songs and Chants provide the ENGAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION all within the context of learning.  Songs and Chants give meaning to students and they relax as they sing and play.

Songs and Chants can trigger emotions and lower AFFECTIVE FILTERS.  Students socialize through Songs/Chants.  They can listen to themselves sing, and practice the reproduction of English songs while enjoying the rhythm.  Finally, Songs and Chants help second language learners express their feelings.

Songs and Chants can be a perfect addition to any lesson!
Have fun!

Happy Teaching! Lori

ESL & ELD Songs and Chants Volume I SING IT LOUD! SING IT CLEAR!  This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.  Songs and Chants for: Possessive Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Present Tense Questions Regular Past Tense Verbs Past Tense Questions Present Perfect Prepositions  Language levels included: Beginning Intermediate Advanced


This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.

Songs and Chants for:
Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Present Tense Questions
Regular Past Tense Verbs
Past Tense Questions
Present Perfect
Prepositions

Language levels included:
Beginning
Intermediate
Advanced