July 21, 2017

A bit closer!

Happy Thursday!
Here is a fun song 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!

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





💕Friday freebie!💕


Teacher See Teacher Do

Hello everyone,



April over at Teacher Say Teacher Do has a great freebie to download and I wanted to share it with you!



She made a colorful visual one page reminder for teachers of the most effective strategies to use when working with second language learners.



Click here to go to her Teachers Pay Teachers store  and download your free copy today!




Happy teaching! 💕

Lori

July 19, 2017

🎈50 Back to School Sentence Starters🎈

Hello Teachers!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-Back-to-School-Sentence-Starters-575716Wow! July is speeding by!

Are you thinking about school yet?  I am!

This is a great product to get you started! 


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-Back-to-School-Sentence-Starters-575716Sentence starters provide a low-stress way for young writers to practice writing complete sentences. Our sentence starters are open-ended requiring your students to use higher order thinking skills while practicing their writing.  Provide your students the opportunities to write creatively with 50 Back to School Sentence Starters.

This great ELA unit has 50 great back to school sentence starters to get your students writing. You can learn about your students as they complete these open ended writing pieces. Let your students pick the sentence starter that will get them engaged in writing or choose one for the whole class.


Each sentence starter is printed on an individual card and on lined paper.

Simply copy, cut, and write!

We have included black lines for the following:
sentence starter word wall cards
individual lined papers for each sentence starter.

In addition, our activities and ideas provide fun and interest so your students learn through hands-on experiences. No more searching for writing prompts or sentence starters. This unit is ready to go to work for you!
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Have fun and Happy Teaching!
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June 10, 2017

New Workshop! Friday September 29th!


ELD Make and Take Workshops
By Fun To Teach 

ELD Toolbox Booster
Fun effective strategies and activities to fill your ELD toolbox!
Save your seat now! Fax in the registration today 

2017 - Our New Workshop!
September 29, 2017
Portland, OR 


Are you interested in adding another layer of practical knowledge to your ELD instruction? Then this workshop is for you. Join us for the ELD Toolbox Booster workshop and enhance English Language instruction with procedures, routines, strategies and activities that will develop oral language, vocabulary and fluency in English learners. Come fill your ELD toolbox with language games, activities, strategies picture cards, songs, chants, sentence frames, and “make & take” activities that you can use in your classroom the next day! 


Who should attend?
ELD and ESL teachers, K-5 classroom teachers, specialist teachers and everyone who wants to fill their ELD toolkit!


ELD Toolbox Booster
Portland, Oregon
Fun effective strategies and activities to fill your ELD toolbox!


$200.00PER WORKSHOP

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Happy Teaching! Lori

April 17, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

March 11, 2017

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


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

  I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!









What is an idiom?
Idioms 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:
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·      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,

March 3, 2017

 🏃🏻🏃🏻 strategies for teaching intermediate & early advanced language learners - fun to teach workshop🏃🏻🏃🏻

Assessment and Persistent Errors

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strategies for teaching intermediate and early advanced language learners

PORTLAND, OREGON April 7,  2017

 

 Innovative Professional Development for Elementary Teachers

Assessment, Persistent Errors and ELD Literacy

If you are ready to tackle the complex issues around teaching intermediate and early advanced students, this workshop is for you! This workshop addresses challenges common to more advanced ELLs.

•Assessment – how to use it to guide instruction
•Persistent errors made by more advanced ELLs

Friday – April 7, 2017 – Portland, Oregon



Register now for our workshop on April 7, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.2016-17 FTT Registration form and flyer

All-day workshops $200.00



Our ELD workshops bridge the gap between theory and practice. Our specialty is bringing the how-to, hands-on strategies that practicing elementary and ESL teachers need in order to reach demanding academic and language standards.

Innovative ESL professional development for raising student achievement. Watch our one-minute slide show! Click here.

Teacher-friendly, Practical, Hands-on – Here is what our participants say:

Lori is a terrific presenter.  She makes the “educational speak” easier to understand and explain to our students.  I (am) also thankful that she is still “in the trenches”.  She is completely current on what is going on/happening in our schools right now.  

Cindi Ramsay – Siuslaw S.D





 

March 1, 2017

💖Co-teaching 5th grade Math! 💖

💖Hello everyone!
Oh my gosh it is still snowing here in Southern Oregon!  What a winter!
I am enjoying co-teaching 5th grade Math this year and thought I would share our awesome Math wall!








 Check out Granite School Districts Math Vocabulary Cards.  They rock.  I have blogged about these before, but they are worth another shout out!   Here is what they say about their cards:

Vocabulary Cards

This page contains math vocabulary cards for Kindergarten through 8th Grade and Secondary 1 Mathematics.  These cards can also be found in Spanish, Chinese, and French under the Dual Immersion menu.  Portuguese, German, and Russian vocabulary cards are located at the following website:  USOE Dual Immersion Vocabulary Cards

WOW!
 
Click here for this great freebie find!


Check out my TPT store for some great
math vocabulary products, too!  Click here!

Happy Teaching

February 27, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


 Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.

Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

February 26, 2017

😄St Patrick’s Day idiom fun!😄


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

💫💫St Patrick’s Dayis right around the corner!  

  I love using this holiday to teach about 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,

February 20, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


 Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.

Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

February 13, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

February 6, 2017

Time to Shop - Teachers Pay Teachers Sale!!!


160 × 200💜Hello everyone!
February is here!
It is time to get inspired and Teachers Pay Teachers is the place to find your inspiration!
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February 7 and 8 is the site -wide sale.  

Pop over to the Fun To Teach Store and stock up on products that will inspire you and ignite your teaching!

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Happy February!

Happy Teaching! 

Lori