January 31, 2014

Friday Freebie! Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary

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It is Friday and time for a freebie!



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Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary

You say put off,
We say postpone,
You say call up,
We say phone.

Meet Common Core standards and raise the vocabulary level of your students with this 102-page unit on Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary.
This grammar unit covers 32 different Phrasal Verbs and the Academic vocabulary that corresponds with each one. Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain more than one word and there are hundreds of English Phrasal Verbs such as: think over (consider), set up (establish), and put up with (tolerate).

This comprehensive vocabulary unit contains color and black & white word wall cards, game cards, activities, a song and games based on phrasal verbs and their academic language equivalents.

Reproducible black lines included in this package:

• 32 Phrasal Verb word wall cards
• 32 Academic Vocabulary word wall cards
• Game cards and board
• Song lyrics
• Assessments
• Lesson plans and activities

Vocabulary word cards are reproducible in color or print in black and white.

Since Phrasal Verbs are very common in oral English, their understanding is essential for communication and reading comprehension. However, when writing formally there are two reasons we strive to use the academic or formal equivalents of Phrasal Verbs. First, Phrasal Verbs are highly idiomatic. Formal writing uses Standard English and avoids figurative language and slang. Secondly, when writing formally in English precise vocabulary is expected. Since Phrasal Verbs often have multiple meanings they can be difficult to understand and impede the meaning. Teaching your students the Academic vocabulary for Phrasal Verbs will enlarge their vocabulary and improve

Happy Teaching,
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You say put off,
We say postpone,
You say call up,
We say phone.

Meet Common Core standards and raise the vocabulary level of your students with this 102-page unit on Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary.


This grammar unit covers 32 different Phrasal Verbs and the Academic vocabulary that corresponds with each one. Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain more than one word and there are hundreds of English Phrasal Verbs such as: think over (consider), set up (establish), and put up with (tolerate).

This comprehensive vocabulary unit contains color and black & white word wall cards, game cards, activities, a song and games based on phrasal verbs and their academic language equivalents.

For a limited time you can pick up this great freebie at our store over at Buy Sell Teach.

Reproducible black lines included in this package:

• 32 Phrasal Verb word wall cards
• 32 Academic Vocabulary word wall cards
• Game cards and board
• Song lyrics
• Assessments
• Lesson plans and activities

Vocabulary word cards are reproducible in color or print in black and white.

Since Phrasal Verbs are very common in oral English, their understanding is essential for communication and reading comprehension. However, when writing formally there are two reasons we strive to use the academic or formal equivalents of Phrasal Verbs. First, Phrasal Verbs are highly idiomatic. Formal writing uses Standard English and avoids figurative language and slang. Secondly, when writing formally in English precise vocabulary is expected. Since Phrasal Verbs often have multiple meanings they can be difficult to understand and impede the meaning. Teaching your students the Academic vocabulary for Phrasal Verbs will enlarge their vocabulary and improve their formal English writing!

For a limited time you can pick up this great freebie at our store over at Buy Sell Teach.

Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary

You say put off,
We say postpone,
You say call up,
We say phone.

Meet Common Core standards and raise the vocabulary level of your students with this 102-page unit on Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary.
This grammar unit covers 32 different Phrasal Verbs and the Academic vocabulary that corresponds with each one. Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain more than one word and there are hundreds of English Phrasal Verbs such as: think over (consider), set up (establish), and put up with (tolerate).

This comprehensive vocabulary unit contains color and black & white word wall cards, game cards, activities, a song and games based on phrasal verbs and their academic language equivalents.

Reproducible black lines included in this package:

• 32 Phrasal Verb word wall cards
• 32 Academic Vocabulary word wall cards
• Game cards and board
• Song lyrics
• Assessments
• Lesson plans and activities

Vocabulary word cards are reproducible in color or print in black and white.

Since Phrasal Verbs are very common in oral English, their understanding is essential for communication and reading comprehension. However, when writing formally there are two reasons we strive to use the academic or formal equivalents of Phrasal Verbs. First, Phrasal Verbs are highly idiomatic. Formal writing uses Standard English and avoids figurative language and slang. Secondly, when writing formally in English precise vocabulary is expected. Since Phrasal Verbs often have multiple meanings they can be difficult to understand and impede the meaning. Teaching your students the Academic vocabulary for Phrasal Verbs will enlarge their vocabulary and improve

Happy Teaching,
Fun To Teach - See more at: http://www.buysellteach.com/Product-Detail/1458/informal-formal-vocabulary-phrasal-verbs-academic-vocabulary#sthash.qqdn92NQ.dpuf
Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary

You say put off,
We say postpone,
You say call up,
We say phone.

Meet Common Core standards and raise the vocabulary level of your students with this 102-page unit on Informal and Formal Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs & the corresponding Academic Vocabulary.
This grammar unit covers 32 different Phrasal Verbs and the Academic vocabulary that corresponds with each one. Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain more than one word and there are hundreds of English Phrasal Verbs such as: think over (consider), set up (establish), and put up with (tolerate).

This comprehensive vocabulary unit contains color and black & white word wall cards, game cards, activities, a song and games based on phrasal verbs and their academic language equivalents.

Reproducible black lines included in this package:

• 32 Phrasal Verb word wall cards
• 32 Academic Vocabulary word wall cards
• Game cards and board
• Song lyrics
• Assessments
• Lesson plans and activities

Vocabulary word cards are reproducible in color or print in black and white.

Since Phrasal Verbs are very common in oral English, their understanding is essential for communication and reading comprehension. However, when writing formally there are two reasons we strive to use the academic or formal equivalents of Phrasal Verbs. First, Phrasal Verbs are highly idiomatic. Formal writing uses Standard English and avoids figurative language and slang. Secondly, when writing formally in English precise vocabulary is expected. Since Phrasal Verbs often have multiple meanings they can be difficult to understand and impede the meaning. Teaching your students the Academic vocabulary for Phrasal Verbs will enlarge their vocabulary and improve

Happy Teaching,
Fun To Teach - See more at: http://www.buysellteach.com/Product-Detail/1458/informal-formal-vocabulary-phrasal-verbs-academic-vocabulary#sthash.qqdn92NQ.dpuf

Happy Teaching!

January 27, 2014

SONGS AND/OR CHANTS


Songs and Chants are a dynamic part of an ELD lesson. Songs/ Chants set the stage for the lesson and help focus the learner on the vocabulary and grammatical structure you are teaching.
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Songs and Chants help students hear the cadence and intonation of English.  They give the teacher an opportunity to help with pronunciation and articulation
You can use songs introduce grammar structure, vocabulary, or create an anticipatory set. Songs engage students because they are so darn fun!
Look at the benefits:
  • Anticipatory Set
  • Engagement
  • Affective Filter
  • Cadence and Intonation
  • Vocabulary and Grammar Features
  • Pronunciation and articulation
Make sure you pick songs that contain the vocabulary and or sentence structure you are teaching.  Songs will help students learn these words and expressions, as well as, other words of high frequency.
Don't forget that singing helps students  acquire a sense of rhythm and facilitates memorization of a linguistic item.
You can use a song or a chant to teach children the sounds and rhythm of English to reinforce structures and vocabulary or as a Total Physical Response activities!

Try this activity with your favorite song~

VERY VARIED VOICES
.................................

This is an excellent and fun way to open a
lesson. Students practice vocabulary through
songs and chants with very varied voices.

GROUPING: Whole class
OBJECTIVE: To practice vocabulary

WHAT YOU NEED:
• Song/chant

HOW TO PLAY:
•Sing the song/chant with very varied
voices

HERE ARE SOME FAVORITES:
Mouse squeak
Opera singing
Robot voice
Whisper voice
Deep voice
High voice
Hold you nose voice
Growling voice

VARIATION:
Add some very varied actions to
your very varied voices.
Suggested Actions:
Movie Star kisses/waves
Dribble and Shoot
Snapping
Jumping Jacks
Weight Lifting
Lumberjack

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Happy Teaching!


January 24, 2014

Heteronym

Hello everyone,

Do you know about Heteronyms?

Well  Heteronyms are words that are spelled the same but differ in meaning and pronunciation.

In two-syllable heternonyms you can see that in almost every case the noun is stressed on the first syllable, and the verb is stressed on the second (e.g. noun: CON-flict; verb: con-FLICT).
To learn more about these check out

They have all the information you will need!
Happy Teaching! 

Friday Freebie! 3 Sounds of 'ed'!

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Hello everyone!
Here is this weeks freebie!
The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense freebie Verb Game  This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.  This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.  This package consists of : *GAME BOARD *GAME CARDS *WORD CARDS *NUMBER CARDS  These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!  Please follow us!


This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.

This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.

This package consists of :
*GAME BOARD
*GAME CARDS
*WORD CARDS
*NUMBER CARDS

These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!

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Happy Teaching!

January 21, 2014

Teaching Idioms!

Hello everyone!

This is a picture of an interactive idiom board  for the whole school to participate in.




Idiom Bulletin Board - Step by Step Instructions

This easy, fun and creative bulletin board makes you look like a pro as you develop student vocabulary and language skills. This bulletin board works great in a classroom or hallway for the whole school to be involved with. I wanted a way to involve my school in language development and used this idea. Follow these quick steps and you will be on your way!

Materials:

4-5 idioms and simple definitions
Computer/word processor
Images to represent the idioms and the definitions
Construction paper
Glue
Scissors/paper cutter
String
Tacks

Step 1:

Decorate the Bulletin Board with colored Butcher paper of your choice as a background. Use a contrasting borders that complements the color you chose.

Step 2:

Choose a theme for the idioms you will use. Some popular themes include:
Bees, horses, weather, dogs, tired.

Step 3:

Choose 4 idioms. Take care in choosing the idioms. Idioms for intermediate language level students should be idioms that give a hint to the meaning. An example of this is "it's raining cats and dogs". The word "raining" is a clue to the meaning. Early advanced language learners can work with idioms such as, "you're pulling my leg" which doesn't give the learner any clues to the meaning. Choose which language level you want the students to work with.

Step 4:

Collect 1 picture per idiom that displays what the words say and another picture that shows what the idiom means. Use your own classroom images for this or do a quick Google search for "idiom images".

Step 5:

Type up and print the idioms. Glue the typed idioms and the images onto colored construction paper. Cut to size.

Step 6:

Place the 4 idiom images that display what the words "say" at regular intervals across the top of the bulletin board.

Place the text under each picture.

At the bottom of the bulletin board place the image of what the idioms "mean" in random order.

Step 7:

Staple a piece of yarn under the text of each idiom long enough to reach to the image that shows the true meaning of the idiom. Tie a loop in the end of the piece of yarn so children can attach the yarn to the correct meaning.

Step 8:

Stick a pushpin into the bulletin board above the random images that shows the true meaning.

You now have an interactive bulletin board where students can match up the idiom to the image of its meaning by attaching the looped yarn to the push pin above the image of the true idiom meaning! Watch your students have fun and learn about idioms!


Happy Teaching!
Lori


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January 20, 2014

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January 18, 2014

Last hours of the giveaway

It is always more fun to teach when the lessons are free!  It’s the last day and hours to enter the Chillin’ and Hoppin’ giveaway.  So grab a cup of tea and sit back, get your freebies and enter the great raffle to win big!  Happy New Year!  

Remember it closes at midnight the 18th, and winners will be announced on our Facebook pages on January 19, 2014.

 Each blog has a Rafflecopter contest form, so visit each blog and enter them all!

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You can hop from blog to blog and get a freebie on each blog.  After you enter the raffle below you can start here at my Buy Sell Teach Store and download my freebie, Informal and Formal Vocabulary unit.

We have some amazing prizes for you, too!  
  • Fourteen lucky teachers will win a bundle of lessons.


  • One very lucky teacher will get a Buy Sell Teach $150 gift certificate AND the bundle of prizes.


Be sure to enter the rafflecopter on each blog because each blogger will pick her own winner. The more blogs that you enter, the greater your chances are of winning.
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January 12, 2014

Win $150 Gift Certificate During Our Chillin' and Hoppin' Winter Blog Hop!

Some of my blogging friends and I have put together a little January entertainment.  This an opportunity to get some free products and check out some great teacher bloggers.  It is always more fun to teach when the lessons are free!  So grab a cup of tea and sit back, get your freebies and enter the great raffle to win big!  Happy New Year!  

 

Have you made any New Year's resolutions?  Have you made new goals for your professional life, too?  If so, you will probably need some new materials to use with your students.  You are in luck!  Some friends of mine and I have organized a blog hop.  You can hop from blog to blog and get a freebie on each blog.  After you enter the raffle below you can start here at my Buy Sell Teach Store and download my freebie, Informal and Formal Vocabulary unit.

We have some amazing prizes for you, too!  
  • Fourteen lucky teachers will win a bundle of lessons.


  • One very lucky teacher will get a Buy Sell Teach $150 gift certificate AND the bundle of prizes.


Be sure to enter the rafflecopter on each blog because each blogger will pick her own winner. The more blogs that you enter, the greater your chances are of winning.

We realize this is a busy time of year so you will have a week to visit our blogs.  The winner will be announced on our Facebook pages the evening of January 19th.  Make sure you follow our Facebook pages!



Click HERE to download my freebie.

Be sure to enter the rafflecopter on each blog because each blogger will choose her own winner!



Click HERE if you are reading this through feed or email.



Do you follow my Facebook page?  I share freebies, my followers have a chance to win my new packets, and helpful teaching tips.



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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas

My (Not So) Elementary Life



ELL blog
It's LMN Tree

Ready Set Read


Special Teacher for Special Kids

Beverly's Tools for Learning and Clip Art




Happy Teaching!