English Language Learners elementary activities can sometimes be difficult to find, especially ELL Curriculum. As teachers, we definitely have the want and need to always give our students the best lessons, the best teaching models and the best steps into the world. When you are an ELL teacher, these lessons, models and steps, become even more important. We want to make sure we have put together the best ELL curriculum we can.
You are there to help your student learn and develop English skills they will use the rest of their life.
Putting together an ELL year-long curriculum can be a lot of work and very time-consuming. Many factors go into the planning and developing the units. You may have different students with different needs each year. You may have more students for one year and fewer students the next.
But what if I had everything ready and done for you? Wouldn’t that make the planning and school year so much easier? An ELL year-long curriculum you could use and have right at your fingertips. A curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for all levels of English language learners. My ELL Newcomer Bundle includes all you need to give your English language learning students an amazing year! Here is a preview of what you will LOVE about this ELL year-long curriculum.
ELL Curriculum: Starter Necessities
When teaching English language learners, you always want to have pieces of the curriculum to help nurture students’ abilities. Something they feel confident in completing. Therefore, I included what I like to call all the “starter units” in my ELL year-long curriculum.
These activities help get English language learning students off on the right foot, focusing on questions, sentences, and words that will help them interact with their teacher and their peers easily. School vocabulary is very important to help ELL students feel comfortable to ask for help, get help and to just feel like part of the classroom. I discuss fun ways to help students learn school vocabulary and conversations in a blog post. You can find it here. These starter units don’t just talk about school vocabulary, you’ll find introductions, colors, and more.
ELL English-Language Necessities
When learning a new language, it can overwhelm you and be challenging. Many of us took Spanish, French, or another language in high school. It was hard for us as teenagers. Plus, I can’t say I remember much of the language I learned. Imagine trying to learn to speak the language, write the language, and understand the language rules as an early elementary student?
I wanted to make sure your ELL students had the right resources to help them navigate the very confusing waters.
In my ELL 20 Units Bundle, I have included units ranging from letter recognition and digraphs to nouns and verbs! Each unit has activities to help English language learning students process and learn in an interactive and fun way. In this ELL year-long curriculum you will not find the same worksheets and activities repeatedly. There are flipbooks, BINGO, writing, and more in these units.
There are so many fun ways to increase engagement when working through the units. One strategy I love when working with homographs and homophones is Find My Match. It gets students moving and engaged quickly!
ELL Curriculum: “The Fun Stuff” Necessities
You didn’t think I forgot all the “fun stuff” kids of any background, language, or age want to learn about, did you? It’s all included too! In my many years of teaching, there is an unwritten love for animals, creepy crawlers and food with younger learners! Students from all over love to learn about these topics and I have included them in the ESL Newcomers 20 Unit Bundle to make sure your students get to experience the fun too!
These may be my favorite units included in this bundle. Animals and creepy crawlers are often an easy topic to talk about with kids. It will give your ELL students a topic to discuss with their classmates. Plus, with your students having the background knowledge and confidence in the topic (after learning about it with you) will help make the conversation easier and less intimidating for the English language learning student as well.
I love to use the Slice of Pizza strategy when working through these lessons with my students. As a result, it gets students talking and working together on specific parts of the unit. Plus, they learn a little about factions and parts of a whole! If you want to make it extra special, order a pizza as a treat for once they finish. Who doesn’t love pizza?
Finished Slice of Pizza Activity
Give The ELL Year-Long Curriculum a Try
An ELL year-long curriculum is full of so many moving parts, strategies, resources and lessons. I know what it is like to completely develop a curriculum and hope the students walked out of my classroom learning something that day. I want to make sure you have the tools and resources to make your English language learners confident and excited to come to school every day. My ELL Newcomer Bundle will help give you the ELL year-long curriculum you need to accomplish that goal!
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