This ESL teaching resource includes many useful ELL Activities to Increase School Vocabulary with your English Language Learners. It contains everything you need to help make your English Language Learners transition into the classroom easier! It will quickly have your students speaking, listening, reading and writing essential Classroom vocabulary words. I made it when I became an ESL teacher and couldn’t find any good resources to use with lots of picture support. You may find this resource here.
School Vocabulary Lesson Plans
Also I wanted to make it easy for teachers to use so it includes 5 days of ESL lesson plans aligned to WIDA and Common Core Standards.
School Vocabulary Cards
Initially you may wish to use the 24 school vocabulary cards in pocket charts or anchor charts! They come in color and black and white.
Additionally the vocabulary cards also come with pictures and words only. These can be used in many ways to play fun ELL games! Differentiate by having children match with all cards facing front or play memory for students who need less support. You may choose to have the cards above on a pocket chart to aid in matching. Often I see my students looking at the pocket chart to help them.
Interactive School Vocabulary Flap Books
Furthermore you’ll find two flap books to engage your students in a fun interactive activity. This will increase reading, writing and speaking skills! My students love making flap books. They love reading them over and over with a partner. I also send them home to practice with their parents.
Simple Sentence Frame
Next, have your students read a simple sentence frame substituting each of the vocabulary words. In addition I find it helpful to have a buddy practice with your new ELL student using the simple sentence frame.
Book of Classroom Words
Not only will your students make their own “Book of Classroom Words” to place in their book boxes, but they will also practice reading with a partner or practicing reading it at home.
School Vocabulary Games
Your students will beg to play Whoops over and over! To learn about other fun ELL games you may enjoy reading this post: Reading For English Language Learners: How to Win the Competition.
Likewise, have fun playing Memory! Use the anchor chart for support for your students! Click here to find ELL Classroom Words!
This resource can also be found in my Year Long Curriculum Bundle for ELL Newcomers. Click here to find out more.
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