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Using Technology to Teach ELD: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Just what you need to get started using technology to teach ELD  in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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ELD: Interacting in Meaningful Ways

For Teachers K Standards
This collection will help kindergarten students learn to use the English language in order to exchange ideas and information in meaningful ways. Directions Communication Offering Opinions Active Listening
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Opioids in Our Community—Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do opioids affect the lives of families and individuals within a community? Scholars explore the topic with a series of informative, thought-provoking videos. They also complete worksheets and discuss the effects of the opioid...
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Our Community

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore their community. In this communities lesson, students write an interesting fact about the community on lined paper and add illustrations to their writing. Students construct a class book by combining each page of...
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Movie Stars (ELD Lesson)

For Students 7th - 12th
Reinforce conversational skills in your ELD class with this worksheet. Pairs of partners ask questions about twelve famous movie star based on a given example (Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt). Questions address given names, birthdays,...
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Heroes in Our Community

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate characteristics of a hero and give real life examples. In this heroes activity, students read a variety of stories and discuss what makes people heroes. Students list heroes in our society, draw pictures of their...
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ELD: Talent Show

For Teachers 2nd
"Talent Show" is an ELD lesson planner that has beginning English language learners focus on expressing the author's viewpoint by using pronouns and noting details using adjectives. Additionally, 2nd graders will be asked to express...
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What Makes Our Community Special?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young sociologists take a look at what factors make a community special. They work together in groups to create a PowerPoint presentation about their own community's uniqueness. Digital photographs and slides which portray special events...
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What Makes Our Community Special?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Explore websites, complete research, and use technological tools to create a final multimedia presentation on what makes a community special. Learners of all ages work with a partner to research an interesting aspect of their community,...
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Is Our Community Influenced by the Opioid Epidemic?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Opioid abuse is becoming a national crisis, but combating the influence of opioids requires examining the ways it affects individual communities. A thorough teacher guide provides step-by-step instructions about implementing an...
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Investigating the Building Blocks of Our Community’s Past, Present, and Future

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As Ken Jennings said, "There's just something hypnotic about maps." Certainly, the longer you look at them the more you can learn. In this project-based learning instructional activity, individuals study both historic and present-day...
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Our Community's Place Among the Stars

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
But isn't the Milky Way a candy bar? Lead a detailed discussion on the complex topic of our solar system and the Milky Way Galaxy as the class explores stellar evolution, structure, and investigates the relationship between luminosity...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Building Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th
Build wilderness vocabulary and teach sixth graders how to use the words in sentences! In this ELD vocabulary lesson plan, learners watch a film which includes all of the wilderness/forest vocabulary that is included in the lesson. They...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Give It All You Got

For Teachers 5th
Ice skating, music, hiking, and astronauts - what do they have in common? The four Houghton-Mifflin stories featured in this lesson ("Michelle Kwan," "La Bamba," "The Fear Place," and "Mae Jemison") show pupils that in order to be...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk

For Teachers 2nd
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD activity. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Habitats

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the ocean and the woods with this ELD lesson, which involves three Houghton Mifflin short stories ("Nights of the Pufflings," "Seal Surfer," and "Two Days in May"). Your third graders will enjoy reading about animals in their...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Smart Solution

For Teachers 3rd
Access your beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners' needs with this thorough lesson plan. The Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Pepita Talks Twice," "Poppa's New Pants," and "Ramona Quimby, Age 8") address vocabulary, grammatical forms,...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Friend and Foe

For Teachers 4th
From fishing to forest fires, this lesson plan includes all kinds of scenarios for you to discuss with your ELD students. Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Salmon Summer," "Wildfires," and "Skylark") help beginning, intermediate, and...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Voices of the Revolution

For Teachers 5th
Your fifth-grade ELD pupils will easily be able to tell the difference between fact and opinion. Using three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("And Then What Happened, Paul Revere," "Katie's Trunk," and "James Forten"), they practice their...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Around Town

For Teachers 2nd
Tour the town with this ELD lesson plan, which involves three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Chinatown," "A Trip to the Firehouse," "Big Bushy Mustache," and "Jamaica Louise James"). Learners practice their future tense and prepositions, as...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Let's Look Around

For Teachers 1st
Predict what comes next in these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Seasons," "Pearl's First Prize Plant," and "Hilda Hen's Scary Night"). ELD pupils can practice their summary and prediction skills, as well as their auxiliary verbs and...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Family and Friends

For Teachers 1st
Animal friends and families help your 1st graders with their ELD and literacy skills in three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Secret Code," Bud's Day Out," and "An Egg Is An Egg, or, Who's in a Family?"). They can practice drawing...
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ELD Lesson Plan: We Can Work It Out

For Teachers 1st
Three fun stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("That Toad Is Mine," "Lost!" and "If You Give a Pig a Pancake") help ELD learners sequence events, express problem and solution, and predict outcomes. This also includes sentence frames to help...
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ELD Lesson Plan: We Can Do It!

For Teachers 1st
Bears, fireflies, and Frog and Toad come together in this ELD lesson, which is based on a collection of Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Two Greedy Bears," "Fireflies for Nathan," and "The Hat (Frog and Toad)"). Three differentiated levels...

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