English Language Development Teacher Resources

Encourage confidence in English language skills with materials designed for language learners.
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ELD Lesson Planner: "Heroes"

For Teachers 4th
Help your 4th graders find their heroes in this ELD lesson. Using three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Happy Birthday, Dr. King!" "Gloria Estefan," and "Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man"), they will analyze the traits of a hero and relate...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Journeys

For Teachers 4th
From the Titanic to the Iditarod, your ELD pupils will be on a whirlwind adventure with these four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Akiak," "Grandfather's Journey," "Finding the Titanic," and "By the Shore of Silver Lake"). By practicing their...
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Cinco De Mayo: ELD Reading and Language-Building

For Students 5th - 10th
A brief passage about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is accompanied by an array of language activities for ELD: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing,...
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International Dance Day: Reading and Activities for ELD

For Students 3rd - 8th
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group...
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Idioms for the ELD Learner

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Idiomatic expressions can be one of the trickiest parts of the English language. English learners use a variety of technological devices to create SmartBoard pages about idioms. Each person creates a portrayal of an idiom for the...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Person-to Person

For Teachers 5th
Intended to pair with four stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Mariah Keeps Cool," "Mama's Best Friend," "Yang the Second & Her Secret Admirer," and "Dear Mr. Henshaw,"), this lesson plan differentiates into beginning, intermediate, and...
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ELD Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
View and explore different types of ecosystems found in our environment. Learners will study, discuss and view examples of 7 vocabulary words associated with ecosystems. They will also draw examples of different species found in...
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ELD: Surprise

For Teachers 1st
Using conjunctions and noting details are part of this 5-day Surprise plan. Beginning level students will sequence events by using the present progressive asking questions and formulating answers. For the final activity they will...
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ELD Unit: Nature

For Teachers 5th
Practice prepositional phrases against the backdrop of nature in this ELD lesson plan. Five days of the unit are detailed here, including the specific parts of speech addressed on each day (differentiated into five different skill...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Gold Rush

For Teachers 4th
Eureka! Discover gold in this ELD history lesson, which provides both instruction and a number of activities. Teachers first engage the class in a "call and response" activity about people who came to California during the Gold Rush, and...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Habitats

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the biomes of the Earth with your ELD pupils. Explore the natural habitats of many animals and plants. After a discussion on different habitats and the animals which live there, individuals are prompted to create their own animal...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Five Senses

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
See, hear, touch, taste, and smell this lesson, which takes ELD pupils through the functions of the five senses. The lesson includes direct instruction that leads into a guided practice "sight and signal game," where they rehearse and...
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ELD Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th
Take a trip to the outdoors with this ELD lesson. After watching a video about the forest (not included in the lesson), pupils practice defining a list of given words about the wilderness. Teachers can alter these words based on his or...
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Building ELD Confidence Through Games

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Fun ways to get your English Learner's involved in the classroom.
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Comparing Numbers: ELD "More" and "Fewer"

For Students K
For your English Learners, and any young mathematicians, a worksheet to develop academic vocabulary: "more" and "fewer." Pictures convey the definition of each word; learners compare sets of objects and circle the one that shows "more"...
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ELD Poetry: When I Taste Salt

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
English language learners read "When I Taste Salt" and complete the questions that accompany the poem. After completing the basic reading comprehension questions, they make a personal connection to the story by writing about one of their...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Silly Stories

For Teachers 2nd
If you or pupils are in a silly mood, use this lesson plan! It is based on three "silly" Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Dragon Gets By," "Julius," and "Mrs. Brown Went to Town"), which range from pet pigs to animals raiding the pantry. It is...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Off to Adventure!

For Teachers 3rd
It's time for adventure! After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Lost and Found," "The Ballad of Mulan," and "The Waterfall,"), various vocabulary words about feelings, the wilderness, and different situations are...
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How to Keep ELD Rewarding

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The true success of English Learners won't always shine through in the form of perfect test scores.
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ELD with Dr. Seuss Will Turn Their Creativity Loose!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Use the timeless story of Green Eggs and Ham to excite learners of all ages and proficiency levels.
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ELD Lesson Plan: One Land, Many Trails

For Teachers 5th
Explore the Wild West with this lesson plan, which accompanies four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("A Boy Called Slow," "Pioneer Girl," "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses," and "Elena"). Learners practice making applications to the text, as well as...
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ELD Lesson Plan: American Stories

For Teachers 4th
Ease your first graders into the first few days of school with this lesson, which features four stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Tomas and the Library Lady," Tanya's Reunion," "Boss of the Plains," and "A Very Important Day"). Learners...
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ELD Lesson Planner: What Really Happened?

For Teachers 6th
Based on three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Amelia Earhart: First Lady of Flight," "The Girl Who Married the Moon," and "Dinosaur Ghosts"), learners complete oral language activities to practice their literacy skills. Sentences frames for...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Doers and Dreamers

For Teachers 6th
Every problem has a solution, and in this lesson, your pupils will learn how to better solve their daily problems. After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("A Kind of Grace," "Under the Royal Palms," and "Chuck Close, Up...