English Language Development Teacher Resources

Encourage confidence in English language skills with materials designed for language learners.
Showing 49 - 72 of 324 resources
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plan: Family Time

For Teachers 2nd
Weathering both family dynamics and sudden storms are the main topics of these three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Brothers and Sisters," "Jalapeno Bagels," "Carousel," and "Thunder Cake"). Practice generalizing and sequencing events...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Planner: Home Sweet Home

For Teachers 1st
Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Moving Day," "Me on the Map," and "The Kite") guide this lesson, which addresses comparing and contrasting details, making generalizations and inferences, and cause and effect. Pupils answer...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Adventures

For Teachers 1st
Excite the animal lovers in your 1st grade class with this lesson! After reading three animal stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Sleeping Pig," "EEK! There's a Mouse in the House," and "Red-Eyed Tree Frog"), learners practice sequencing...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plan: Our Earth

For Teachers 1st
Three stories about nature and the outdoors from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Forest," "Butterfly," and "Johnny Appleseed") support this lesson, which focuses on description, summary, and drawing conclusions. The lesson is differentiated into...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Planner: Celebrating Traditions

For Teachers 3rd
Help your third graders reinforce their literacy and grammar skills with this resource, which incorporates four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Keeping Quilt," "Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope," "The Talking Cloth," and "Dancing Rainbows")....
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plans: Incredible Stories

For Teachers 3rd
Describing words abound in this lesson, which involves three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Dogzilla," "The Mysterious Giant of Barletta," "Raising Dragons," and "The Garden of Abdul Gasazi"). Progressively challenging activities for...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plan: Problem Solvers

For Teachers 4th
Using four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("My Name is Maria Isabel," "Marven of the Great North Woods," "The Last Dragon," and "Sing to the Stars"), fourth-grade English language learners practice literacy and grammar skills. Differentiated...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Planner: Discovering

For Teachers 6th
Make connections in these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Lost Temple of the Aztecs," "The Great Wall," and "The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay"). Not only will your English learners be able to practice their literary...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Planner: New Frontiers

For Teachers 6th
Take a trip to the stars with this lesson, which is based on four stories about space exploration ("The Adventures of Sojourner: The Mission to Mars that Thrilled the World," "Franklin R. Chang-Diaz," "Beneath Blue Winters," and "Out...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plan: Courage

For Teachers 6th
What is true courage? Your class can explore the answer with these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Hatchet," "Passage to Freedom," "Climb or Die," and "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle"), which feature courageous characters and...
Lesson Planet

Question Tags Practice

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Young grammarians complete 20 interrogative sentences by adding formulaic question tags. They use the verbs could, would or should with an appropriate pronoun in question tags to complete each sentence. Example: They would listen,...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Following Directions Involving Positional and Descriptive Concepts

For Teachers K
In ELD the focus is on language acquisition and usage. This lesson focuses on having students use prepositions and adjectives to describe what something looks like and to understand positional concepts when spoken. Students will warm up...
Lesson Planet

High-Frequency Phrases: First 100 Words

For Teachers Higher Ed
ELD or elementary students can use this presentation to practice recognizing and saying common English phrases. Each slide contains a two to four word phrase. Have the class recite to practice proper pronunciation.
9:13
Lesson Planet

English Grammar & Writing - Capitalization

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Go over the basics of capitalization and when to use upper-case letters. A young woman with a whiteboard writes examples and explains. This is a good resource for ELL or ELD students due to its simplicity. One grammatical mistake is made...
Lesson Planet

Modals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Modal verbs (can/could, may/might, will/would) are the focus of an ESL/ELD grammar packet that provides language learners with many opportunities to practice using auxiliary verbs.
Lesson Planet

Passive Voice

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Passive voice and participial adjectives are the focus of an 11-page resource packet designed for ESL/ELD classes. Language learners engage in activities and complete exercises that give them lots of practice with these constructs.
Lesson Planet

ELD Five Senses Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
English learners ask and answer questions about the five senses. They participate in sight and sound signal reading, singing songs, and creating sense charts. They make cross curricular connections by reading books and by focusing on...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Explore consonants with this letter "b" lesson plan, the learner will complete various activities to reinforce the sound associated with the letter "b". He/she will work one on one with a teacher to identify words that begin with "b" and...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plan: Making Predictions

For Teachers K
What will happen next? Your kindergarteners will be experts at making predictions in stories after this lesson. Using three books (My Balloon by K. Davis and W. Oldfield, The Berenstain Bears: Big Bear, Small Bear by J. and J....
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plan: Phonics

For Teachers 7th
Be the best with this basic "B" review lesson. Early Intermediate learners can practice their knowledge of words that start with "B" in various activities, including a Memory card game with different words and images that begin with "B."...
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving

For Teachers 3rd
Celebrate Thanksgiving. Given a list of vocabulary words, pupils read "Albert's Thanksgiving" by Leslie Tryon. The lesson continues through direct teaching (copying down vocabulary from the story), guided practice (writing one sentence...
Lesson Planet

Verb Tense Packet

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
How do you word questions? Word order in questions is the focus of a 23-page grammar packet designed for ESL/ELD classes. Yes/no questions, information questions, and tag questions are all examined.
Lesson Planet

ELD Lesson Plan: Ecosystems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
From the depths of the oceans to the peaks of the mountains, your class will see the world with new eyes after this lesson. In a discussion about different ecosystems such as the jungle, the tundra, and the grasslands, they will describe...
Lesson Planet

At Home

For Teachers K - 1st
As part of a vocabulary development exercise (perfect for ELD) about "At Home," learners count from 20-29 by 1s and skip count by 10s to 100. They label a poster of a house with proper vocabulary words. Ideas for differentiating among...