Do you like eggs? Learn how to identify and write the 4 Types of Sentences while exploring the topic of chickens & eggs from a local farm in Eastern Oregon. Visuals include a powerpoint presentation (excellent online resource to use with Google Classroom) Flowchart and Thinking Map. Two types of assessments are included ( one using a sentence frame ) and challenge those who need a little more by having them write a short story.Grades 6-8
This lesson focuses on the vocabulary and skills students need to define, identify, discuss and apply a variety of informative writing techniques. The texts in this lesson are infographics related to marginalized people. Students are asked to apply the techniques they learn to an informative text of their own.
This lesson is designed to support English language learners when argumentative writing. It is prepared using the topic selected by my students, “Are Social Networking Sites Good For Our Society?” This lesson could easily be adapted to meet other topics of interest. The lesson begins by reinforcing that when one is argumentative writing, the writer must choose a side and have a reason for choosing it. Then, the lesson evaluates others’ argumentative writing to see what it might look like. Afterward, the students have an opportunity to get comfortable with the argumentative writing topic they will be writing about with support of their peers and the teacher. Ultimately, with other support in place, students will write an argumentative piece to the best of their ability with a goal in mind.
Comparing and contrasting our experiences with friends and family help us better understand our own identity. Students will learn comparison/contrast language and practice using it through an activity, two different graphic organizers, classroom discussion and conversations with their parents to better understand each other, their parents and themselves.
Emotions are important. Students will work in groups to come up with an example of how an emotion can help us in our daily lives and oppositely how an emotion could hinder us. Students will use chart paper to make a one-pager poster of their example. After, students can gallery walk and present their ideas.
Students will receive exposure to new vocabulary, then read and annotate an article, discuss, and engage in a writing exercise, focused on the Iroquois Confederacy.
This is a two part mini lesson. It uses individual and group photographs to help students develop a sense of individuality and community within the classroom. This lesson provides a physical and visual representation of students within their class community. Students will see themselves as individuals who are part of a whole. For students who do not feel as though their individuality is valued, they have a tactile representation of their inclusion as individuals who are part of the group.
This is a one part mini lesson but requires a day ahead to prep. It is fun and involves a delicious snack. Students pick their favorite snack. Then we mix it together. Each student gets a portion to enjoy. The snack is a metaphor for individuals coming together to be part of a whole. They can still be separated but it is better together.
This lesson is designed for a 90-minute period at the high school level for a dual language Heritage or Spanish Language Arts class. However, it could easily be divided into sections or modified for middle school students or advanced Spanish world language students. In this lesson, students explore how identity is formed through various life influences and analyze the cause/effect relationship between their personal identity and significant influences in their lives. Students will explore the topic through the RadioAmbulante podcast “Sisters” and the painting “Las dos Fridas” by Frida Khalo. Students will practice metalinguistic awareness and develop their translanguaging skills through explicit instruction on the use of transitional phrases related to cause and effect in English and Spanish. Then students will use these phrases to engage in conversations with their peers to discuss how the different influences in their lives have shaped their identities. Finally, students will produce a written summary of the relationship between the primary influences in their lives and the primary characteristics of their identities.
This lesson is designed for a 90-minute period at the high school level for a dual language Heritage or Spanish Language Arts class. However, it could easily be divided into sections or modified for middle school students or advanced Spanish world language students. In this lesson, students build on their analysis from lesson 1 to consider how the influences in their lives have formed their identity and how they can ensure that the influences in their future lead them toward their goals. First students explore how people’s identities are impacted by context through an analysis of the influences and dominant aspects of their identity in three familiar contexts. They then analyze the poem “A Julia de Burgos”, the values represented in the poem, and their own values. Next, they analyze the painting “La creación de las aves” by Remedios Varo to see how it is possible for a person's identity to fully align with their values. Finally, students analyze how past and current influences in their lives have made them who they are and consider what future influences will help them to achieve a future self that aligns with their personal values, and present this analysis verbally to their classmates.
This lesson plan contains a quick overview of parts of speech with activities and games that focus on nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. There is opportunity for group work and individual practice along with identifying and classifying parts of speech.
Construction of Simple Sentences using agricultural vocabulary and images to create simple sentences.
This lesson is intended for Emergent Bilinguals. The focus is an introduction to "subject and predicate" with an emphasis on agriculture vocabulary.
This lesson plan contains a quick overview of parts of speech with activities and games that focus on nouns, verbs, and the subject pronouns.