This is Module 4 of the 16 modules in the ESL course. Students learn more about where they live – neighborhood, city, state, country. Focus is on California. Vocabulary on different names for roads, and landscapes expands students understanding of their environment. Grammar focus is on nouns. Extensive discussions using prompts strengthen students’ understanding and perception of where they live.
This module entitled, Buy This Buy That, is the seventh of 16 modules in the ESL course. Students learn names of shopping items for different purposes – groceries, clothing, home, garden, etc. Higher level critical thinking activities and discussions are included in the lesson plans. Extensive vocabulary is provided to strengthen students’ word power especially to name everyday items to buy. The role-play activity mirrors actual experience at the store. Descriptive writing opportunities are provided in this module.
This is the final module in the ESL course. Students discuss what is fun and healthy fun, and share different ways they have fun. Hobbies are explored. The module generates extensive vocabulary and students role-play to bring the words to life. Fun is brought into the class through games and activities. The discussions and assignments give students opportunities to speak, exchange and share ideas, and with writing and listening skills.
Goals Revisited is the name of Module 15 of the ESL course. Students looked at their goals briefly in Module 1 and in this module, more in-depth class discussions, worksheets, and assignments give students more structure in their goal setting and achieving plans. Students use relevant future, and infinitive ‘to’ verb tenses in the speaking, reading, and writing activities. Role-play hones in on their writing and speaking skills.
This is Module 10 of 16 modules in the ESL course. Students learn about civic engagement, civic duties, and giving back to the community. Higher level thinking on advantages and disadvantages of civic engagement are offered as whole-class discussions. Grammar focus is on conjunctions, cause and effect, and the infinitive ’to’ verb tense. Extensive discussions using prompts strengthen students’ understanding and perception of civic consciousness leading to civic engagement.
This lesson was developed by Wild Whatcom (www.wildwhatcom.org) for the Clime Time initiative. The lesson included expands on knowledge of Forest Succession. This outdoor lesson can happen in any natural setting whether it be on a school play field, in a garden, or in a forest. The lesson allows students to role play what it would be like to live in a forest undergoing natural occurances with varying effects due to different management styles. This lesson is best conducted after the concepts of forest succession or natural extreme weather patterns have been discussed.
Model Diplomacy is the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) free multimedia simulation program. It engages students through role-play and case studies to understand the issues, institutions, and challenges of creating and implementing U.S. foreign policy. It is an adaptable interactive resource that promotes independent research, critical thinking, effective communication, and collaborative approaches to problem solving. Model Diplomacy places students in the position of policymakers deliberating hypothetical scenarios based on real issues. Content is informed by CFR experts.
Pioneering 5th grade science teacher Connie Prewitt engages her students to learn some challenging life science lessons through a fun and elaborate role-play. Project Earth is a 100% immersive experience where students learn the impact of their decisions on individuals, communities, and the Earth.
The environment shaped the first people of Washington’s way of life and as a result the early people had different leaders for different purposes who were elders in their community.This is the teacher guide companion to The State We're In: Washington (Grade 3-5 Edition) Chapter 1. The resource is designed to engage students with a launch activity, focused notes, and a focused inquiry.