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
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.
Middle school is a conflict-ridden stage, particularly for our emerging bilingual students, who are normally known as ELLs. Not only do they have to overcome numerous problems of linguistic and cultural adaptation, but they also have to face challenges such as family or economic instability and moves, often cross-border. Indeed, it is not uncommon to meet Hispanic students: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Salvadorans, etc. who travel to their countries of origin, or to the countries of origin of their parents for seasons, sometimes even to stay and live there, despite having been born in the United States and having lived here all their schooling until that moment. It is also quite common to see students who migrate with their families to the United States when they are already 11 or 12 years old and who, as we mentioned, not only have to learn the language, but adapt to a new life, culture and traditions.In this lesson plan we propose to use these personal experiences to introduce basic conversational vocabulary. It is designed for both dual immersion programs and English development classes.
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.
This lesson will teach students how to use common ending punctuation marks for simple sentences through discussion, activities, and creative writing within the context of the agricultural community.
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.
Construction of Simple Sentences using agricultural vocabulary and images to create simple sentences.