President's Day Resources
Learn how to use the Comparative Input Chart and Poetry in English and Spanish!
Comparative Input Chart
How to use this strategy:
1. Start off with a blank piece of butcher paper, and pencil in your input chart
2. Prep your photos (click HERE for the photos for this Comparative Input Chart)
3. Teach it! Use the 7 Hip Pocket Tools to make this lesson engaging and effective!
President's Day Poetry
Use these poems in English or Spanish to teach about Presidents. Each lesson builds upon new ELA skills.
Lesson 1: Read/sing poetry with students with hand gestures to practice the high-level language. See example below:
Lesson 2: Read poem, add pictures for comprehension for vocabulary words. See example below:
Lesson 3: Read poem, highlight key/unknown words and start adding ELA skills from your standards. See example below:
Lesson 4: Read poem, and continue adding new ELA skills each time you process the poetry. See example below:
Check out the Spanish Examples:
Find all the President's Day Resources HERE
Tips for Tightening up the 10/2 & Student Interactions
Fall is in the air, and schools across the country are in full swing! Teachers are busy building and deepening relationships with and among students, delivering content, and developing academic language skills with their students. One of the common strategies that teachers implement as they engage their students is the “turn and talk,” or 10/2. The concept of the 10/2 refers to providing an opportunity for students to process information, for about 2 minutes, after every about 10 minutes of instruction.
Celebrating Oakland USD!
Teachers and staff at Oakland Unified School District have succeeded in launching a pilot program for Newcomers and Emerging English Language Learners using Be GLAD strategies. The SAILL (Summer Academy for Integrated Language Learning) at Esperanza Elementary offered a summer program for 180 students from 23 Elementary Schools entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. Due to the phenomenal success, OUSD’s Summer Academy was featured on ABC7!
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