Need extra help for EL students? Try the Taking Turns pre-lesson.
Students will be able to take turns sharing stories with each other.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Call students together.
Give each student a building block.
Place one block in the center of the circle. Instruct students to take turns adding their block on the top of the last to create a tower. Point out that if students rush one another or don’t take turns, the tower might not be straight or stand upright.
Provide a definition of taking turns in student home language (L1).
Allow students to work with a smaller group.
Have students repeat the instructions after you to check for understanding.
Ask students to think about the task prior to adding their block. Have them consider what would happen if all students tried to add their blocks at once.