English Learner (EL) Lesson Plans

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All About the Picture
All About the Picture
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All About the Picture
This is a great lesson plan to introduce your EL students to the use of illustrations in a story. This can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson What's in a Picture?
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Pointers!
Pointers!
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Pointers!
Seeing things one word and letter at a time is a lot easier when students can point at them with fun pointers!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Summer Drama
Summer Drama
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Summer Drama
You won't strike out with this lesson on finding the theme of a script. Use this lesson to help your students identify the elements of a script and find the theme.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
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Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
ELs will gain valuable practice learning about text features as they practice close reading and communication skills during a nonfiction picture walk. Use on its own or as a support for the Classifying Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Counting Fishermen
Counting Fishermen
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Counting Fishermen
In this fun lesson about early addition, your students will love listening to a hilarious read aloud while learning how to add within 5. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the How Many Presents Addition lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Reading with Symbols
Reading with Symbols
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Reading with Symbols
In this lesson, students will retell stories and use symbols to highlight interesting parts. This lesson can be used alone or with the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Monster Subtraction
Monster Subtraction
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Monster Subtraction
Students will love pretending to be monsters as they get creative when solving subtraction equations. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the lesson plan How Many Slices Are Left?
Preschool
Math
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Dividing with the Divvy Out Method
Dividing with the Divvy Out Method
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Dividing with the Divvy Out Method
Share the divvy out method for division and provide a foundation for learning the partial quotients method. This lesson can be used on its own or as support for Using the Partial Quotients Strategy for Division with One-Digit Divisors.
4th grade
Math
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Doubling Multiples for Division
Doubling Multiples for Division
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Doubling Multiples for Division
Challenge students to use their understanding of standard algorithm division to list multiples while solving division problems. Focus on their language use and opinions in this pre-lesson to the Partial Quotients Method lesson.
5th grade
Math
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One of These Things
One of These Things
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One of These Things
This hands-on geometry lesson is a great introduction to 2D shapes for your ELs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the String Shapes lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Poetic Personification
Poetic Personification
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Poetic Personification
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand personification in poetry. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the Poetry Themes lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Was the Problem?
What Was the Problem?
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What Was the Problem?
Use this lesson to teach your students to use the correct past tense language when speaking about a story they have read. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Giving Gifts: All About Decimals
Giving Gifts: All About Decimals
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Giving Gifts: All About Decimals
Teach your students about keeping on budget with this fun holiday-based lesson. Students will add decimals in a real-life application as they choose gifts for friends and family without breaking the bank.
4th grade
Math
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Classifying Nonfiction Details
Classifying Nonfiction Details
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Classifying Nonfiction Details
As students re-read nonfiction texts, have them classify visual features and record learnings from the captions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare with Adjectives
Compare with Adjectives
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Compare with Adjectives
Which traits do your students share with their favorite characters? Find out as you introduce new adjectives! This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan All About Me: Character Traits.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Evidence as a Statement
Evidence as a Statement
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Evidence as a Statement
Teach your students to explain details in a text by using declarative sentences. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Color Coding Nonfiction Text* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Number Roll
Number Roll
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Number Roll
Engage your students with a fun game that provides practice adding three numbers in any order. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Adding Three is a Breeze**.
1st grade
Math
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Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
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Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Students will analyze census data from Sojourner Truth and Walt Disney using past tense verbs and sentence frames. It can be used on its own or as support to the lesson Researching the Past Using Primary Sources.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Nature and Counting: It All Adds Up
Nature and Counting: It All Adds Up
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Nature and Counting: It All Adds Up
Who doesn't enjoy collecting objects from outside? Use your students' natural curiosity to spur interest in math. Your students will have fun outdoors collecting natural objects to practice addition!
Kindergarten
Math
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Elections and Conditions
Elections and Conditions
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Elections and Conditions
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand details in a sentence by identifying conditional phrases. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Beach Counting to Ten
Beach Counting to Ten
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Beach Counting to Ten
In this beach-themed lesson plan, students will use music and stories to learn all about counting! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Matching Numbers** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Double-9 Domino Dash
Double-9 Domino Dash
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Double-9 Domino Dash
Break out the dominoes! Students will practice adding and comparing numbers with this fun game. Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching the **Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards** lesson.
1st grade
Math
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Circles in a Cup
Circles in a Cup
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Circles in a Cup
Help students visualize the missing addend in an addition problem with this fun game. Use this scaffolded EL lesson alone or for more practice before teaching the **Mystery Addends: Representing Word Problems** lesson.
1st grade
Math
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Capturing the Clues
Capturing the Clues
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Capturing the Clues
It’s time to get those magnifying glasses out! In this lesson, students will act as detectives, searching for clues about idioms. Who can find the clues that lead to the meanings of various idioms?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Express Yourself!
Express Yourself!
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Express Yourself!
Help your students create a basis for future math classes with this lesson that teaches children about math expressions and how they can interpret them.
5th grade
Math
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English Learner (EL) Lesson Plans

Learning English can be difficult for non-native speakers, but Education.com has the perfect lesson plan support to help these young kids learn to be comfortable speaking, reading, and writing English. Use Education.com's English learner lesson plans for ways to adapt conversations about academic topics for EL students. Our kindergarten to fifth grade EL lesson plans include suggestions to build academic language through word, sentence, and discourse activities.