An interesting list of technology tools and teaching concepts to help ell students by Kathy Perrett is making the rounds on Twitter. Very helpful.
An alphabet chart that you may print out and use for your classes to help them remember the sounds of letters.
“Register for Share My Lesson before Oct. 31 and you could pay off $5,000* of your student loans.” Now this is the kind of contest many of you teachers will want to join! Register and join TES. It is free and open to any teacher. A great site to share lessons. That is all! Tell your friends.
Constitution Day is September 17. Discuss the US Constitution and the democracy in the US constitution. Here are some excellent lesson plans including one I like called “design a constitution” that helps you see the “different types of democracy and sovereignty evident in the US political system.” You could also do a play on the word constitution and have a “build your constitution” day with some good old American hamburgers and hot dogs while you study the constitution. 😉
September is Hispanic Heritage Month. As you incorporate this topic into your classroom, here are some great ideas to share with your classes. It is also a nice time to use the Spanish language for those students who do not speak it as well as to enjoy some wonderful food.
Here are some common core aligned lesson plans for the first day of autumn. From poetry, to imagery, to assemblies, plan ahead. For those of you who really want to flatten your classroom, connect with a school in the southern hemisphere as they celebrate the first day of spring. 😉
Dot Day is tomorrow, you could still celebrate it next week. Here are some lesson plans and information on Share My Lesson for this day. I hope you’ll add yours for this relatively new event so that others may get them. (When you upload to this site, they will automatically show on this page I have blogged, so bookmark it to your Dot Day Resources.)
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