READ, LISTEN, AND SPEAK
In this class, we practice our oral communications skills each day. It is important for IEL/ESOL students to practice everyday. We also do journal writing and share through speaking (oral communications). We listen for comprehension and this too can enable us to respond to what is being heard. So, students, Practice, Practice, and Practice.
January 11-Students were given topics to write about based on their writing levels.
January 12-Students listened to a presenter from Cooking Matters who taught them about the essentials to cooking healthy. Students were given a vocabulary list with terms listed in English and Spanish. Students were given turkey nachos as a healthy food to sample.
January 13- The teacher gave students paper plates so they could design a healthy meal. Each student had to draw foods from the fruit, vegetable, grain, and protein groups. They used their Cooking Matters Vocabulary terms to assist them in making a health meal.
January 16- No school, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
January 17-Students were divided into groups according to their reading levels. The teacher participated with the low level groups. The teacher assigned a student teacher for the other group. Each group read different texts together and answered the questions. The students learned new vocabulary.
January 18-Students and teacher worked on reading and writing exercises.
January 19- Students went to cooking class.
January 20-Students did an activity on the role school personnel.
January 23-27: Students will participate in learning about nature and its animals, plants, and trees. Vocabulary will be reviewed in English and Spanish. Students will continue with cooking class on Thursdays. Common Assessment will be given this week as well.
January 30-February 3: Students will continue to work with their nature vocabulary through composing sentences, speaking, identifying the words by pictures. Students will participate in cooking class on Thursday. They will have a quiz on several of the words this week.
February 6-10: Students will learn and practice how to categorize things/items from a given list. They will also still practice with grammar and vocabulary to apply to their writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills.
February 13-17: Students will take the ACCESS test on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Thursday, they will continue with Cooking Matters, and on Friday, we will review materials we have covered on category and nature.
February 20-24: Winter break/No school
February 27-March 3: Students will practice with reading by doing math problems. They will learn how to read a phone directory as well as recognize numbers in expanded and written form. Students will have a unit test this week on nature, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Students will continue with the Cooking Matters class.
March 6-17: Students will work in Oxford Picture Dictionary. All vocabulary words will be written in English and Spanish. Students will write a sentence with each word. Students and Teacher will review work, words, and sentences for comprehension. Students will also go to the Media Center to work with Rosetta Stone. Students will also learn about the different places to go as well as make a collage of the places they have been.
March 20-24: Students will practice with writing, listening, and speaking skills. Students will be given a picture each day to write a story and then share with the class. This process will allow students to reflect on their writing and speaking skills and have an idea of what they need to practice with more when it comes to learning English.
March 27-31: Students with learn vocabulary dealing with outdoor recreation and sports. Students will write words in English and Spanish. They will make sentences with each word. They will also practice with the words through their warm ups each day. The teacher will drill students on the words through oral responses.
April 3-7: Spring Break/No school
April 10-14: We will continue with learning the different sports through matching, ABC order, multiple choice, and written work.
April 17-21: We will review the lessons on sports and start with the different kinds of games and hobbies. Students will also write about their favorite games and hobbies.
April 24-28: The teacher will assign student teachers to a group of mixed learners. The teacher will give student teachers the assignment to teach each group. English and Spanish will be used to help students learn and do the work. The teacher will monitor each group for comprehension.
May 1- 5: Practice with Synonyms and Antonyms
May 8-12: Practice with syllables (dividing and how many syllables in words)
May 15-24: Reviewing for final exam and additional practice for students in areas that are needed. Final Exams are May 23 (1st & 2nd blocks) and May 24 (3rd & 4th blocks). Both days are early release days.