English Language Learner Lesson Plans

Are you looking for specific instructional strategies to meet the needs of your newcomer students? Students who arrive in school speaking a language other than English, bring many skills and abilities to your classroom, they just can’t express their ideas in English. This can often result in frustration and anxiety.

Overcoming these challenges faced by students learning English as a second language can be facilitated by using strategic lessons that involve pictures. You don’t need to know how to read English to understand a picture. Teachers of ELL students understand and know that pictures, gestures, chants, and the use of “realia” can help lower the affective filter for English Language Learners and allow them to actively participate in their acquisition of English.

Try out our lessons for newcomer students as well as our closer looking lessons! Observe your student engagement increase while simultaneously improving their ability to speak, read and write English. A picture truly is worth a thousand words.

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Places We Go in School: “Playground”

ELL Grade • Newcomer Lesson

Subject:
Places We Go

Type:
Newcomer Lesson

CCSS: Speaking & Listening Standards 1,2 & 3  Reading Foundational Standards 1,2,3 & 4

Skills: English Word Choice, Varied Sentences, Speaking and Listening

Description: This 1 1/2 hour newcomer lesson is broken into 4 manageable 15 minute parts with a bonus activity at the end. In each segment students will be using a picture of a school playground as a gateway to complex text and language development. Students will engage in collaborative conversations by posing or responding to specific questions as well as practice paraphrasing information presented visually. Using pictures, student will begin to find evidence for basic questions and label pictures for the purpose of forming sentences that describe the picture both orally and in writing.

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Places We Go in School: “Office”

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Places We Go in School: “Office”

ELL • Newcomer Lesson

Subject:
Places We Go

Type:
Newcomer Lesson

CCSS: Speaking & Listening Standards 1,2 & 3  Reading Foundational Standards 1,2,3 & 4

Skills: English Word Choice, Varied Sentences, Speaking and Listening

Description: This 1 1/2 hour newcomer lesson is broken into 4 manageable 15 minute parts with a bonus activity at the end. In each segment students will be using a picture of a school office as a gateway to complex text and language development. Students will engage in collaborative conversations by posing or responding to specific questions as well as practice paraphrasing information presented visually. Using pictures, student will begin to find evidence for basic questions and label pictures for the purpose of forming sentences that describe the picture both orally and in writing.

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Places We Go in School: “Library”

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Places We Go in School: “Library”

ELL • Newcomer Lesson

Subject:
Places We Go

Type:
Newcomer Lesson

CCSS: Speaking & Listening Standards 1,2 & 3  Reading Foundational Standards 1,2,3 & 4

Skills: English Word Choice, Varied Sentences, Speaking and Listening

Description: This 1 1/2 hour newcomer lesson is broken into 4 manageable 15 minute parts with a bonus activity at the end. In each segment students will be using a picture of a school library as a gateway to complex text and language development. Students will engage in collaborative conversations by posing or responding to specific questions as well as practice paraphrasing information presented visually. Using pictures, student will begin to find evidence for basic questions and label pictures for the purpose of forming sentences that describe the picture both orally and in writing.

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Places We Go in School: “Classroom”

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Places We Go in School: “Classroom”

ELL • Newcomer Lesson

Subject:
Closer Looking Lesson, Places We Go

Type:
Newcomer Lesson

CCSS: peaking & Listening Standards 1,2 & 3  Reading Foundational Standards 1,2,3 & 4

Skills: English Word Choice, Varied Sentences, Speaking and Listening

Description: This 1 1/2 hour newcomer lesson is broken into 4 manageable 15 minute parts with a bonus activity at the end. In each segment students will be using a picture of a classroom as a gateway to complex text and language development. Students will engage in collaborative conversations by posing or responding to specific questions as well as practice paraphrasing information presented visually. Using pictures, student will begin to find evidence for basic questions and label pictures for the purpose of forming sentences that describe the picture both orally and in writing.

$4
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Places We Go in School: “Cafeteria”

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Places We Go in School: “Cafeteria”

ELL • Newcomer Lesson

Subject:
Places We Go

Type:
Newcomer Lesson

CCSS: Speaking & Listening Standards 1,2 & 3  Reading Foundational Standards 1,2,3 & 4

Skills: English Word Choice, Varied Sentences, Speaking and Listening

Description: This 1 1/2 hour newcomer lesson is broken into 4 manageable 15 minute parts with a bonus activity at the end. In each segment students will be using a picture of a school cafeteria as a gateway to complex text and language development. Students will engage in collaborative conversations by posing or responding to specific questions as well as practice paraphrasing information presented visually. Using pictures, student will begin to find evidence for basic questions and label pictures for the purpose of forming sentences that describe the picture both orally and in writing.

$4
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People We Know: Extended Family

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People We Know: Extended Family

ELL • Newcomer Lesson

Subject:
Closer Looking Lesson, People We Know

Type:
Newcomer Lesson

CCSS: Speaking & Listening Standards 1,2 & 3  Reading Foundational Standards 1,2,3 & 4

Skills: English Word Choice, Varied Sentences, Speaking and Listening

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