Language: English Language Learners (ELL) Level: 7th grade Textbook:Write on Track: Skills Book. Massachusetts: Great Source Education Book, 2002. Side by Side. Book One. Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss. 3rd edition. Time Period: 4 weeks Unit Topics: adjectives, comparatives, and superlatives
The students will be able to recognize and correctly use adjectives and adverbs in sentences.
The students will be able to recognize the different usages of adjectives and adverbs, and give examples of each. The students will be able to compare two or things using comparatives and superlatives.
The students will be able to create a descriptive paragraph, using adjectives and adverbs to add detail.
The students will be able to recognize the meaning of common idiomatic expressions and also use them in a sentence.
The students will improve their reading/writing skills through other classes, including English, Science, Social Studies, and Math.
The students will learn more about Inauguration Day and the importance of this particular inauguration of Barack Obama.
The students will learn common idiomatic expressions used in a true story.
The students will read and understand a fictional story about a young girl on a farm.
Examples of Activities:
-Underline the adjectives and adverbs in a sentence -List adjectives and adverbs that describe a picture -Draw a picture and then write a descriptive paragraph -Read an article and circle the adjectives and adverbs -Compare people and objects using comparative and superlative adjectives -Write a story, and then go back and add as much detail as possible -Read a story and then answer questions using the idiomatic expressions that the story introduced -With a partner, pantomime an adjective and have the class guess which adjective it is
The schedule that my mentor teacher uses is the following: Mondays and Wednesdays – English Vocabulary and Grammar
Tuesdays and Thursdays – Homework Help Day (students work on homework from all of their classes and the teacher helps)
Fridays – “Can You Believe It?” (short stories that help to teach students common idiomatic expressions)
Every day – Daily Oral Language: This is an overhead that the teacher projects at the beginning of class. For each day, there are two sentences with errors (pertaining to what they are learning, in this case it will be nouns). The students find the errors and write the sentences correctly in their D.O.L. notebook.