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November 18, 2011 7:29 PM Subscribe
What are some language activities for ESL students when using chapter books.
posted by kathrynm to Education (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So our school has become part of a franchise. For each level of the curriculum there is a chapter book to supplement (shadow in their language) the course books.
I have three classes doing this extra program. My boss is adamant that we a) not read in class (which I've ignored) and b) focus on language not literacy. As an example (which comes from the boss/company's book), writing a poem about the story is a literacy activity. Writing a *diamond* poem is a language activity because the structure of it depends on specific parts of speech.
I do have a book of activities, but it's meant to be given to the kids (ie there is the same page multiple times because you use it for multiple books).
What I've have so far is making a list of unfamiliar words, looking them up and finding the Korean, then writing a novel English sentence. We write a summary of each chapter. We're working on the diamond poem.
I have plenty of stuff for when you finish the book, but that doesn't happen for another 6 weeks (more or less).
So... in summary, I'm looking for language activities (or ways to modify literacy to more language based, like the poem) for ESL students when using chapter books. Age range is 1st to 5th grade. Each class is high level for their age group.
Please excuse any crappy grammar or spelling, one of my generous students shared whatever biological hazard she/he was carrying. My love to the parents who send the kids to school sick.