Constellations and Star Activities Friday, November 16, I have always loved this activity and I wanted to share this quickly in a post! Here's how it goes I start with a quick discussion about some super stars we will be learning about today
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners. Sample questions to ask include: What are the characteristics of a good friend?
What are the characteristics of a bad friend? How should 1 a prince 2 a princess and 3 a dragon look like, act, and say? Explain that you will be reading The Paper Bag Princess as a class. Use visuals to define prince, princess and dragon.
Have students turn to a partner to discuss the meaning of prince, princess and dragon. After reading the story, ask your students some comprehension questions to assess their understanding of the story.
Who was the good friend in the story? Who was the bad friend in the story? What makes a good friend? How can you be a good friend?
Pick a few quotes from the book that illustrate traits about a character or two. Read them to the class. Ask your students what they think these quotes say about the character s. Pair ELs with sympathetic non-ELs for discussion about each quote.
Provide sentence frames such as: Have students turn and talk to seat partners to share their ideas about each quote. To start role play, assign students different character roles.
To help them get into character, ask questions such as: How would they act if they were the Dragon? This is a great way to check for listening comprehension and build up literacy. Cut out holes in the brown paper bag for a head and arms.
You can also make a paper crown for your princes and princesses using the Floral Jewel Crown worksheet from Education. Alternatively, you can have students reenact the story as Prince Ronald, Princess Elizabeth, the Dragon, etc. Allow students to group with partners that share their home language L1 for role play responding to the text in both English and L1.
Provide optional sentence stems for each character. Group ELs with sympathetic non-ELs. Scan and print out pictures from The Paper Bag Princess, or have the students draw the pictures themselves.
For each picture, have the group write sentences that summarize what is happening in the story, using their own words. The students are free to decorate their posters however they choose. Provide a word bank for new vocabulary on the board.
How would the story be different if Princess Elizabeth used something other than a paper bag to clothe herself?
What if Prince Ronald was a nicer person?Back to School Activities. This is a great activity for the beginning of school that can be displayed for an open house. "The first assignment I give each school year is to have my students describe themselves in eight or fewer letters and/or numbers.
Reading Ice Breaker Grades Intermediate and Older At the beginning of the year there. Apr 11, · Intermediate: Have students turn to a partner to discuss the meaning of prince, Princess Elizabeth, the Dragon, etc.
This activity will also strengthen the students’ comprehension, language, and literacy skills. EL. Beginning: Scan and print out pictures from The Paper Bag Princess, or have the students draw the pictures themselves.5/5(1).
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What You Can Do with a Paper Bag. 9 Splendid ESL Activities. This is a fun activity for Easter, but you can adapt it to any holiday or special lesson – use pumpkins for Halloween or Thanksgiving, and stars for Christmas.
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Aug 26, · Make a Paper Bag Book. Activity. Who else normally does this activity with him? On a scrap piece of paper, write a sentence with your child for each page of the book.
When your child is happy with his story, help him to transcribe his story on each of the 10 pieces of construction paper. Adding your school can help us give you better /5(9).