Quick Postcard Project

Duration: 30 minutes Level: K-8th ESL students Objectives: To illustrate maintaining and making connections across the world through writing. Materials: 3”x5” index cards, pencils, coloring materials Procedures: Teachers hand out materials and explain postcards as a way to let people who live somewhere else know where you are, what it’s …

Watercolors and Happy Memories

Level: K-8th ESL Duration: 1-1.5 Goals and Objectives: To introduce watercolors, encourage self-expression, and remind students of happy memories. Vocabulary: “____ makes me happy” Materials: Watercolor paper, construction paper, slips of lined paper, staples, watercolor paints, soft & small brushes, water cups, paper towels, pencils, colored pencils   Procedures: Teachers …

Illuminated Manuscripts: Writing as Art

Level: K-8 ESL Duration: 1-1.5 hours Educational overview: Illuminated manuscripts, connecting writing and art, Goals and Objectives: To connect art and writing, practice writing and spelling, Vocabulary: “My name is…” “I like to eat…” “My favorite _____ is…” “I have __ sister(s)/brother(s)” Materials: Construction paper books (construction paper, lined paper, …

Bird Puppets and ESL Practice

Level: K-8 ESL students Duration: 1-1.5 hour(s) Educational overview: Birds’ migration patterns, speaking techniques, and ESL practice. Goals and Objectives: To express creativity and diversity, learn about birds’ migration patterns, practice speaking techniques and ESL, and celebrate the diversity in our classroom. This project was tailored to a group of …

Writing Activities for ESL Students

For many ESL students, writing in English can be stressful. Every writer experiences a fear of writing something bad, and that fear is made so much worse when the writer isn’t confident with the language. To make ESL students feel more comfortable expressing themselves through writing, build their confidence with …