Teaching English Language Learners. Kara O’Dell. Collaborative Retell. Choose an enriched text to read to students. Copy 4 or more pictures from text. Mix pictures up and show them to students. Read story and have students look for pictures while reading.
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TeachingEnglish Language Learners Kara O’Dell
Collaborative Retell • Choose an enriched text to read to students. • Copy 4 or more pictures from text. • Mix pictures up and show them to students. • Read story and have students look for pictures while reading. • Put pictures on board and have students help sequence them. • With student involvement, write one sentence per picture. • Have students go up to board and identify parts of speech for each sentence.
Sample Sentence Finally, the frog grows into an adult.
Identify Part of Speech • Underline each word in the correct color based on the part of speech. • Adjectives = Purple • Nouns = Orange • Pronouns = Yellow • Verbs = Blue • Adverbs = Dark Green • Preposition = Lime Green • Conjunction = Pink • Interjection = Brown
Identify Part of Speech Finally, thefroggrowsintoanadult.
Grammar Wall When collaborative retell is finished, write the words from each sentence on a notecard and put under the correct part of speech.
WritingSyntax Surgery Take sentences from collaborative retell and cut apart each word. Have students put sentence back together like a puzzle. Create new and more complex sentences as the students progress.
Vocabulary Vertical Sentences Using sentence from collaborative retell, choose a few words and write synonyms and antonyms of those words to develop vocabulary.
Vocabulary • Choose one word to define from vertical sentence. • Collaboratively come up with a definition. • Students show understanding by using vocabulary word in a sentence and then draw a picture that correlates with their sentence.
Vocabulary Journal Examples 1st Week of School 8th Week of School
Wrap Up • ELL students are taught in a 4 hour block • 1 hour of reading • 1 hour of oral language/vocabulary • 1 hour of Writing • 1 hour of Grammar Reference handouts for more ideas for each subject.