Reflection: ELL Students Natural Resources and Products - More Practice - Section 2: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


This lesson gave my students an extra opportunity to expand their knowledge of natural resources and products.  It also provided an opportunity to reinforce vocabulary.  All of my students benefited from this lesson, but I believe it as especially valuable for my English Language Learners.

We are now 2/3 of the way through the school year and I have witnessed amazing growth in my English Language Learners acquisition of English and their vocabulary.  Now, my students really need lots of opportunities to practice and reinforce their English skills.  This lesson provides just that opportunity.  Not only are they being exposed to the academic vocabulary (natural resource and product), they are also getting exposed to every day words like juice, glasses, bacon, chair, etc.

I was really pleased with how well my EL students did with this lesson.  I added the "open" page that did not have a product onto the book at the last minute.  I felt like I wanted something that would challenge all of my students a bit more.  It was challenging for my EL students to come up with something for the last page.  I think in the future, I need to have some picture cards to help spark their thinking that they could look at to complete.  I believe their limited vocabulary made it difficult for them to think of something for that final page.  If there was a page with some pictures that they could point to, I could help them build their vocabulary and successfully complete the activity.

  Expanding Vocabulary
  ELL Students: Expanding Vocabulary
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Natural Resources and Products - More Practice

Unit 8: Nature and Its Resources
Lesson 4 of 4

Objective: Students will be able to identify natural resources and corresponding products by creating a book.

Big Idea: This lesson brings together science, social studies and language arts as students explore more about natural resources and products.

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