As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.
I’ve done quite a few so far, and you can find them all at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!
I’ve got several more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on Holidays!
I have a separate list on Halloween (The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Halloween & The Day Of The Dead) and will be developing other ones specifically on Christmas and Valentine’s Day (I have included a few Christmas & Valentine’s links here, too). I have individual lists on just about every holiday imaginable, but they include links for every ELL from Beginning to Advanced. This post, like others in this series, are just including resources accessible to Beginners. The holidays will also be listed in chronological order starting from Halloween, which is when my students will be using the list:
VETERANS DAY (November 11th)
THANKSGIVING (November 23rd)
HMONG NEW YEAR (November and December)
CHRISTMAS (December 25th)
NEW YEAR’S (January 1st)
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY (January 15th or third Monday of January)
VALENTINE’S DAY (February 15th)
MES Games has a nice activity to develop Valentine’s Day vocabulary.
Make A Valentine with Starfall.
PRESIDENTS DAY (February 19th or third Monday of February)
LUNAR NEW YEAR (Between January and February)
ST. PATRICK’S DAY (March 17th)
MES Games has a vocabulary building activity for St. Patrick’s-related words.
APRIL FOOLS DAY (April 1st)
EASTER (Between March 22nd & April 25th)
MES-Games has another fun activity to learn Easter words.