I thought readers might, or might not, be interested in seeing the schedule I use for teaching thematic units to my English Language Learner Beginner classes.
You’ll find a growing list of “Best” lists I’m developing to support each one at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!
This is typically the sequence I do each year (more or less):
SEPTEMBER: School, Describing People & Things (colors, clothes, numbers, size, age, weather, body)
OCTOBER: Data/Information (seasons, dates, calendars, time), Holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving)
DECEMBER: Home, Holidays again
JANUARY: Food, Friends & Fun (Hobbies, Sports)
FEBRUARY: Money, Community
MARCH: Jobs & Careers, Animals
APRIL: Feelings, Art & Music
MAY: Health, Writing A Story
Hi dear Larry. Thanks for sharing this. As simple as it seems, this can be a life saver for some of us. My question is, how do you work with these beginner ELLs? Are they all in High school? Do you pull them together from different/same grade levels for a language class? How often in the week? I am really interested in learning about this!
It’s a regular high school class, with students from combined grades.
Thanks Larry. Does regular mean daily?