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OPS At Home Learning: English Learners - Secondary

Grade level resources

Beginning EL Courses

Beginning Proficiency EL Courses (multi-grade level)

Middle School EL Courses

High School EL Courses

ESL A

ESL Reading A

ESL Science A

ESL American Studies

ESL 1-2

ESL Reading 1-2

ESL Science Foundations 1-2

ESL Social Studies Foundations 1-2

ESL Math Foundations

Recommended minutes per day: 60-90 minutes

Activities:

  • Vocabulary: Read the title of the passage, look at the pictures to learn new words that you will see in text.  You can copy the words in your notebook, predict the meaning by looking at the picture using a translation app or website.  You can also write down the meaning of the new word in your native language. 
  • Reading: Now read the nonfiction text* in ELL Vocabulary Power Packs lesson provided by the EL teacher.  Pay attention to how new words are used in text.
  • Comprehension: Write three (3) interesting facts you learned from the passage.  You may use any of the following language frames to write your sentences:
    • One interesting fact I learned_________________.
    • Another interesting fact in the text was _____________.
    • I learned that ________________. 
  • Speaking: Read and discuss your sentences with a family member.  Ask them what they know or can add about the topic (responses in English or native language).
  • Writing: Write a paragraph about interesting things you learned in the passage.  You may include ideas that your family members shared with you.
  • Listening: Use the Resources provided below to practice listening skills in academic English.

*Nonfiction text ELL Vocabulary Power Packs relate to science and social studies content.

Resources:

EL Computer Help

Computer Help Sheet - Download PDF below

 

Microsoft Translator Information

Microsoft Translator

Training Resources: Microsoft Translator Conversations Video

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Intermediate EL Courses

Intermediate and Advanced Proficiency EL Courses (multi-grade level)

Middle School EL Courses

High School EL Courses

ESL B

ESL Reading B

ESL Transitions

ESL 3-4

ESL Reading 3-4

ESL Reading 5-6

Recommended minutes per day: 60-90 minutes

Activities:

  • Text Preview and Vocabulary:  You can predict what the nonfiction text from ELL Vocabulary Power Packs lesson is going to be about by reading the text title and previewing text features including headings and captions.  New vocabulary words are boldfaced in your text.  Read the definition of boldface words at the bottom of the page. Studying new words will help you understand the text better. You can copy new words and their definition in your notebook, add the translation in your native language as needed, and/or make your own sentences using new words.
  • Reading and Comprehension: Read and think about the Focus Question before you start reading the nonfiction passage/text*.  

Here is a graphic organizer to help you think about your ideas and questions about text.  It is called a K-W-L chart.  Think about what you already know about the focus question before you start reading the text.  Write two or three ideas in the “K-Know” column of K-W-L chart. Now, write two or three ideas about what you want to learn more about the topic of the text in “W-Want” column of K-W-L chart. 

                  K (Know)

                W (Want)

              Learn (Learn)

Example:

I know that ___________

Example:

I wonder

Read the text the first time to get a general idea about the topic.  Pay attention to how new words are used in the text.  Remember the Focus Question and think about it as you read the text second time.  Now, write two or three interesting facts you learned about the text in “L-Learn” column of K-W-L chart.

  • Writing: Write a paragraph to answer the Focus Question.  Cite evidence from text and use information from your K-W-L chart (“L-Learn” column) to write a strong paragraph.  You may also write several questions about the text.  
  • Speaking: Read and discuss your paragraph with a family member.  Share some background information about the topic from what you have learned from reading the text. Encourage your family members to ask you questions about the topic.
  • Listening: Use the Resources provided below to practice listening skills in academic English.

*Nonfiction text ELL Vocabulary Power Packs are topics related to science and social studies content.

Resources:

In the USA Packets

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).