Announcements

New updates and improvements to kid-inspired Classroom

  1. Classroom Posters for ELLs Just Added!

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    We've just added a selection of new Classroom Posters for your ELLs.

    You can use them to decorate your classroom or for students to keep in a welcome packet. They make for a quick reference or a little encouragement right when your students need it! 🥰

     

    For Members, check them out at the link below:

     View All Posters -> 

    For Non-Members, you can sign up here. 

     

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  2. New Find & Write Resources for Your ELLs!

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    NEW FIND & WRITE RESOURCES FOR ELLS!

    These are a lot of fun AND they also help student practice common vocabulary, sentence stems, and writing.

    You can find them in the Writing Resources under Scaffolds in the top menu or by going to Beginners 2.

     View Writing Resources -> 

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  3. NEW Science & S.S. Readers AND Lesson Updates!

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    We've added 8 new readers to our growing library of Science and Social Studies Fluency Readers!

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    (This announcements page is hosted on a different site than the membership site. Don't try to log in on this page!)

     

    NEW Science & Social Studies Readers:

    • Flying Squirrels
    • How Plants Reproduce
    • Thomas Edison
    • World Holidays
    • Ancient China
    • Native American Tribes
    • Supply & Demand
    • Costs & Benefits

     View All Readers Here -> (New Interface allows you to press buttons to filter by Reader type!)

    From the membership, go to the top menu: Scaffolds -> Fluency Readers

     

    You can also find these resources organized into Low-Intermediate 3 and Low-Intermediate 4.

     

    ALSO! Low-Intermediate 4 to Intermediate 2 Major Updates:

    We've completed updates for ALL of the Low-Intermediate 4 ~ Intermediate 2 vocabulary, grammar, literacy lessons & discussion lessons. We've added lesson plans, activity ideas, more organized numbering, and more! We will be working to update all the Kid-Inspired levels with these updates in the near future.

    New Science and Social Studies Readers

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  4. 10 NEW Vocab Themes & Other Updates!

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    10 Brand New Vocabulary Themes Have Just Been Added to the Kid-Inspired ESL Curriculum Membership!

     

    They include:

    1.  Math Symbols 
    2.  Furniture 
    3.  Ocean Vocabulary 
    4.  Habitats 
    5.  Famous World Monuments 
    6.  African Countries 
    7.  Central & South American Countries 
    8.  East Asian Countries 
    9.  European Countries 
    10.  Middle Eastern Countries 

     

    These can be used in a wide variety of ways including themed dictionaries, writing, history, current events, and much more.

    You can find these new vocabulary themes by going to Scaffolds -> Vocab Themes or by visiting Low-Intermediate 2. Many of these themes are connected with new science and social studies fluency readers that have also recently been released.

     

    ALSO...

    • You may also have noticed some big changes around the membership site, especially on the account page. We've completed a major overhaul of our subscription billing and account platform to make it easier than ever for you to manage your membership.
    • I've also managed to get the Search Bar into the header of the site to make it easier to search for resources. Search on the site is still limited by indexing of resources though so be sure to try alternate key words or a broader term if you're not finding what you're searching for.
    • A smaller fix has been made to the Sort by Grammar Objective Page based on the feedback from one of our amazing teachers. The filters weren't working quite as expected.

     

    Social Studies Vocab Theme - European Countries
  5. NEW WIDA ACCESS Resources! (Also: ELPA21, ELPAC, TELPAS)

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    We've just updated the WIDA ACCESS Prep Resources page with new resources. Here's what's new:

    • WIDA Testing Schedule Planner
    • WIDA ACCESS Test Tracking Sheet
    • Guide to How to Prepare ELLs for the WIDA ACCESS Test

     

    Most of these resources will also work well for ELPA21, ELPAC, & TELPAS preparation!

    These new resources are in addition to all of the great resources already there. Check them all out at the link below:

     View All WIDA ACCESS Prep Resources -> 

    WIDA ACCESS Testing Schedule - Kid-Inspired Classroom

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  6. New Science & Social Studies Readers (Including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)!

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    We're continuing to grow our library of science and social studies readers with these new packs for your ELLs!

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    (This announcements page is hosted on a different site than the membership site.)

    New ELL Readers

    New Science & Social Studies Readers

    In case you missed the last release, here's what's included with these readers: Lesson Plan Ideas, Vocabulary Words (2 Levels), Reading Passage (3 Levels), & Comprehension Questions (2 Levels)!

    Some of the new topics include:

    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    • How Plants Make Food
    • 13 Colonies
    • Food Chains
    • Vertebrates & Invertebrates
    • Heredity
    • And More!

     View All Readers Here -> (New Interface allows you to press buttons to filter by Reader type!)

    From the membership, go to the top menu: Scaffolds -> Fluency Readers

     

    You can also find these resources organized into Low-Intermediate 2 & 3.

     View Low-Intermediate 2 -> 

     View Low-Intermediate 3 -> 

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  7. New Science & Social Studies Readers

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    We're creating an entire library of Fluency Readers and that library is beginning to grow in some new directions: Science & Social Studies!

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    (This announcements page is hosted on a different site than the membership site.)

     

    NEW Science & Social Studies Readers

    We have created our first readers specifically on Science and Social Studies topics and that include:

    • Lesson Plan Ideas
    • Vocabulary Words (2 Levels)
    • Reading Passage (3 Levels)
    • Comprehension Questions (2 Levels)

    Some of the new topics include:

    • Matter & Materials
    • States of Matter
    • Physical & Chemical Changes
    • Habitats
    • Goods & Services
    • Famous World Monuments
    • Continents & Countries
    • And More!

     

     View All Readers Here -> (New Interface allows you to press buttons to filter by Reader type!)

    From the membership, go to the top menu: Scaffolds -> Fluency Readers

     

    You can also find these resources organized into Low-Intermediate 2 starting in Unit 3.

     View Low-Intermediate 2 -> 

     

    New Science & Social Studies Readers for ELLs

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  8. 12 NEW Speaking Infographics for Your ELLs

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    (This page is hosted on a different site just for feedback.)

    12 NEW SPEAKING INFOGRAPHICS

    The Speaking Infographics released a couple of months ago were very well received. Now there are 12 new ones you can use with your students with more on the way!

    • These are great for speaking practice, of course, but also for reading, writing, ACCESS testing & vocabulary knowledge!!

     

    New Infographics Cover:

    • Animals
    • Clothes
    • Fairy Tales
    • Family
    • Forests
    • Fruit
    • Human Body
    • My Classroom
    • My Town
    • Mythical Creatures
    • Ocean Vessels
    • Visiting the Doctor

     

    You can check out the latest Speaking Infographics at the link below or by going to Beginners 4 where they appear with the themes of those units.

     

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  9. HUGE Update for Beginners 4 to Low-Inter 3! Objectives, Lesson & Activity Ideas, NEW Worksheets, & MORE!

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    (This page is hosted on a different site just for feedback.)

     

    Beginners 4 to Low-Inter 3 Major Updates: New WKs, Lesson & Activity Ideas, & More!

    We've completed updates for ALL of the Beginners 4 ~ Low-Intermediate 4 grammar & literacy lessons. We will be working to update all the Kid-Inspired levels with these updates in the near future.

    • New Cover Page with Title & Lesson Objectives
    • Lesson Plan Ideas
    • Activity Ideas
    • New Worksheets
    • New Step-Up Section for Stronger or Older Students (Makes Differentiating for Different Students at Different Proficiency and/or Grade Levels That Much Easier!)

    I'm really excited to be able to release these updates as they help tackle a number of different requests from teachers like you!

     

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  10. HUGE Update for Beginners 2 & 3! Objectives, Lesson & Activity Ideas, NEW Worksheets, & MORE!

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    Beginners 2 -3 Major Updates: New WKs, Lesson & Activity Ideas, & More

    We've completed updates for ALL of the Beginners 2-3 phonics & survival English lessons. This is just the beginning. We will be working to update all the Kid-Inspired levels with these updates in the near future.

    • New Cover Page with Title & Lesson Objectives
    • Lesson Plan Ideas
    • Activity Ideas
    • New Worksheets
    • New Step-Up Section for Stronger or Older Students (Makes Differentiating for Different Students at Different Proficiency and/or Grade Levels That Much Easier!)

    Again, I'm really excited to be able to release these updates as they help tackle a number of different requests from teachers like you!

     

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