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ELD I- Week Five

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High School ELD 1

Week 5 May 4-May 8

Weekly Packet

Learning Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • show understanding of articles they read about families by answering comprehension questions.
  • recognize the terms and phrases that are associated with the word “family” and decide what “family” means to them.
  • understand and use prepositions and the past progressive and simple present verb tenses.
  • listen to a speaker talking about families and answer a series of comprehension questions.
  • look into and discover their own family history with the help of members of their household.

Reading & Writing
Go to Clever, login to, read one of these articles and do the activities:
Author Investigates Her Family History for a Novel
Sesame Street Introduces a Character Who Lives with a Foster Family

Complete one of these readings and do the activities:
Jean's Cousin
Joanna's Kids

Videos & Writing
Watch the video about an example of a family tree and write at least 3-5 sentences about the people in your family and what they mean to you:
An Example of a Family Tree

Watch 1 or more grammar videos and write 3-5 sentences using prepositions or the past progressive tense:
Khan Academy - Prepositions
Past Progressive Tense

Review these verb tenses and parts of speech. Write your answers and share them with your teacher.
Past Progressive
Simple Present

Listen to these audio clips about family relationships and a family history from Randall’s Listening Lab.
Write your answers and share them with your teacher.
Family Relationships
Family History

Writing Project – Continue your daily writing journal by writing about what you did today or write a letter to a family member, who you don’t know very well or you never got to know, who has passed away.  What would you ask them?

Family History – Talk to the people in your household and look into your family history. Find out the names of your grandmothers and grandfathers as far back as you can go. Ask if they have photos or fun stories! With the information you have now discovered, create a family tree together.
Family Tree
Blended Family Tree

Art & Vocabulary Project- Using photos provided by parents or drawings you make yourself, create a scrapbook. Label each person's photo or drawing with their relationship to you in the family (aunt, uncle, cousin, great grandmother etc.). If there is story you can write, include it for a nice memory!
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3

Click on the link below. You may create an account to remember your progress. Spend 10 minutes every day practicing your typing skills.
Typing Game Link - Typing Club

Go to the first lesson and click on the space bar.
Typing Game Link - Dance Mat Typing

Grammar Games – BrainPOP app available on Clever
Simple Present BrainPOP
Preposition and Adjective Practice BrainPOP


Family (noun): a group of parents and children typically living in the same household
To adopt (verb): to legally bring up another child as one's own
Foster (verb): to provide parental care to a child temporarily in the home of people who are not the child’s parents

Blended Family (noun): a family that includes children from previous relationships/marriages
Scrapbook (noun): a blank book where photos and memories are collected and saved
Family Tree (noun): a visual showing the relationship between families and generations

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