This resource is a 30 day unit for Evolution. The activities listed are an excellent array of application for accessing prior knowledge, learning new concepts, and check for understanding. The activities are outlined for teacher use and provide excellent routes for presentation. ELL students will benefit from a majority of the activities suggested, like the KWL and Think Pair Share for informal assessments. The resource is easily located in the science folder.
A learning activity to teach body parts to students learning Spanish or French as a second language. The student draws a part of a face according to the directions of his or her partner. Then the student gives his or her partner a direction. This continues until the face is completed. At that time, the students write 10 sentences describing the face they have drawn. Without placing their names on the pictures, the teacher places the pictures on the wall, like an art gallery. The students present the sentences to the class. As they listen to the presentations, students mark the number of each body part on the graph supplied by the teacher. When all student pairs have presented their sentences, the students guess which face was drawn by which student pair.