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  2. page home edited Welcome to the PYP Literacy and English as a Second Language Page! On the left, you can explore so…
    Welcome to the PYP Literacy and English as a Second Language Page!
    On the left, you can explore some information about the language programs we use at our school. Check this homepage to see updates about our ESL and literacy programs.
    Have a wonderful summer break! Remember to read lots of books!
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    Mother Tongue Language Week
    February 17-21, 2014
    There is a new link to the left you can follow to read more about how Beyzyma Campus celebrated!
    Could and Would
    January 12, 2014
    Before the Winter Holiday, Grade 4 worked on using "could" and "would" instead of "can" or "will." These words are often used with the word "if" to show that something might not really happen.
    Grade 4 students answered some "What if?" questions to practice this new grammar skill. To see all of the questions, please open this document: {WhatIfWritingPrompts.doc}
    Here are some examples from our Grade 4 students:
    What if cows gave Coca Cola instead of milk?
    If cows made coca cola instead of milk, I would get my own cow to get a coca cola for free and sell it. Then I would make a coca cola company and I would be rich!!! hahahaha!
    If cows gave coca cola instead the world would be beautiful and everybody would eat corn flakes with coca cola. I think it would be bllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeee. I think my brouther would love it. But not me!
    What would you do if you could fly?
    I would look around the city and a lot of places and I also would be happy because I wouldn't have to pay when we are going to other countries around, and I would fly feeling the air and fly with birds.
    I would fly to my own country and meet my grandparents or my cousins. I think I also would do some shopping too. Than I would travel the whole earth so I could see city or sea from the sky. So I could go anywhere any time. Of course I know that when I look at the earth from the ground it is very beautiful but if you look at the earth from the sky I think the earth is like the most beautiful thing in the world. And if a human was born in the sky we would think if we look at the earth from the ground humans think that is the most beautiful thing. There is a mystery that humans can't figure out...
    ESL -Practice Irregular Past Tense Verbs at Home
    These are "special" verbs (eat/ate instead of eat/eated) that most English learners have to practice for years. Students can play these games at home. They could also practice making sentences on their own using examples from the "simple past" column of this easily printable LIST.
    Sentence Monkey: http://www.eslgamesplus.com/past-simple-irregular-verbs-esl-grammar-interactive-activity-online/
    Students choose the correct form of a verb to fill in the sentence. Some questions require two choices, such as "didn't" and "eat."
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    Jeopardy: http://www.quia.com/cb/119049.html
    This game is for one or two players in the style of jeopardy. The questions are sorted into columns alphabetically and display the number of points they are worth. Students must guess what word makes sense in the blank (and use the past tense form of it).
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    ESL Online Games for Practicing Subject/Verb Agreement
    Almost every student learning English as a second language could practice this skill more. (He has instead of He have or The boy and the girl play instead of The boy and the girl plays). I encourage children to play these games at home.
    Space Verbs: http://gotkidsgames.com/sv/1stGradeSV.html
    This is the easiest of the three games. Children simply choose the correct answer.
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    Battleship: http://www.quia.com/ba/144044.html?AP_rand=1054927671
    A slightly more challenging game. Children play "Battleship" against the computer. When they hit a ship, they must answer a question. If they miss, they must do the question again to receive the hit.
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    Verb Viper: http://www.arcademics.com/games/viper/viper.html
    This game is much more difficult because it is fast paced. Students must click the word in the viper's mouth if it matches the subject. If it doesn't, they must let it go.
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    ESL After School
    We read a book called "Naughty Little Monkeys" on September 26.
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    In the story, a mom and dad left their 26 pet monkeys at home, thinking they were sleeping nicely. For each letter of the alphabet there was a short poem about one of the monkeys doing something very naughty while they were gone. After reading, we analyzed what each poem had in common. Even though it was very difficult, the students used these techniques to write their own.
    Here are each of their very funny poems:
    "Naughty little monkey
    cooking other monkey for snack.
    It was delicious snack because
    It was that monkey's back."
    "Naughty little monkey
    fighting for the mop
    He kicked their important part
    and one monkey's important part pop."
    "Naughty little monkey
    feeling someone is spying
    he thought it was spyer
    but it was just raining."
    "Naughty little monkey
    slamming each other.
    She was crying and
    waiting for mother."
    "Naughty little monkey
    eating good snack
    she likes to hit
    the small monkey's back."

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Wednesday, June 25

  1. page home edited Welcome to the PYP Literacy and English as a Second Language Page! On the left, you can explore so…
    Welcome to the PYP Literacy and English as a Second Language Page!
    On the left, you can explore some information about the language programs we use at our school. Check this homepage to see updates about our ESL and literacy programs.
    During the month of March, our school will focus on the Learner Profile word, "Open Minded." Check out this list of books in our library that helpHave a wonderful summer break! Remember to support our understandingread lots of what it means to be open minded.books!
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    Mother Tongue Language Week
    February 17-21, 2014
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Wednesday, May 28

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    Words ending with -ed for Sound (when to pronounce as one syllable or two) - {WTW -ed sound.docx}
    Words ending with -ed for Spelling (when to double consonants or not) - {WTW -ed spelling (double or nothing).docx}
    When to change y to ies for plural or third person present - {WTW changing y to ies.doc}
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