Teaching students about the different holidays that are celebrated in the winter months is important no matter what population you teach. However, if you teach a high English Langauge Learner population, you increase the probability that you will have students who celebrate different holidays or celebrate holidays in different ways. This increases the importance of teaching about different holidays. Since very lesson with ESL students should include vocabulary, I created a Winter Holiday Vocabulary Packet that goes over key vocabulary for Christmas, Haunkkah, Kwanza and Diwali. Download this free, differentiated packet today from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Teaching Diverse Winter Holidays to English Language Learners
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Educator, blogger, mom, fulltime RVer. As an educator, Heidi has taught 1st through 5th grade in both US and UK curriculum, as well as teaching all grade levels in the computer lab at a Title I school in Georgia, USA. Heidi has taught in the US and Morocco, both with high ELL populations and has even spent a few years homeschooling her own three sons in a multilingual program. She shares the knowledge and insight she has gained from her diverse teaching career on the teaching blog Raki's Rad Resources.
Starting in 2014, Heid moved her family of 5 moved into their RV to make adventuring a bigger part of their lives. You can follow that adventure at RVing with the Raki's.