Aliens Can't Spell

Lesson Profile
Student Level 
Elementary (3-5)
Target Language 
English
Teaching Context 
Traditional
Target Proficiency Level 
Novice
Topics 
Greetings and introductions,
School
Performance Descriptors 
  • Basic factual conversation in highly familiar contexts
  • Answer simple, direct questions
  • Introduce oneself and exchange greetings
  • List, enumerate, identify
  • Use short, memorized phrases
  • Use formulaic expressions
  • Understand basic notices
  • Complete basic forms
Duration 
00:15 h
Objectives and Standards
Objective 1 
Increase spelling vocabulary
Objective 2 
Introduce editing concepts
World-Readiness Standards
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California Standards
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Common Core Standards
Language: Conventions of Standard Target language 
L1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard target language grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Language: Knowledge of Language 
L3. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 
L4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
L5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
L6. Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain specific words and phrases for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge.
Performance Assessment (Final Project/Assessment)
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Functions, Structures and Vocabulary
Vocabulary 

trouble
been
together
learn
several
different
beautiful
tomorrow
today

Rubrics
Task 1 - Interpretive
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Task 2 - Presentational
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Task 3 - Interpersonal
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Activities
Main Activities - Comprehensible Input 

Students will examine a letter looking for the misspelled words.

Main Activities - Guided Practice 

The alien who wrote this ad cant spell very well. Can you help? Fined and circle nine misspelled words. Then write the words correctly on the lines below

Additional Activities or Standards Addressed 

Name that word board game.
Materials--
*game board
*word cards
*dice
Instructions
Place all the word cards face-down in a pile
Roll the dice and more your piece according to the number you landed on.
If you land on a pick circle, say a word that rhymes with the word in the circle but if you land on a clue circle, you must pick a card and follow the directions on the card.

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