Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Alphabet Printable Flashcards and Posters for Preschool ELL

This is the following post about Alphabet Printable Flashcards. The letters here are from M to R.

Here is letter M. A letter template to make words as in the flashcards. If you want it.  Request it by email:

I printed fly swatters. You can make your own, if you do not want to carry around a bunch of actual fly swatters. Play the famous game. They are free, just request by email:

Letter O goes into a Monster’s mouth! I made this monster, the template is your just by request. I glued onto an old box, cut the mouth off as to make a hole.
Pointers are fun to use for reading. Mine are free by request.

Save those fries containers from your favorite fast food restaurant. I have mine from Mc Donald’s. Use them for sorting the letters and words or use them in any unit.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Alphabet Printable Flashcards and Posters for Preschool ELL

This is the following post about Alphabet Printable Flashcards. The letters here are from G to L.

Doing art activities is an opportunity for your students to learn other language expressions. I did this letter G by using a Q-tip and watercolors. I placed the flashcard printable in a clear plastic sheet for the students to trace each word and the letter. It can be easily erased after they are done. 

Start reading by having students match the word and the picture.

The flashcards are good for a little bit of writing by themselves using the lined paper.

I made a petal book, cutting the flashcard picture and word. I can send the template, request it by email. (

Join all the flashcards with a paper fastner and a fun way to review the letter.

And pocket charts are a must have, you can use them for any unit.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Alphabet Printable Flashcards and Posters for Preschool ELL

I made these Alphabet flashcards long time ago and included them in a workbook that is available in my Teacher store, but I thought that sometimes teachers just need flashcards and posters to reinforce the alphabet.

I am proposing more ways to use them. But check the old post where I basically made mini books with the same resource.  Link:

Here are all the letters, but I will be covering from A to F on this post. Have the children color each flashcard as you dictate or they dictate or free coloring. Then, students cut each flashcard and start playing games or creating crafts.
Flashcards are always intended for Speaking without translation.
I have a set of commands flashcards to indicate different actions for each flashcard.  I will give away these two. Write me an email and request them. (
Toilet paper rolls always make good puppets. I use them a lot, they can have the flashcard stand to play games, such as show me.

Teacher: Show me letter C!
Or use craft sticks and make more puppets.  These puppets are good for role play.
Teacher: Hello, Letter D!
Student: Hello, duck!

And what if we cut it all and make puzzle that the students can play with on their tables or they can glue on a poster.

And make a step book. I had to look up how to make it in an easy way.  I came up with this version. I placed a long cardboard under the letters and glued the last letter and so on.

Later I will post the following letters.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Clothes Unit for Preschool ESL

I am adding more resources to the clothes unit. It will be all in one product so check the other post for more ideas. I mainly added flashcards.
Clothes Flashcards for Speaking.
Teacher: What is this ?
Students: It’s a sweater.
Teacher: What color is the sweater ?
Students: It’s a purple and green.
Teacher: What are these ?
Students: They are boots.
Teacher: What color are the boots ?
Students: They are blue and red.

Take a look at most of the clothing items flashcards.

Clothes  Flashcards and Commands. Use the flashcards to review common imperatives by handing in all the flashcards to the students, if you have double flashcards it’s going to be better. Students listen to your instruction and complete the task.
Teacher: Dress !  Run to the door!
Teacher: Girls! Touch your dress!

Clothes flashcards sort by gender.

Clothes and Weather Flashcards.  Review the Weather flashcards and the clothes the children are wearing.

Teacher: It’s windy! What is she wearing ?
Students: She is wearing a pink t-shirt, a blue skirt and pink shoes.

Give the flashcards to random students and have place the clothing item under the correct weather to wear it.
Say a weather word and the students will name the clothing items.

Teacher: rainy!
Students: rain boots and raincoat.

Clothes and family. Review the family members vocabulary.
Teacher: Look at dad. What is dad wearing ?
Students: He is wearing a green t-shirt, blue pants and gray shoes.

Flashcards and games. Play Guess Who? Place the children flashcards on the board and a number under each one. Students have to guess which card is the one you picked. Or simpley ask questions: What is he or she wearing?

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Recycle old ESL Early Childhood Textbooks

As a teacher, I have had so many teacher´s book, student´s book, workbook and from different grade, levels and so on. I saw how the children threw them away at the end of the school year. I used to give them away for paper recycling but those places are not around anymore. Old textbooks are not good for donations, since the Publishing Companies come out with different series every year.
I still have several from my teaching days and decided to invent something. This is how it went with my Early Childhood and Elementary Series Textbooks.

Toilet paper roll puppets. I cut out the teacher, boy and girl pictures and glued it onto each toilet paper roll. It is an easy puppet that can be used for greeting each student. It can also be used for the students to line up as boy or girl.

Make puzzles using craft stick. This is more like a decoupage thing. I cutout all the prepositions pictures. I glued them onto craft sticks. Wait until it is dry and then add glue all over the craft stick and picture. Set aside to dry. Using an Xacto knife separate each craft stick from the picture. Place all the craft sticks in a bag and have the students put them all together and say a sentence for each puzzle done.

Craft stick puppets. I cut out all the animals and glued onto a bigger craft stick to make puppets. I could use them as flashcards to drill vocabulary.

Make a wreath. I grabbed the whole Nature unit with lots of garden cutouts for the children to find and cut. I gave them a wreath made out of a paper plate. Children glue the flowers onto the wreath and hang them in class.

Color book. I cut all the pictures from an old textbook and had the children sort them by color. After they all glued by color I placed a book ring.

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