Help your ESL/ELD students get the most out of their first local Easter celebrations with these language building activities. Most of hese sites are all geared to the older ESL and ELD students: junior high, high school, and adult learners will all benefit.
An introduction to basic Easter vocabulary is a prerequisite for all of these activities. For an Easter vocabulary list click here and for a Spring vocabulary list including Easter vocabulary, click here.
Worksheets to Reinforce Easter Vocabulary
Once you have introduced basic Easter vocabulary, BogglesWorld.com has a nice selection of vocabulary building worksheets for Easter and holidays. All of the worksheets are ready to print, but you must have Microsoft Word installed on your computer to view and to print them. Worksheets are all St. Patrick’s Day themed and include: creative writing activities, word searches, crosswords, and more. To access the worksheets, click here.
Another website with free worksheets is ABCTeach.com. Though some worksheets are available for members only, quite a few quality ones are available to download for free, including one on poetry, several on the language of math, a couple of simple reading comprehension activities, and more. For ABC Teach’s collection of worksheets, click here.
Easter History and Videos
History.com has several articles and videos on the history of Easter including the religious origins and the history of the secular traditions. The articles and videos are great for reading and listening practice. All of History.com’s Easter Resources are available by clicking here.
Easter Writing and Speaking Topics for ESL and ELD students
The Internet TESL Journal has compiled a list of writing and discussion topics to assess students’ understanding of the culture and history of Easter and vocabulary knowledge. Sample questions include:
Do you think most people consider Easter time a religious celebration? Why or why not?
How do you think the Easter bunny and hiding colored eggs came to be part of the celebration of Easter?
Do you think it is wrong to associate religious holidays with other types of things, like Easter and the bunny?
For a full list of questions, click here.
Web Pages with Links to Easter Sites for ESL and ELD Teachers
Teachnology.com has an Easter page with links to a printable Easter workbook, articles on Easter cultures around the world, and more. To access the site, click here.
EdHelper.com has links to Easter activities, worksheets, and lesson plans for all levels of students. To access the site, click here.
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