This is a Content-Based 3rd grade Lesson.
The topic is Science: Animal adaptations.
The Goal is to acquire both the Content and the Language or Vocabulary for this topic in science.
Adaptation for Newcomers:
Newcomers will enjoy watching the animals and they can use the visuals to make a list of animals and vocabulary learned in the lesson such as the verbs, eat, climb, crawl, run, fly, swim, walk. Use visual cues to help the Newcomer student learn these new words and incorporate them in simple phrases. More simplified language can be expected depending on the newcomers level. Phrases like "The Zebras walk. The Birds fly. The snakes crawl." can be productions showing that the student is acquiring the language, ***do not focus on grammar with newcomers, allow them and encourage them to use the new vocabulary to express their ideas. ***Take into account that some animals are different from where they come from, allow them to show you using the home language, what are animals they know from back home that are special.