Mrs. Woodrum's ESL Classroom

1st, 3rd, and 5th Grades @ David Youree Elementary

Dear Parents,

Please remember to read every night with your child. Enjoy a good book together, or have a "reading time" every night where you both stop for 20 minutes to read something you want. If your child needs some books to read at home, they can bring home books from my classroom and bring them back when they are finished. I also have some "baby books" available if a big brother or sister wants to read to a little one at home. :)


Please also encourage your child to talk with you about what we are doing in our classroom. We are working hard on our interactive notebooks, reading fluency and comprehension skills, writing, listening, and speaking skills every week.


I am excited about how high we can soar this year if we will work hard and do our best every day!

Our Class Schedule

We keep busy in ESL! Our class schedule is below. I meet with two groups of 1st graders, one group of 3rd graders, and two groups of 5th graders.

5th Grade - 8:30-9:30 and 12:20-1:15

3rd Grade - 10:00-11:00

1st Grade - 11:30-12:20 and 1:15-2:15

Class Wish List

Learning takes a lot of time and materials! If you are able to help contribute some needed supplies, we would certainly appreciate it! Our class could always use the following:

* Folders (3-prong with pockets) * Cap erasers

* Hand sanitizer * Pencils * Spiral notebooks or Composition books

This Week in ESL - 1st Grade

September 14-18, 2015

Our class goals are...

I can listen to my teacher and classmates.

I can respond when asked a question.

I can read fluently and talk about what I have read.

I can read and write words with short -o sounds.

I can explain what exclamations and questions are.

I can name words that begin questions.

I can write exclamations and questions correctly with appropriate capitalization and punctuation.

This Week in ESL - 3rd Grade

September 7-11, 2015

Our class goals are...

I can listen to my teacher and classmates.

I can ask and respond to questions appropriately.

I can understand and explain the meaning of science vocabulary words.

I can read fluently and write about what I have read.

I can determine the main idea of a text.

This Week in esl - 5th grade

September 7-11, 2015

Our class goals are...

I can listen to my teacher and classmates and respond appropriately.

I can ask questions to clarify when needed.

I can read fluently and write about what I have read.

I can consult appropriate reference material to determine a word's meaning or pronunciation.

I can plan an opinion writing with a "hook" and help classmates improve their writing by offering helpful suggestions.