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English Language Development



The English Language Development Kit, for grades K-5, provides engaging resources to help students attain English proficiency while learning new academic skills and content. The kit provides differentiated instruction at four levels to enable students to participate in daily classroom activities. Each lesson contains opportunities for guided practice, independent work, and cooperative learning activities.

Students have opportunities for English language production and peer interaction. These resources are perfect for individual, small-group, or whole-group instruction.



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English Language Development Kit for Grades K–5

English Language Development Kit

Kit Resources

  • Newcomer’s English Language Development Blackline Masters
  • Newcomer’s English Language Development Teacher Edition
  • Teacher’s Resource Book
  • Oral Language Development Cards
  • Photo Flash Cards
  • Sound/Spelling Medium Cards
  • Sound/Spelling Individual Cards
  • Board Games (game mats, game cards, game pieces)
  • Individual Handheld Mirrors

Grade K

Student Resources

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

The English Learner Photo Library Card set provides a visual that represents the word, along with a translation of the English word into 8-10 different languages, including pronunciations, and accompanied by a short, descriptive paragraph.

OCR Photo Flash Cards

OCR Photo Flash Cards

The Photo Flash Cards show a photo on one side and the name of the image on the other. These will be used in conjunction with the Oral Language Development Cards.

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

The Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards is a set of 44 cards with letters, pictures, and spelling patterns found in Romance-based languages. Sound/Spelling Cards will help students attach sounds to spellings, learn about transferable sounds, and aid in both encoding and decoding.

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

These Blackline Masters contain take-home pages for the students, which include visual representations of the concepts discussed in the lesson, translations in eight languages, and a classroom or home activity.

Oral Language Development Cards

Oral Language Development Cards

The Oral Language Development Cards help English Learners with:

  • Teaching non-transferable sounds—modeling and practice is provided for students to perfect their awareness and forming of sounds that do not exist in their primary language
  • Exploring language structures— These lessons provide English Learners with basic language and language structures needed to carry on simple to more complex conversations within the various language functions.
  • Building Oral language—These lessons build address the various language functions students use in academic settings, such as describing, sequencing and summarizing
Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

The board games include differentiated levels of gameplay so students of multiple levels of English language proficiency can effectively participate. These games are designed to be used as a review tool.

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

The Game Cards contain either a directive for player movement or a clue for a player to solve. They are used with the Game Mats.

Teacher Resources

Intervention Guide

Intervention Guide

The Intervention Teacher's Guide provides instructional guidance for at-risk students with full in-program intervention support. Using the Intervention Teacher's Guide, teachers can provide lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the core curriculum.

English Learner Guide

English Learner Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aides to help students needing extra guidance and practice.

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

The Teacher Resource Book provides instruction as to how to use the components within the Kit; blackline masters to support the lessons; a placement assessment; and a games components chart, instructions, and game sheets to accompany the board games.

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

A Newcomers English Language Development Teacher’s Guide is designed to help newcomers to the United States learn basic day-to-day and academic vocabulary. The guide contains an Introduction, a guided Practice, an Apply section, and an Independent Work activity for each concept.

Grade 1

Student Resources

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

The English Learner Photo Library Card set provides a visual that represents the word, along with a translation of the English word into 8-10 different languages, including pronunciations, and accompanied by a short, descriptive paragraph.

OCR Photo Flash Cards

OCR Photo Flash Cards

The Photo Flash Cards show a photo on one side and the name of the image on the other. These will be used in conjunction with the Oral Language Development Cards.

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

The Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards is a set of 44 cards with letters, pictures, and spelling patterns found in Romance-based languages. Sound/Spelling Cards will help students attach sounds to spellings, learn about transferable sounds, and aid in both encoding and decoding.

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

These Blackline Masters contain take-home pages for the students, which include visual representations of the concepts discussed in the lesson, translations in eight languages, and a classroom or home activity.

Oral Language Development Cards

Oral Language Development Cards

The Oral Language Development Cards help English Learners with:

  • Teaching non-transferable sounds—modeling and practice is provided for students to perfect their awareness and forming of sounds that do not exist in their primary language
  • Exploring language structures— These lessons provide English Learners with basic language and language structures needed to carry on simple to more complex conversations within the various language functions.
  • Building Oral language—These lessons build address the various language functions students use in academic settings, such as describing, sequencing and summarizing
Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

The board games include differentiated levels of gameplay so students of multiple levels of English language proficiency can effectively participate. These games are designed to be used as a review tool.

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

The Game Cards contain either a directive for player movement or a clue for a player to solve. They are used with the Game Mats.

Teacher Resources

Intervention Guide

Intervention Guide

The Intervention Teacher's Guide provides instructional guidance for at-risk students with full in-program intervention support. Using the Intervention Teacher's Guide, teachers can provide lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the core curriculum.

English Learner Guide

English Learner Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aides to help students needing extra guidance and practice.

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

The Teacher Resource Book provides instruction as to how to use the components within the Kit; blackline masters to support the lessons; a placement assessment; and a games components chart, instructions, and game sheets to accompany the board games.

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

A Newcomers English Language Development Teacher’s Guide is designed to help newcomers to the United States learn basic day-to-day and academic vocabulary. The guide contains an Introduction, a guided Practice, an Apply section, and an Independent Work activity for each concept.

Grade 2

Student Resources

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

The English Learner Photo Library Card set provides a visual that represents the word, along with a translation of the English word into 8-10 different languages, including pronunciations, and accompanied by a short, descriptive paragraph.

OCR Photo Flash Cards

OCR Photo Flash Cards

The Photo Flash Cards show a photo on one side and the name of the image on the other. These will be used in conjunction with the Oral Language Development Cards.

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

The Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards is a set of 44 cards with letters, pictures, and spelling patterns found in Romance-based languages. Sound/Spelling Cards will help students attach sounds to spellings, learn about transferable sounds, and aid in both encoding and decoding.

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

These Blackline Masters contain take-home pages for the students, which include visual representations of the concepts discussed in the lesson, translations in eight languages, and a classroom or home activity.

Oral Language Development Cards

Oral Language Development Cards

The Oral Language Development Cards help English Learners with:

  • Teaching non-transferable sounds—modeling and practice is provided for students to perfect their awareness and forming of sounds that do not exist in their primary language
  • Exploring language structures— These lessons provide English Learners with basic language and language structures needed to carry on simple to more complex conversations within the various language functions.
  • Building Oral language—These lessons build address the various language functions students use in academic settings, such as describing, sequencing and summarizing
Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

The board games include differentiated levels of gameplay so students of multiple levels of English language proficiency can effectively participate. These games are designed to be used as a review tool.

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

The Game Cards contain either a directive for player movement or a clue for a player to solve. They are used with the Game Mats.

Teacher Resources

Intervention Guide

Intervention Guide

The Intervention Teacher's Guide provides instructional guidance for at-risk students with full in-program intervention support. Using the Intervention Teacher's Guide, teachers can provide lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the core curriculum.

English Learner Guide

English Learner Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aides to help students needing extra guidance and practice.

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

The Teacher Resource Book provides instruction as to how to use the components within the Kit; blackline masters to support the lessons; a placement assessment; and a games components chart, instructions, and game sheets to accompany the board games.

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

A Newcomers English Language Development Teacher’s Guide is designed to help newcomers to the United States learn basic day-to-day and academic vocabulary. The guide contains an Introduction, a guided Practice, an Apply section, and an Independent Work activity for each concept.

Grade 3

Student Resources

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

The English Learner Photo Library Card set provides a visual that represents the word, along with a translation of the English word into 8-10 different languages, including pronunciations, and accompanied by a short, descriptive paragraph.

OCR Photo Flash Cards

OCR Photo Flash Cards

The Photo Flash Cards show a photo on one side and the name of the image on the other. These will be used in conjunction with the Oral Language Development Cards.

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

The Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards is a set of 44 cards with letters, pictures, and spelling patterns found in Romance-based languages. Sound/Spelling Cards will help students attach sounds to spellings, learn about transferable sounds, and aid in both encoding and decoding.

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

These Blackline Masters contain take-home pages for the students, which include visual representations of the concepts discussed in the lesson, translations in eight languages, and a classroom or home activity.

Oral Language Development Cards

Oral Language Development Cards

The Oral Language Development Cards help English Learners with:

  • Teaching non-transferable sounds—modeling and practice is provided for students to perfect their awareness and forming of sounds that do not exist in their primary language
  • Exploring language structures— These lessons provide English Learners with basic language and language structures needed to carry on simple to more complex conversations within the various language functions.
  • Building Oral language—These lessons build address the various language functions students use in academic settings, such as describing, sequencing and summarizing
Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

The board games include differentiated levels of gameplay so students of multiple levels of English language proficiency can effectively participate. These games are designed to be used as a review tool.

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

The Game Cards contain either a directive for player movement or a clue for a player to solve. They are used with the Game Mats.

Teacher Resources

Intervention Guide

Intervention Guide

The Intervention Teacher's Guide provides instructional guidance for at-risk students with full in-program intervention support. Using the Intervention Teacher's Guide, teachers can provide lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the core curriculum.

English Learner Guide

English Learner Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aides to help students needing extra guidance and practice.

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

The Teacher Resource Book provides instruction as to how to use the components within the Kit; blackline masters to support the lessons; a placement assessment; and a games components chart, instructions, and game sheets to accompany the board games.

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

A Newcomers English Language Development Teacher’s Guide is designed to help newcomers to the United States learn basic day-to-day and academic vocabulary. The guide contains an Introduction, a guided Practice, an Apply section, and an Independent Work activity for each concept.

Grade 4

Student Resources

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

The English Learner Photo Library Card set provides a visual that represents the word, along with a translation of the English word into 8-10 different languages, including pronunciations, and accompanied by a short, descriptive paragraph.

OCR Photo Flash Cards

OCR Photo Flash Cards

The Photo Flash Cards show a photo on one side and the name of the image on the other. These will be used in conjunction with the Oral Language Development Cards.

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

The Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards is a set of 44 cards with letters, pictures, and spelling patterns found in Romance-based languages. Sound/Spelling Cards will help students attach sounds to spellings, learn about transferable sounds, and aid in both encoding and decoding.

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

These Blackline Masters contain take-home pages for the students, which include visual representations of the concepts discussed in the lesson, translations in eight languages, and a classroom or home activity.

Oral Language Development Cards

Oral Language Development Cards

The Oral Language Development Cards help English Learners with:

  • Teaching non-transferable sounds—modeling and practice is provided for students to perfect their awareness and forming of sounds that do not exist in their primary language
  • Exploring language structures— These lessons provide English Learners with basic language and language structures needed to carry on simple to more complex conversations within the various language functions.
  • Building Oral language—These lessons build address the various language functions students use in academic settings, such as describing, sequencing and summarizing
Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

The board games include differentiated levels of gameplay so students of multiple levels of English language proficiency can effectively participate. These games are designed to be used as a review tool.

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

The Game Cards contain either a directive for player movement or a clue for a player to solve. They are used with the Game Mats.

Teacher Resources

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

The Teacher Resource Book provides instruction as to how to use the components within the Kit; blackline masters to support the lessons; a placement assessment; and a games components chart, instructions, and game sheets to accompany the board games.

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

A Newcomers English Language Development Teacher’s Guide is designed to help newcomers to the United States learn basic day-to-day and academic vocabulary. The guide contains an Introduction, a guided Practice, an Apply section, and an Independent Work activity for each concept.

Grade 5

Student Resources

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

English Learner Photo Library Card Set

The English Learner Photo Library Card set provides a visual that represents the word, along with a translation of the English word into 8-10 different languages, including pronunciations, and accompanied by a short, descriptive paragraph.

OCR Photo Flash Cards

OCR Photo Flash Cards

The Photo Flash Cards show a photo on one side and the name of the image on the other. These will be used in conjunction with the Oral Language Development Cards.

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards Grades 1-3

The Sound/Spelling Small-Group Cards is a set of 44 cards with letters, pictures, and spelling patterns found in Romance-based languages. Sound/Spelling Cards will help students attach sounds to spellings, learn about transferable sounds, and aid in both encoding and decoding.

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

Newcomer’s English Language Development BLM

These Blackline Masters contain take-home pages for the students, which include visual representations of the concepts discussed in the lesson, translations in eight languages, and a classroom or home activity.

Oral Language Development Cards

Oral Language Development Cards

The Oral Language Development Cards help English Learners with:

  • Teaching non-transferable sounds—modeling and practice is provided for students to perfect their awareness and forming of sounds that do not exist in their primary language
  • Exploring language structures— These lessons provide English Learners with basic language and language structures needed to carry on simple to more complex conversations within the various language functions.
  • Building Oral language—These lessons build address the various language functions students use in academic settings, such as describing, sequencing and summarizing
Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Mats

The board games include differentiated levels of gameplay so students of multiple levels of English language proficiency can effectively participate. These games are designed to be used as a review tool.

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

Open Court Reading, Grades K-5, English Language Game Cards

The Game Cards contain either a directive for player movement or a clue for a player to solve. They are used with the Game Mats.

Teacher Resources

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

English Learner Teacher Resource Book

The Teacher Resource Book provides instruction as to how to use the components within the Kit; blackline masters to support the lessons; a placement assessment; and a games components chart, instructions, and game sheets to accompany the board games.

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

Newcomer’s English Language Development TE

A Newcomers English Language Development Teacher’s Guide is designed to help newcomers to the United States learn basic day-to-day and academic vocabulary. The guide contains an Introduction, a guided Practice, an Apply section, and an Independent Work activity for each concept.