Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you are celebrating with a special someone or plan on sharing the love with friends and family members, take this special occasion to do something fun with your ELL or ABE student. We put together a list of special activities for Valentine’s Day last year, so here are a few more things you can add to the list!
- Help your student write a letter to a loved one. Perhaps your student has always wanted to write a letter to a significant other or family member, but didn’t feel capable of doing so. Work with your student and help them build their confidence so they can be proud to hand someone that letter. Here are a few printable cards that you can start with!
- Complete Valentine’s Day CLOZE Exercises with your ELL students. Work with them to find the word that sounds best in the blank area. If you have a more advanced learner, try this CLOZE exercise that goes along with a History Channel introduction.
- Have fun with a Valentine’s Day crossword puzzle that features colloquial phrases.
- ESOL Courses put together a set of lesson plans and quizzes on Valentine’s day for beginner to expert ESOL students.
- Watch this YouTube Video that says “I Love You” in 100 languages
Just as things begin to dull down and become repetitive, Valentine’s brings us a fun holiday to show those we love what they mean to us…. and/or eat a lot of candy. Why not mix it up with your tutoring? Instead of reading from the same book, try reading one of these stories that talk about the history of valentines day. After you’re done reading (out loud, silently, or together), there are a series of multiple choice and short answer questions to test reading comprehension. You get the lesson done, learn something about the holiday, and your adult learner is able to practice his reading and comprehension skills. What a fun day!
Reading comprehension and Valentine’s Day
The story of St. Valentine
Another thing you can do on Valentine’s day is practice math skills with word problems. This is great if you are studying for the GED or just trying to get math skills down. These word problems involve money or small numbers of various Valentine’s related symbols. Choose one from the list that best fits the needs of your learner! If you haven’t used word problems before, this eHow will show you the best way to teach word problems to your student.
Valentine’s Day Money word problems
Life skills Valentine’s Day word problems
Fractions and time word problems
Addition and subtraction word problems
Good luck in learning and have a wonderful day!