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Dr. Kamarrie Coleman

EL Teacher, Southaven Intermediate 

Dr. Kamarrie Coleman
Southaven Intermediate Phone Number 662.253.0123

 

 

I am Dr. Coleman!  I work with the 3rd grade English Learners of Southaven Intermediate School (SIS).

Our EL classes use strategies to connect our cultural knowledge and language experience with learning to Read, Write, Speak, and Listen in English. 


During distance learning I will update each week's lessons below. Each week there will be an opportunity to practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as grammar! Please contact me by clicking on the blue button under my picture with any questions! 

Calling all EL students at SIS!

Our last Zoom Meeting  of the year will be this Thursday May 21 at 2:00pm! 

Mom and dad have the password to join the meeting!

Summer Learning - Last Week of School is May 18-21st

Aprendizaje del verano - La ultima semana del año escolar es el 18 a 21 de mayo

During the summer all students are encouraged to revisit our learning activities from the previous weeks of term 4!  Each week is listed below.

You can also use these websites to keep practicing your language skills!

Reading and Listening

Listen to stories for free, no login or account required, with Audible: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

 

Escuche historias de forma gratuita, no se requiere inicio de sesión o cuenta, con Audible:
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

 

Nonfiction Reading

https://www.timeforkids.com/g34/  

 

Reading and Language Games

https://www.abcya.com/grades/3  

 

Speaking and Writing

For some of these activities you may need to get a pencil and some paper. For others you can just talk about your answers with a family member or friend!

 

Unscramble the sentences

http://esl.fis.edu/learners/writing/colors/blue03.htm

Find the writing mistakes

http://esl.fis.edu/learners/writing/colors/blue04.htm

Finish the story

http://esl.fis.edu/learners/writing/colors/green07.htm

Find the missing word to complete the sentence

http://esl.fis.edu/learners/writing/colors/pink09.htm

Rewrite each sentence using correct punctuation

http://esl.fis.edu/learners/writing/colors/red11.htm

Grammar Practice

Play all of our Gimkit games - see if you can beat your last score! 

Grammar Practice with Synonyms
Practice Synonyms - Words with the same meanings!

 

Grammar Practice Suffixes
Practice suffixes - Words with special endings that change meaning of the base word!
Grammar Practice Adverbs
Practice Adverbs - Words that describe a verb!

 

Grammar Practice Antonyms
Practice Antonyms - Words with opposite meanings!
Grammar Practice Irregular Plurals
Practice Irregular Plural Nouns - Words that do not use "s" at the end to show there is more than one!

May 11 to May 15/ el 11 de mayo al 15 de mayo 

Word Study and Listening Practice

Word Study via Pearson Realize

Continue practicing word patterns by clicking on the picture!

New word patterns have been added!

Grammar Practice

Grammar practice

This week we will practice using antonyms.

Click on the picture to play! 

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings. For example COLD and HOT are antonyms.  BIG and SMALL are also antonyms. Practice finding more antonyms by playing Gimkit! 

Remember the questions repeat themselves, so if you get the answer wrong click on "View Correct Answer" so you can get the points the next time! 

 

Reading, Speaking, and Writing 

Scholastic Article

 

Do you remember our Hunger Project from the fall?

One reason people might experience hunger is when a drought happens in their community.  A drought means that no rain falls and there is no available water to drink. 

Animals can also suffer when a drought happens! 

Click on the picture above to read about the elephants of Kenya and their experience during a drought! 

Then come back to my website and tell me what is the main idea of this passage. 

Also, remember to tell a family member about what you learned in the passage!

  Send

May 4 to May 8/ el 4 de mayo al 8 de mayo 

Reading, Speaking, and Writing 

Scholastic Article

Click on the picture above to read about animals with a special skill, their vision is incredible! 

Then come back to my website and tell me what is the main idea of this passage. 

Also, remember to tell a family member about what you learned in the passage!

  Send

Grammar Practice

Grammar practice

 

Click on the picture to play! 

Practice finding words that use suffixes by playing Gimkit! 

For example, in the sentence below the word "careless" has the suffix LESS which means WITHOUT. This means something that is done without care.  

The boy was very careless with toys when he left them out in the rain. 

Remember the questions repeat themselves, so if you get the answer wrong click on "View Correct Answer" so you can get the points the next time! 

 

Word Study and Listening Practice

Pearson Word Study

Continue practicing word patterns by clicking on the picture!

New word patterns have been added!

April 24 to May 1 / el 24 de abril al 1 de mayo 

Grammar Practice

Grammar Practice on Gimkit

 

Click on the picture to play! 

Practice finding adverbs (words that describe or change a verb in the sentence) by playing Gimkit! 

For example, in the sentence below the word "always" is an adverb: 

My dog always barks at strangers.


Remember the questions repeat themselves, so if you get the answer wrong click on "View Correct Answer" so you can get the points the next time! 

Word Study and Listening Practice

Word Study in Pearson Realize

 

Continue practicing word patterns by clicking on the picture!

New word patterns have been added!

Reading, Speaking, and Writing 

Trash Collector Article

Last Wednesday, April 22, 2020 was earth day!

Click on the picture above to read about one way people are trying to make the earth a cleaner place.

Then come back to my website and tell me what is the main idea of this passage. 

Also, remember to tell a family member about what you learned in the passage!

  Send

April 20 to April 24 / el 20 de abril al 24 de abril 

Word Study & Listening Practice

Wordy Study at PearsonRealize


New Word Study activities have been added!

 

Read the word pattern stories, write words within your pattern, and listen to letter sound combinations to test your knowledge of your word study pattern! 

 

Don't Forget to "Turn it In" !

Grammar  Practice

Grammar Practice - Irregular Plural Nouns

 

Click on the picture to play! 

Practice finding irregular plurals (words that don't use "s" at the end to make them plural) by playing Gimkit! 


Remember the questions repeat themselves, so if you get the answer wrong click on "View Correct Answer" so you can get the points the next time! 

Wrong Answer
Find the right answer

Reading, Speaking, and Writing 

 

Super Science Article from Scholastic

Click on the picture to read and think about this image. Tell someone in your family what you think is happening in this picture. 

When you get to the link, make sure to click on the slide show at the bottom of the page!

Then come back to my page and send me a message about what you learned!

Explain: What do you think is going on in the photo, and why?

How do your observations support your claim?

If you don't have an email, that's ok. Just repeat your name in the space below.

  Send
April 13 to April 17 / el 13 de abril al 17 de abril

Reading, Writing, and Listening Practice

Pearson Word Study

New Word Study activities have been added! 

Read the word pattern stories, write words within your pattern, and listen to letter sound combinations to test your knowledge of your word study pattern! 

Language/Vocabulary Practice

Gimkit Synonym Practice

Practice finding synonyms (words with the same meaning) by playing Gimkit! 

Click on the picture to play! 

April 6 to April 10 / El 6 de abril al 10  de abril 

Reading, Writing, and Listening Practice

Pearson Realize Word Study

This week all of the EL students at SIS should login to their Word Study activities on Pearson Realize. Complete one full lesson this week!

Click on the picture to login!

 

 

 


Speaking Practice

Flipgrid Word Study Speaking Practice
Each Word Study lesson focuses on a spelling pattern in English. Click on the picture to tell me about your spelling pattern from this week!

Video Player

March 30 to April 3 / el 30 de marzo al 3 de abril

Reading and Writing Practice

Reading: Read about one of the slowest animals in the world, the sloth! Click here to start reading!  What key details from the text help you know sloths really are one of the slowest animals?

Writing: Imagine what it would be like to have a sloth as a pet. Would you like it or not? Get a piece of paper and write your opinion. Use details from the passage to help you. Remember to use our OREO strategy! 

Listening and Speaking Practice

Listening: Watch the video called Hanging with Sloths in the passage you already read about sloths.  Don't forget you can watch the video more than once if it helps!  Then answer the following questions: 

1) What animal are sloths related to? 

2)  How many different kinds/species of sloths are there? 

3) How far can a sloth travel in 1 minute when climbing a tree?

4) How far can a sloth travel in 1 minute when climbing on the ground?

5) How do sloths stay safe from predators (animals that want to eat them)?

 Speaking: Tell a family member, try to do it in English, 4 things you learned about sloths and also tell them your opinion about if sloths would make a good pet. 

March 26 and 27 / El 26 y 27 del marzo

Reading and Writing Practice

Flying Suit Picture
  Send

Click on the picture to read the article and then watch the video on this page. When you are done come back to my page and send me a message below.

In your message tell me the main idea of the text and video.  Its ok if you don't have an email, just repeat your name! 

 

 

Haz click en la foto para leer el texto y mirar el video. Despues regresa a mi pagina del web para mandarme un mensaje. 

En su mensaje dime cual fue el idea principal del texto y video. No se preocupe si no tiene email, solo repite su nombre en la caja para el email.  

Listening and Speaking Practice

Flipgrid Video Link

Click on my picture to listen to my message on Flipgrid and leave me a message! 

Haz click en la foto para escuchar a mi mensaje y dejame un recado en Flipgrid!

Anytime Learning Activities / Aprendizaje continua para cualquier tiempo

While school is closed there are many other online learning opportunities for your children.

Mientras están cerradas las escuelas hay muchas más oportunidades para mantener el aprendizaje por el internet. 

All EL students at SIS have an account to practice word study using this website www.pearsonrealize.com.  This is one of the online programs students showed you during our EL Parent Night on Feb. 13th.  There is audio so please make sure the sound is turned up on your devices. 

Todos los alumnos de EL tienen acceso a un programa de estudio de palabras usando este sitio de web www.pearsonrealize.comEste es uno de los programas que su hijo/a le enseño a Usted en la noche de padres de EL, en el 13 de febrero. Hay audio, así que asegúrese de que el sonido esta activado en sus dispositivos electrónicos. 

Announcements/ Anuncios

Free WiFi is available in the SIS parking lot.

WiFi gratuito disponible en el estacionamiento del SIS.

 

FREE School lunches and breakfast are available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for students at SIS from 10am to noon.

Los almuerzos y desayunos escolares están gratis y disponibles los días lunes, martes, y jueves para los estudiantes en SIS de 10am a mediodía.



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