Ms. Machin



Office Hours: 3:00-3:45

email: [email protected]

My name is Doris Machin and I one of the English as a Second Language Teacher at Signal Hill Elementary. 

I am currently working with 1st and 3rd-grade Multilingual Learners. Through this page, I'll be sharing some useful resources for the students to learn and practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills at home. 

Here are the different language goals we should be focusing on during the next couple of months:
Grades 1-3 Language Goals


* I can listen to a story and put the pictures in the right order of events (sequence of events). 
* I can listen to a story and compare and contrast characters based on their physical attributes. 

 I can retell stories with details using complete sentences. 
* I can retell stories using transitional words. (first, next, then, last)

*I  can read a story and identify the title, setting, characters, and important events.
* I can read and answer questions in a complete sentence. 

*I can write a story using complete sentences.
* I can write messages for social purposes using complete sentences. (Example: a thank you note, get-well note or a letter)

On the left side of the screen,  under the name websites to practice reading, I had listed several webpages with valuable resources for the students to practice their reading and writing skills. Just click the links and it will take you right to the page. 

Other resources children will enjoy are: 

Ell Brain Pop
Fun Brain
Colorin Colorado
Cuentos Infantiles
Children's Library
Picture Dictionary

OPTIONAL WEBSITES TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR READING SKILLS. (This webpage offers practice in phonics and the basics of reading.) (A youtube channel where artists read books to children.) (This page offers a series of interesting topics with books and activities.) (This a wonderful website that offers hundreds of leveled books for kids to enjoy!)