So this year I have been working with a colleague to create short two-week units that introduce some Tier 2 academic vocabulary in a non-threatening way to students who need more exposure. We are using the students' sixteen-minute SLC (Small Learning Community) period to do this, and it goes QUICKLY! Below is an example of the next unit. I feel like after working through four units, I'm ready to share with the world. Feel free to use or lose, but please give feedback. I can't make things better if I don't know what works and what does not.
Unit 5 plan
Band Made Instruments out of Junk
Mystery Word Bubbles