English for Speakers of Other Languages

B. Alphabet, Numbers, Colors, Shapes & Money

Level: Newcomer

At the end of this topic, students will be able to...

  • Recognize upper and lower case English letters
  • Names the alphabet
  • Count cardinal numbers (age appropriate)
  • Count ordinal numbers (age appropriate)
  • Recognize mathematical symbols
  • Name shapes
  • Distinguish basic colors
  • Differentiate between different bills and coins

Sample Language Patterns:

  • How do you spell?
  • Concept of alphabet name vs. sound
  • Math vocabulary
  • Cardinal and ordinal numbers
  • Geometric shapes
  • Colors
  • Recognition, identification, reading & Plus +, minus --, equals =, times x, divided by -
  • Circle, triangle, square, rectangle, diamond, etc…
  • orange, green, purple, pink, black, gray, white, etc…
  • What color is...?
  • How many...?
  • With ___ I can buy.
  • ___ is worth ___.
  • I can buy ___ with ___.
  • Penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar, cents, change, and price