In this course, teachers will have an introduction to my method to build a unit of study using theme-based planning. This method is helpful for newcomers to students with a strong command of English. We will begin with the basics of what is theme-based planning, how to develop your anchor theme and essential questions as well as anchor vocabulary for the unit. In addition, we will explore planning for literacy and language skills and a final project that addresses the anchor theme and essential question(s). Finally, we will explore sample activities that support students in exploring the anchor theme, anchor vocabulary and mini-projects to develop literacy and language skills. Teachers are encouraged to bring texts/ideas they have that they’d like to teach – there will be time to address these.