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Children's Lesson Plans for English Learners K - 12

Free English K-12 ESL English lesson plans. Each lesson provides an introduction, step by step teaching guidelines and printable student worksheets

ESL Children's Games
These classic children's games have been adapted for use in ESL classrooms. Each lesson includes instructions on how to use the game to achieve effective ESL instruction.

ESL Tic-Tac-Toe - Time Expressions
English ESL EFL lessons learn grammar pronunciation reading tic tac toe English Esl EFL English learning Classes free lesson plans Help teaches intermediate conditional time clause signifier questions tags indirect

ESL Children's Lessons - Find the Nouns, Adjectives or Verbs
ESL children's lesson worksheet focusing on recognizing adjectives, nouns, or verbs from among other nouns, verbs and adjectives. Great for beginner level classes as well.

Food!
One topic of discussion is sure to be popular no matter where you are in the world: food! One of the most important things that your students need to learn for traveling is food vocabulary. This lesson focuses on building vocabulary and then having students use the vocabulary by preparing one of their favorite national dishes.

Grammar Chants
Grammar chants can be a lot of fun to use in classes. They are especially effective to help students learn problematic forms, words, etc. through repetition the right side of the brain engages its 'musical' intelligence.

Musical Dictation
Helping young learner's spell can be made fun by introducing music into the mix. This simple dictation exercise builds on the idea of musical chairs.

Short Writing Topics
The idea of this exercise is to get students to quickly write about a topic they choose (or you assign). These short presentations are then used in two manners; to generate spontaneous conversations on a wide range of topics, and to take a look at some common writing problems.

Simon Says
A fun, classic young learner's game is "Simon Says". In this classic game, one student tells the other students what to do by beginning: "Simon says ... touch your nose / count to five , etc.".

Stereotypes
Helping young learners come to terms with stereotypes, and recognize that stereotypes do contain some truth, but also can not be applied across the board, is central to this lesson. The lesson also helps them improve their descriptive adjective vocabulary while they discuss perceived differences between nations through stereotypes.

Video Games - Young Learners Lesson Plan
If there is one thing that young English learners and ESL classes have in common around the world, it's their passion for playing video games. Taking cue from this passion for video games, this lesson is devoted to getting them to talk about video games - but in English!

Young Learner's Writing Workshop 1 - Basic Essay Writing Style
First in a series of four lessons is designed to help students become familiar with writing an essay in English. The first lesson is designed to give students an overview of basic essay writing style. The final three lessons focus on developing skills that are used when analyzing texts as the basis of their essays.

Young Learner's Writing Workshop 2 - Developing a Character Analysis
Once students have decided what they need to write about, they often have a hard time actually developing the material to include in the essay. For this reason, this interview format exercise develops ideas about various characters which can later be used to help them write an essay.

Young Learner's Writing Workshop 3 - Using Themes to Relate to a Story
Students now have a better understanding of the various characters in the short story or book. Students can now deepen their understanding of the work at hand by analyzing the most important themes of the book and how the character would relate to those themes based on their previous work.

Young Learner's Writing Workshop 4 - Getting Ideas Organized
This final lesson in this series helps students put their observations into written form by asking them to fill out a questionnaire. Students can then take these replies and incorporate them into their final essay.

ESL from a Child's Point of View
This Children's ESL Journal will track the course of a child's progress in her ESL studies during her first year of residence in the United States in her own voice.

Children's English Learning Fun
Fun products to help children learn English recommended by About.com's guide to English as a Second Language

ESL Tic-Tac-Toe - Time Expressions
English ESL EFL lessons learn grammar pronunciation reading tic tac toe English Esl EFL English learning Classes free lesson plans Help teaches intermediate conditional time clause signifier questions tags indirect

Children's ESL - Musical Dictation
An Enjoyable Exercise for Doing a Dictation in Class Using Music for ESL EFL English Classes

Grammar Chants - Some and Any
Grammar chants can be a lot of fun to use in classes. They are especially effective to help students learn problematic forms, words, etc. through repetition the right side of the brain engages its 'musical' intelligence. This chant focuses on Some and Any.

Grammar Chants - Numbers (British English)
Grammar chants can be a lot of fun to use in classes. They are especially effective to help students learn problematic forms, words, etc. through repetition the right side of the brain engages its 'musical' intelligence. This chant focuses on the use of numbers in British English.

Newspaper Crazies
Children's ESL game to help associate and reinforce written and spoken words that rhyme and have been introduced during lessons.

Read and Rhyme
Children's ESL game to help associate and reinforce written and spoken words that rhyme and have been introduced during lessons.

The Bell Game
Children's ESL game to help associate and reinforce written and spoken words that have been introduced during lessons.

Slap That Word!
Children's ESL game to help associate and reinforce written and spoken words that have been introduced during lessons.

National Sterotypes
Lesson Plan for Young Learners Focusing on National Sterotypes for ESL English EFL Classes

Young Learner's Board Games for ESL Classes
The classic board games with easy commands for young learner's ESL and EFL classes

Children's Games for ESL Classes - "Simon Says"
The classic board games with easy commands for young learner's ESL and EFL classes

What are They Doing?
ESL EFL English activity has Young Learner work on the present continuous form while at the same time increase their passive vocabulary skills of descriptive adjectives through recognition. You will need a number of magazines, perhaps two or three per group, for this activity.

Cops and Robbers Tag
ESL EFL English game which helps young learners work on various objects vocabulary and practice the use of the present perfect while having some fun and blowing some steam off

Children's ESL English Lessons, Games and Activities
ESL EFL English games, activities and lesson plans ready to go for classroom use.

ESL Children's Lesson - K-5 ESL Nouns Verbs Adjectives Free Lesson Activity
ESL children's lesson worksheet focusing on recognizing nouns from among nouns, verbs and adjectives.

English Language Learners
This article takes a look at the special challenges for English Language Learners in public schools, K-12, in North American and the type of courses offered that support these students. There are also a number of suggestions on teaching ELLs in other subject courses.

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