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Reading Lesson Plans for English Learners at All Levels

Free English reading comprehension lesson plans for beginning, intermediate and advanced level of English learning in ESL EFL classes as well as business English classes.

Reading - Identifying Skill Requirement
Lesson helping students identify different reading types and remind them of different reading skills that they already possess in their native language

Lesson: Teen Advice
Students read about various teen problems and then use modal verbs of deduction to understand the problem in groups. Students follow-up by offering advice on what should be done to resolve the various problems.

Lesson: Reading Clues
Lesson aimed at helping students identify contextual clues that will help them improve their reading skills. This lesson helps students get away from reading word by word and focus more on the whole. It will also help them activate vocabulary learning skills while reading.

Lesson: Identifying Reading Types
Lesson aimed at helping students identify the different types of reading skills required for different reading situations. These skills are naturally used when reading in the native language, but are often forgotten when applied to English reading.

Dickens' "Bleak House"
This challenging upper levels lesson employs Dickens' "Bleak House" as a study in sentence structure, vocabulary, imagery, and paragraph unity. After discussion, students choose one of the

Recipes English learning - Chiken Kiev
Recipes for ESL English learning - Chiken Kiev. This recipe provides useful vocabulary and instruction on writing recipes in English.

Aesop's Fables - The Ant and the Dove
Lesson Plan based on The Ant and the Dove including vocabulary and key phrase explanations and follow-up questions.

Aesop's Fables - The Ass and his Purchaser
Lesson Plan based on The Ass and his Purchaser including vocabulary and key phrase explanations and follow-up questions.

Aesop's Fables - The Frogs and the Well
Lesson Plan based on The Frogs and the Well including vocabulary and key phrase explanations and follow-up questions.

Understanding Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper headlines can be difficult to understand. This lesson on newspaper headlines provides help to students on understanding common forms used in newspaper headlines.

Reading - Writing Lesson Plan Using Dickens' "Bleak House"
Reading Comprehension Lesson Based on the first two paragraphs of Dickens' 'Bleak House'

Comprehension Dialogues - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
ESL Reading Comprehension Dialogues for Speaking and Reading Comprehension Practice - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level quizzes with target structures and language functions for speaking practice as well as follow-up comprehension quizzes.

Reading Tips
Reading Tips for English language learners to help improve pronunciation, vocabulary, conversational skills, grammar and listening skills.

Using Reading Comprehension in Lessons
Incorporating reading comprehension and dialogues into a lesson plan to help focus on specific grammar or subject areas. The following lesson plan is a blueprint to using these resources for your classes.

ESL Reading Lesson - Using Context for Reading Literacy
Lesson helping students identify different reading types and remind them of different reading skills that they already possess in their native language

Reading Comprehension: "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells
This upper level reading comprehension takes a different approach to reading comprehension. Based on a thought provoking excerpt from <I>The Time Machine</I> by H.G. Wells.

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