Lesson Plan Theme: School & Education

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "School & Education".

Young Learners

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In The Classroom

Target Language: Classroom vocabulary, there is/are, is it?
Description: Students talk about the objects in their own classroom and do some more work with colors and spelling. The grammar focus is on there is/are and "is it?"
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL2


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The School Of Tomorrow

Target Language: Present simple positive, object pronouns, phonemes /i:/ and /I/.
Description: Students learn about an ultra-modern school where anything goes and the usual rules don't apply! This lesson plan acts as a revision for Present Simple, although there is some vowel phoneme work and also object pronouns are looked at.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G8
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The Missing Childhood

Target Language: Present Simple Questions 3rd person using 'does', question words.
Description: A warmer gets students thinking about what stage of life we do different things in. The focus of the lesson is a child prodigy called Melissa. Students learn about using the Present Simple 3rd person in affirmative and interrogative sentences. The structure of a Present Simple question is looked at and the lesson finishes with a speaking activity.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G12
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Today I'm Happy

Target Language: Emotions vocabulary, phone texts, phonetics & pronunciation.
Description: Phone messages and how we convey emotions are the themes of this lesson. Students classify positive and negative adjectives and there is some focus on pronunciation and the phonetic alphabet. An energetic vocabulary game finishes the lesson.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R1


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The New Class

Target Language: Present Simple, Getting to know people.
Description: Can be used as an ice breaker with a new class or a class that hasn't had the chance to get to know each other very well. Focus on using present simple questions to find out about other students in the class. After a listening, lesson ends with a very active game.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L3
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The High School Dance

Target Language: Past Passive Voice.
Description: Some practice on past participle forms at the start of this lesson which looks at a High School Prom. Some grammar focus on the past passive is followed by a logic puzzle and a general knowledge game, both using the past passive.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G12
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Evening Classes

Target Language: Deciding which evening course to do.
Description: The subject of this lesson is evening classes. After an initial speaking activity, the listening has two friends looking at a brochure and deciding which course to do. The lesson finishes with a speaking activity based on functional language such as agreeing and suggesting.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L12
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Students Welcome

Target Language: Writing a letter for information, using formal/informal language.
Description: Students read a letter from a language school they are interested in attending and then write a letter to the family they'll be living with, to get more information. Focus on formal/informal language choices and structure of this type of letter.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2W3


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The Parent-Teacher Meeting

Target Language: Question Tags, some educational vocabulary.
Description: Students practise using question tags, then listen to a conversation in a school between a teacher and the mother of one of the students.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L5
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The Review

Target Language: Writing a formal letter, deciding on content & style.
Description: A very negative review of your school has appeared in an educational publication. Your students need to formulate a written response to this review, thinking about the content, style and tone.
Duration: 80 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3W2


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The Marston

Story Involves: Paranormal, haunted house, adolescents, adventure.
Plot: Three school friends decide to break into an old part of their school when night comes. Three boys with three very different personalities walk into the school that night. How will they each react to what befalls them?
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R13
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The Weight Of The Wish

Story Involves: Fantasy, Genies, Wishes, Magic.
Plot: Yushi, the hapless genie, is back at genie school, having committed a gross wish-granting error. He's there to learn how to give away as little as possible the next time he finds himself released from a rum bottle...
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R19
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The Terrible Twins

Target Language: Discussion of educational problems, discipline at school.
Description: The theme of this role play lesson is discipline at school and an issue with problematic, disruptive students. There is also some work on identifying text types from context.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4RP3
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First Day

Target Language: Introductions, questions, opinions.
Description: This is a nice higher level ice-breaker lesson which you can use right on the first day. Through various speaking activities and games and a final writing task, students get to know not only each other but also the teacher.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4T1

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