Young Learners Lesson Plans, Page Two

Here, you will find a collection of lesson plans prepared specifically to teach young learners, with an emphasis of sense-based teaching, colors, repetition and short activities to ensure your young ESL learners stay interested - and learn!

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What's The Weather Like?

Target Language: Weather and clothes vocabulary, present continuous.
Description: The lesson begins with students talking about the weather and learning the names of clothes. A picture-guided writing gets them talking about what different people are wearing. The lesson finishes with a fun song/chant about the weather.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL8
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An Ordinary Day

Target Language: Daily routines, frequency adverbs, present simple.
Description: Students learn about using frequency adverbs when talking about the daily routine of themselves and others. There's a fun memory game to finish with.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL9
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Tell Me Lies

Target Language: Jobs vocabulary, Present simple vs. Present continuous.
Description: Students play around with the truth to practice present verb forms and talking about routines. There is also practice of job name vocabulary.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL10
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Where Where?

Target Language: Prepositions of place, Present Simple questions
Description: After some speaking practice using "where?", the lesson moves onto third person questions with Present Simple and prepositions of place using a colorful map. The lesson finishes with an enjoyable physical game that will get your students moving!
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL11
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I Don't Play The Piano

Target Language: Present Simple negative, musical instruments.
Description: Practice of forming negative sentences using the Present Simple followed by using this while speaking about musical instruments. A short reading and a transformation exercise is followed by a speaking activity where students create a chain sentence.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL12
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Home Sweet Home

Target Language: Where is/are? Where do/does? Vocabulary: rooms, furniture, days of week.
Description: Students get practice talking and writing about different family members doing different things in different parts of the house. The second half of the lesson gives practice in asking questions using Where is/does, etc.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL13
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Target Language: Vocabulary: months, seasons. Present Simple revision.
Description: After a fun drawing dictation warmer, students get to categorize vocabulary by seasons and then get to practice the months of the year. There is some revision of the Present Simple in the form of a short reading and a closing speaking activity.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL14
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We're Going To Have Fun

Target Language: 'Going to' future, positive and negative forms. Vocabulary: simple collocations.
Description: The focus of this lesson is using 'going to' to talk about future plans and the lesson begins with a fun mime game using 'going to'. There is a simple collocation vocabulary exercise which focuses on free-time activities. The lesson finishes with an enjoyable speaking activity which gives practice at using the negative form.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL15
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What's Going To Happen?

Target Language: 'Going to' future, revision of Present Simple & Present Continuous. Vocabulary: motion verbs.
Description: The start of the lesson sees a focus on using the 'going to' future to make evidence-based predictions ("he's going to fall in the hole!"). After a vocabulary exercise that teaches motion verbs such as 'run', 'dive' and 'jump', students do some work combining the verbs with 'going to'.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL16
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Were You There?

Target Language: Past Simple of the verb "to be", feelings and animals vocabulary, time expressions.
Description: Students begin by being prompted to talk about where they were or where other people were at specific times in the past. Students further practice the past simple of 'to be' while using adjectives to describe emotions and feelings. After a fun rhyming game, there is a guided speaking activity to get students using the past simple of 'to be'.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL17

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