Category: Lesson plans

A vocabulary activity: engaging students with words 0

A vocabulary activity: engaging students with words

Reading comprehension and vocabulary teaching The following vocabulary lesson plan can be done in combination with a reading comprehension activity. The activity tries to engage students cognitively with unfamiliar words they will encounter in...

How to teach future plans with going to? 4

How to teach future plans with going to?

Teaching future tense Expressing the future tense in English may pose a problems for learners because it can be expressed differently for different purposes. This is a short list of some future forms: Bread...

Communication 3

How to teach conditional sentence type 1

Of the four types, conditional sentence type one is the easiest one to teach. Students should be able to understand the following: There is an if-clause and a then-clause in conditional sentence. The then-clause should...

Spelling bee activity 0

Spelling bee activity

A spelling bee is a competition where contestants are asked to spell words. The origin of the spelling bee is believed to be in the United States. Nowadays, spelling bee events are organized in...

Tips to practice the simple present tense 3

Tips to practice the simple present tense

When teaching and practicing the simple present tense students must understand that the present simple is used to describe routines, habits, daily activities, and general truths. The following practice tips range from mechanical drills...

How to teach the simple present tense? 14

How to teach the simple present tense?

Difficulties When teaching the simple present tense, there are several considerations teachers have to take into account. First, some irregular verbs may confuse students. For instance, the verb ‘have‘ and ‘be‘ have different forms...

Teaching Very Young Learners 1

Teaching Very Young Learners

Teaching very young learners, those considered to be between three and five years old, may be a challenge because of many reasons. To start with, it is usually very hard to keep these learners...

The elements of a short story lesson plan 1

The elements of a short story lesson plan

This lesson plan helps students explore the different elements of a short story. By the end of the lesson students will be able to come up with a definition of the short story and...

How to teach the present perfect simple? 7

How to teach the present perfect simple?

Many teachers find it challenging to teach the present perfect. This is due to a number of reasons. First, the present perfect is not really a present tense. It is composed of the auxiliary...