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I sat down so time ago to organize the ESL level 1 curriculum for kids. Is over 170 lessons too much or not enough for this level? 

 

I wrote enough lessons to get students to the next level. It is based on students ability not the yearly calendar. It is to get students to the next level. This curriculum was tested and adjusted based on real classroom teaching. 

 

Beginner ESL Lesson Plans 

(ESL Curriculum)

 

These are beginner ESL lessons plans (ESL Curriculum) for teaching ESL online to kids.This online ESL curriculum is designed to focus on speaking, sight words, grammar, spelling, and phonics while preparing students to build and gain fluency.

 

The fundamental principle behind this curriculum starts with getting students to speak in complete sentences. Furthermore, building vocabulary, understand of what was read, and at a high level of competence.

 

By doing this, the student begins to build confidence and start to talk more freely within the classroom. Once you build that strong bond with your students that is when you see them piece everything together. They will start expressing themselves at their own discretion.

 

Using external resources to tailor the ESL curriculum for each of your students creates a semi-customized curriculum. This is really how you can personalize your online ESL program for each student.

 

Based on English-language learner on Wikipedia. There are many factor that play a role in a students success as an English language learner. “The instruction and assessment of students, their cultural background, and the attitudes of classroom teachers towards ELLS have all been found to be factors in ELL student achievement.” Please keep these factors in mind when you review what you do in the classroom. 

 

Introduction to ESL for Beginners

This Beginner ESL Lessons Plans series starts with kids that know their ABC’s but have only started learning phonics. This student is still struggling with simple sentences.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How are you

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unit 1

Lesson 1# How are you?

Aim: To practice the greeting How are you?  I am __.  

Vocabulary: happy, sad, fine, mad, good, and sleepy.

 

Lesson 2# How old are you?

Aim: To practice How old are you?   I am __ years old.  

Vocabulary: five, six, seven, eight, and I don’t know.

 

Lesson 3# Colors: Pink, Red, Blue

Aim: To practice What is __?  The __ is __ (color).

Vocabulary: pink, red, blue, apple, car, flower, heart, pig, donut, balloon, cotton candy, bear, butterfly, chair, soccer ball.

 

Lesson 4# Colors: Green, Orange, Yellow

Aim: To practice What is __?  The __ is __ (color).  

Vocabulary: green, orange, yellow, frog, tree, pear, alligator, shirt, carrot, fish, basketball, lemon, duck, cheese, banana.

 

Lesson 5# Colors: Black, Purple, Brown

Aim: To practice What is __?  The __ is __ (color). 

Vocabulary: black, purple, brown, bat, cat, hat, bike, plum, dress, sofa, eggplant, bear, dog, horse, chocolate. 

 

Lesson 6# ABCs Review for (A-F)

Aim: Overall comprehension check for (A-F)

What is it?  It is a/an __.  

Can you see the __? Yes, I can see the __. No, I can’t see the __.

Vocabulary: ant, apple, alligator, bat, bird, bicycle, banana, cat, duck, elephant, fox, cow, car, cowgirl.

 

Lesson 7# ABCs Review for (G-M)

Aim: Overall comprehension check for (G-M)

What is it?  It is a/an __.

Can you see the __? Yes, I can see the __. No, I can’t see the __.

Vocabulary: goat, garlic, guitar, muffin, mouse, monkey, hat, iguana, jam, kite, leaves, girl. 

 

Lesson 8# English Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 7 lessons. What is it?  It is a/an __. 

How old is the __? Do you know?  I don’t know.

Vocabulary: mad, good, sleepy, happy, sad, fine, Elsa, Greg, Kevin, car, pig, heart, soccer ball, alligator, cheese, pear, basketball, bat, apple, bicycle, sofa, horse, bike, bird, cat, muffin, goat, hat, iguana.

 

Lesson 9# ABCs Review for (N-S)

Aim: Overall comprehension check for (N-S)

What do you see?  I see a/an __.

Can you see the __? Yes, I can see the __. No, I can’t see the __.

Vocabulary: necklace, ox, pig, queen, robot, scooter, panda, pepper, seal, snake, star, pink.

 

Lesson 10# ABCs Review for (T-Z)

Aim: Overall comprehension check for (T-Z)

What do you see?  I see a/an __.

Can you see the __? Yes, I can see the __. No, I can’t see the __. 

Vocabulary: table, umbrella, van, watermelon, x-ray, yak, zebra, tiger, tomato, tongue, fox, ox, ax, boy.

 

Lesson 11# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the material for this unit. What do you see?  I see a/an __.

Can you see the __? Yes, I can see the __. No, I can’t see the __. 

Vocabulary: cheese, mad, good, sleepy, five, six, seven, eight, car, pig, heart, soccer ball, alligator, basketball, pear, bike, sofa, horse, bat, goat.

 

Lesson 12# Sight Words: a, and, away, big, blue

Aim: To practice the “Sight Words”

I see (a) __.

I have a __.

Look at the __.  

Vocabulary: a, and, away, big, blue, shirt, alligator, bat, ant, apple, butterfly, bird, airplane, monkey, car.

 

Lesson 13# Word Family (at)

Aim: To practice the “Word Family (at)”

I see (a) __.

The _at …. 

Vocabulary: cat, bat, mat, fat, hat, rat, under, apple, cake, black, eggs, rabbit. 

 

Lesson 14# Grammar Nouns

Aim: To practice “Nouns – People”

He is a __. 

She is a __.

Vocabulary: He, She, drummer, baby, girl, boy, mother, cowgirl monster, bed, scared. 

 

Lesson 15# Grammar Nouns

Aim: To practice “Nouns  – People 2”

He is a __.

She is a __. 

Vocabulary: nurse, singer, doctor, chef, police officer, firefighter.

 

Lesson 16# Reading Lesson “Our Story”

Aim: To practice reading “Our Story”

This color is __.

The __ will play __.

These are __. 

He will __ __.

This is a __.

Vocabulary: red, play, balloons, tree, yellow, run, jump, song, away, little, look down.

 

Lesson 17# Reading Lesson “The Cup”

Aim: To practice reading “The Cup”

My mom is __.

This is (a) __. 

These are __. 

Vocabulary: mom, cup, kids, like, see, tea, some, look, could, again. 

 

Lesson 18# Math Lesson “1-20”

Aim: To practice counting “1-20”

There are __(number) __.

There is one __.

It is before __. It is after __.

How many __?

Vocabulary: spelling numbers, triangles, lemons, grapes, strawberries, watermelon, kiwi, pineapple, oranges, bananas, mango, platypuses, kangaroos. 

 

Lesson 19# Reading Lesson “My Little Pet Bat”

Aim: To practice reading “My Little Pet Bat”

This is (a/an) __.

We went __.

We see a little __.

My pet is a __. 

Vocabulary: little, bat, name, hill, hair, pet, had, went, him, tree, look, down, out. 

 

Lesson 20# Reading Lesson “A Man And The Hat”

Aim: To practice reading “A Man And The Hat”

(He/She/I) (has/had/have) (a/an) __. 

Vocabulary: box, hat, net, man, on, they, had, kid, said, big, red, fun, put, dad, mom, run.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

fine

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unit 2

Lesson 1# Short A

Aim: To practice the “Letter A – Phonics” 

What is it?  It is an __. 

Vocabulary: ant, apple, alligator, ate, bat, bicycle, bird, red.

 

Lesson 2# Letter B

Aim: To practice the “Letter B – Phonics”

What is it?  It is a __. 

Vocabulary: bat, bird, bicycle, banana, black, frog, green.

 

Lesson 3# Numbers 1-5

Aim: To practice counting “Numbers 1-5”

What number is it?  It is number __.

I see __(number) __(color) __. 

Vocabulary: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, one, two, three, four, five, apples, ants, alligators, birds, bats, suns, bananas, bike. 

 

Lesson 4# ABCs and 123

Aim: Short C, D, E, and F. 

What is it?  It is a/an __.

I see __(number) __. 

Vocabulary: cat, dog, egg, fox, numbers 1-6, feet, fork, fire, feather, fish, tickles, pink, ball, apples, buckle, knock, door, shoe, stick, straight, lay.

 

Lesson 5# Five Little Monkeys

Aim: To practice the “Letter M – Phonics”

What is it?  It is (a/an) __. 

Vocabulary: muffin, mouse, monkey, mouse, cheese, yellow, brown, panda, pig, horray.

 

Lesson 6# English Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 5 lessons. What is it?  It is (a/an) __.

I see __(number) __(color) __. 

Vocabulary: bat, bird, bicycle, banana, ant, apple, alligator, one, two, three, four, five, cat, egg, monkey, muffin, mouse, cheese, yellow, brown, panda, pig, hooray. 

 

Lesson 7# The Pink Pig

Aim: To practice the “Letter P – Phonics”

Vocabulary: pig, panda, and pepper. 

 

Lesson 8# Is it big? Is it small?

Aim: To practice “Big and Small”

Is it (big/small)? Yes, it is __. No, It is not __.

I see a (big/small) __. 

Vocabulary: big, small, baby, elephant, bird, whale, dinosaur, bee, ship, ant, Ferris wheel, pig.

 

Lesson 9# Is it fat? Is it thin?

Aim: To practice ” Fat and Thin”

Is it (fat/thin)? Yes, it is __. No, it is not __.

I see a (fat/thin) __. 

Vocabulary: fat, thin, hippo, rhino, snake, dog, grasshopper, cat, weasel, giraffe, guinea pig, rabbit. 

 

Lesson 10# Are they the same or different?

Aim: To practice “Same and Different”

Are they the same or different?

They are different. They are the same. 

Vocabulary: same, different, shoes, birds, lemons, kangaroos, nuts, robots, peas, leaves, carts, and marbles. 

 

Lesson 11# Triangles & Circles

Aim: To practice “Triangles & Circles”

Are these triangles or circles? These are (circles/triangles).

Do you like (triangles/circles)?

Vocabulary: triangles, circles, cone, pizza, clocks, pie, buttons, ice cream cone, pyramid, bubbles, basketball hoop, tent, mountain, smiling face, sides, oval, rectangle, square. 

 

Lesson 12# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the material for this unit.

It is (a/an) __.

I see a __.

They are the same. They are different.

It’s (big, small, fat, thin).

Vocabulary: dolls, panda, pepper, pig, elephant, ant, bee, dinosaur, whale, ship, mouse, monkey, bird, Ferris wheel, baby, rabbit, giraffe, hippo, robot. 

 

Lesson 13# Word Family (an)

Aim: To practice the “Word Family”

I see a __.

I like the __.  

Vocabulary: pan, man, van, fan, ran, can, red, black, big, blue, where, boy, brown, monkey, yellow, bird, under, banana, Ann, eggs, drinks. 

 

Lesson 14# Sight Words: can, come, down, find, for

Aim: To practice “Sight Words”

I can __. 

Vocabulary: can, come, down, find, for, run away, jump, play, red, funny, ball, little, clown, brown, down, more, door, blind, boar. 

 

Lesson 15# Grammar Nouns

Aim: To practice “Nouns  – Places” 

This is (a/an) __. 

Vocabulary: house, pizza restaurant, zoo, police station, ice cream shop, mall, library, and school. 

 

Lesson 16# Number Recognition 1-10

Aim: To practice reading “Number Recognition 1-10”

How many __ do you see? I see __ (number) __.

Can you find number __? Yes, I can find number __.

What color is the __?  The __ is __(color).

How many __ are there? There are __(number) __. 

Vocabulary: kiwi, strawberries, moon, tree, house, door, window, he, shoe, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, cars, turtles, presents, dogs, hamburger, diggers, hearts, fingers,

 

Lesson 17# Reading Lesson “Sad Cat”

Aim: To practice reading “Sad Cat”

This is a __.

__ is fun.

He/She (was/is) (sad, happy).

I had a (cat, dog)

Vocabulary: dad, cat, fun, big, bed, sad, was, had, said, come, not, stories, reads, like.

 

Lesson 18# Reading lesson “Fixing The Car”

Aim: To practice reading “Fixing The Car”

I have a __.

I am __.

Vocabulary: car, sit, fast, fix, all, down, had, him, little, out, fun, then, fixing, know, don’t, here, his, how, chair, with. 

 

Lesson 19# Reading Lesson “We Study”

Aim: To practice reading “We Study”

We spell __.

We read __.

We like to __.

I point to __. 

Vocabulary: study, large, America, spell, sentences, play, how, show, around, because, page, different, change, done, something, many, new, turn, point, about, test, school, write, words, time. 

 

Lesson 20# Reading Lesson “Mother Helps”

Aim: To practice reading “Mother Helps”

We read __.

He will show __.

I will do __.

I can spell __. 

Vocabulary: letter, mother, page, answer, show, learn, many, blank, show, tell, work, study, help, spell, name, animal, America, where. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

bike

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unit 3

Lesson 1# It’s a fast car! Letter C

Aim: To practice the “Letter C – Phonics”

What do you see?  I see (a) __.

Vocabulary: car, carrots, cat, candle fat, orange, hot, crayons, cookies, cakes. 

 

Lesson 2# It’s the donut man! Letter D

Aim: To practice the “Letter D – Phonics”

What do you see?  I see a __. 

Vocabulary: dog, desk, duck, door, donut, down, day, brown, sit, cat, yellow, man.

 

Lesson 3# It’s a goat! Letter G

Aim: To practice the “Letter G – Phonics” 

What do you see?  I see (a) __. 

Vocabulary: goat, guitar, garlic, animals, black, brown, eat, does not, igloo, yellow girls, grapes. 

 

Lesson 4# It’s an iguana! Letter I

Aim: To practice the “Letter I – Phonics”

What do you see?  I see an __. 

Vocabulary: ink, iguana, igloo, cold, sleeps, night, dine, vine, twigs, figs.

 

Lesson 5# My Family

Aim: To practice the “Family” 

Do you have a (brother/sister)? Yes, I have a __. No, I don’t have a __.

Who are they? They are my __ and __. 

Vocabulary: he, she, they, mother, father, brother, sister, family, large, small, big, short, tall.

 

Lesson 6# What can they do?

Aim: To practice the phrase “What can they do?”

What can (brother/sister) do?  (He/She) can __.

What can you do?  I can __. 

Vocabulary: brother, sister, he, she, read, play, swim, jump, eat, sing, family.  

 

Lesson 7# English Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 6 lessons.

What do you see?  I see (a/an) __.

What can you do?  I can __. 

Vocabulary: car, cat, candle, carrots, donut, dog, desk, door, duck, goat, guitar, garlic, ink, iguana, igloo, brother, sister, read, play, jump, swim, eat, sing, family.

 

Lesson 8# What do you see?

Aim: To practice the phrase “What do you see?”

What do you see?  I see (a/an) __. 

Do you see (a/an) __? Yes, I see (a/an) __. No, I don’t see (a/an) __. 

Vocabulary: big, small, airplane, bee, bicycle, triangle, circle, square, rectangle, cat, fat, house. 

 

Lesson 9# Few or Many?

Aim: To practice ” Few or Many”

I see many __. 

I see a few __. 

Vocabulary: few, many, boxes, sheep, carrots, ice cream, cake, cars, bananas, seagulls, peppers, dogs, candles, presents, bike, boxes, Christmas, circles, triangles, cloud. 

 

Lesson 10# E is for Egg

Aim: To practice the “Letter E – Phonics”

What is it?  It is an __. 

Vocabulary: elephant, egg, eggplant, escalator, ate, cannot.

 

Lesson 11# L is for Lion

Aim: To practice the “Letter L – Phonics”

What is it?  It is a __. 

Vocabulary: lion, leaf, ladder, angry, tall, light, lazy 

 

Lesson 12# Pattern Time

Aim: To practice “Patterns”

Do you like patterns? Yes, I like patterns, No, I don’t like patterns. 

Vocabulary: clap, roll, jump, run, shapes, dance, football, kick, drums, animals, bike, over, again, hands, circle, square, rectangle, bat, bird, panda, pig, monkey.  

 

Lesson 13# Sight Words: funny, go, help, here, I

Aim: To practice the “Sight Words”

I see (a) __.  I will go __.  I can make __.  

Vocabulary: funny, go, help, here, I, glad, shout, yeah, hurray, panda, feed, mouse, cheese, little, bird, car, blue, run away, muffin, honey, Mo.  

 

Lesson 14# Word Family (ag)

Aim: To practice “Word Family (ag)”

I see (a) __.

We help to __. 

Can you find the __?

Vocabulary: flag, wag, rag, sag, bag, tag, little, find, help, shirts, tail, its, car, face, put, above, spout, spider. 

 

Lesson 15# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 8 lessons.

What do you see? I see (a/an) __.

What is it?  It is (a/an) __. 

Vocabulary: roll, run, clap, airplane, bee, bicycle, presents, carrots, sheep, boxes, escalator, elephant, leaf, ladder, kick, football, cake, pig, tag. 

 

Lesson 16# Grammar Nouns

Aim: To practice using “Nouns – Places”

This is a __. 

Vocabulary: hospital, store, park, pizza restaurant, playground, school, swimming pool, market, sleepy, sad, mad.

 

Lesson 17# Numerals 1-10

Aim: To practice math Numerals 1-10

There are __ (numbers) __ in the box.

I see __ (number) __.

Can you find number __?  Yes, I can find number __.

This is number __.

Vocabulary: one, two, three, four, five, apples, oranges, soccer balls, donuts, sunflowers, pretzels, ice cream, fish, umbrellas, crowns, cats, ants, ducks, spiders, bats. 

 

Lesson 18# Reading Lesson “The New Place”

Aim: To practice reading “The New Place”

There are __ months in a year.

This is __ (month).

This is (a) __.

We live in (a/an) __. 

Vocabulary: place, year, sound, know, picture, work, little, new, people, year, live, care. 

 

Lesson 19# Reading Lesson “In The Sea”

Aim: To practice reading “In The Sea”

What does your family have?

What did you wait for?

Where did you walk?

Vocabulary: white, sea, mile, lights, thought, city, car, family, stuck, tow, truck, waited, maybe. 

 

Lesson 20# Reading Lesson “Plant A Tree” 

Aim: To practice reading lesson “Plant A Tree”

What do you see?  I see (a/an) __. 

What do you plant?

Where is your school?

Vocabulary: girl, plant, mountain, grow, children, watch, tree, close, school, towards, far away, group, grew, alongside, draw, agin, under. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vroom

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unit 4

Lesson 1# What do you see? Letter S

Aim: To practice the “Letter S – Phonics”

What do you see?  I see (a) __. 

Vocabulary: seal, snake, star, snow, yellow, white, do not, cute, steak, yummy. 

 

Lesson 2# What do you see? Letter T

Aim: To practice the “Letter T – Phonics” 

What do you see? I see (a) __. 

Vocabulary: table, tomato, tiger, tongue, weather, long, mad, pink, turkey.

 

Lesson 3# I have two hands.

Aim: To practice  “Body Parts”

What do you see? I see __ (number) __ (body part). 

Vocabulary: eyes, nose, elbows, hands, fingers, legs, feet, left, right, high, clean, brights, softly, long, short, small, mouth. 

 

Lesson 4# Look at my shirt!

Aim: To practice “Clothes”

Look at my __ (color) __ (clothes).

What does not belong?  The __ does not belong. 

Vocabulary: shirt, pants, scarf, hat, shoes, outside, white, blue, orange, pink.

 

Lesson 5# Look at my jeans!

Aim: To practice the “Letter J – Phonics”

What do you have?  I have (a) __. 

Vocabulary: jacket, jar, jeans, jam, jello, jelly, lemonade, blueberry, toast, green, strawberry.

 

Lesson 6# I have a rabbit!

Aim: To practice the “Letter R -Phonics” 

What do you have?  I have (a) __.

The __ is __. 

I like the __. I don’t like the __. 

Vocabulary: rat, ruler, robot, rabbit, cute, brown, small, cool, don’t. 

 

Lesson 7# English Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 6 lessons.

What do you have?  I have (a) __.

What do you see?  I see (a/an) __.

Look at my __ (color) __ (clothes). 

Vocabulary: hands, tiger, table, tongue, snake, star, seal, snow, eyes, legs, shirt, hat, scarf, jar, jam, jeans, jacket, rat, rabbit, ruler, robot. 

 

Lesson 8# Where is the key?

Aim: To practice the “Letter K – Phonics”

What do you see?  I see (a) __. 

The __ is to the left of the __.

The __ is to the right of the __.

The __ is between the __ and the __. 

Vocabulary: key, king, kettle, kite, nice, crown, old, loud, right, left, between. 

 

Lesson 9# Where is the ox?

Aim: To practice the “Letter X – Phonics”

What do you see?  I see (a/an) __. 

The __ is to the left of the __.

The __ is to the right of the __. 

The __ is between the __ and the __. 

Vocabulary: fox, ox, ax, x-ray, wax, small, big, horns, ride. 

 

Lesson 10# Sight Words: in, is, it, jump, little

Aim: To practice the “Sight Words”

The __ is in the __.

This is (a) __.

It is (a) __.

I see the __. 

Vocabulary: in, is, it, jump, little, quick, over, candlestick, pepper, box, car, nice, basket, high, thin, his, hit, bump, skittle, girl, hot, split.

 

Lesson 11# Word Family (ap)

Aim: To practice “Word Family (ap)”

You have (a) __.

I see (a) __.

Look at the __. 

Vocabulary: cap, nap, sap, map, tap, gap, teeth, takes, tree, water, our, girl, sofa, house, yummy, fluffy, higher, float, skies. 

 

Lesson 12# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 4 lessons.

What do you see?  I see (a) __.

The __ is to the (left/right) of the __. 

This is (a) __.

I see the __. 

Vocabulary: fox, ox, ax, x-ray, kite, jacket, king, key, kettle, jam, crown, jump, little, tin, bin, whiz, thump, brittle, sap, gap, nap, bright. 

 

Lesson 13# Grammar Nouns

Aim: To practice using “Nouns – Animals”

What animal is it?  It is (a) __. 

Vocabulary: bird, cat, dog, frog, fox, horse, lion, black, panda. 

 

Lesson 14# Review Sight Words: in, is, it, jump, little & Word Family (ap)

Aim: To practice “Sight Words & Word Family (ap)” 

The __ is in the __.

This is (a) __. 

It is (a) __. 

I see the __. 

Vocabulary: in, is, it, jump, little, cap, nap, sap, map, tap, gap, teeth, girl, our, water, from, sofa.

 

Lesson 15# Grammar Nouns

Aim: To practice using “Nouns – Animals”

What animal is it?  It is (a) __. 

Vocabulary: snake, tiger, dolphin, giraffe, whale, rabbit, dinosaur, koala. 

 

Lesson 16# Counting Objects 1-10

Aim: To practice counting objects 1-10.

There are __ (number) __.

I see __ (number) __ in the box. 

Vocabulary: eggs, tomatoes, colorful, rulers, glue, pencils, paperclips, staplers, scissors, bells, guitars, xylophones, cupcakes, lollipops, candy, crayons, erasers, music notes, avocados. 

 

Lesson 17# Reading Lesson “The Boy On The Farm”

Aim: To practice reading “The Boy On The Farm”

We see (a) ___.

Look at the __.

I see a __. 

Vocabulary: boy, farm, animals, house, small, right, over, made, water. 

 

Lesson 18# Reading Lesson “Tell Father I Found The Page”

Aim: To practice reading “Tell Father I Found The Page”

What will he do?  He will __.

What can she do?  She can __. 

What are these?  These are __. 

Vocabulary: why, work, father, read, book, new, page, farm, living, America, sentence, learn, story. 

 

Lesson 19# Reading Lesson “The Building”

Aim: To practice reading “The Building”

What is this?  This is (a) __.

What is this shape?  This shape is (a) __. 

Vocabulary: building, class, ten, circle, carefully, strong, men, built, inside, students, week, another, shape. 

 

Lesson 20# Reading Lesson “A Trip With Friends”

Aim: To practice reading “A Trip With Friends”

What is large?  A __ is large.

What are these?  These are __. 

Vocabulary: Sun, friends, ship, waves, rock, wind, ocean, large, huge, sun shines, watch, rocks, rip, safe. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

scarf

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unit 5

Lesson 1# It is the biggest! It is the smallest!

Aim: To practice “Big, bigger, the biggest, small, smaller, the smallest”

The __ is (the) __. 

Vocabulary: dog, horse, elephant, baby, kitten, fish, laptop, scooter, jet, big, bigger, the biggest, small, smaller, the smallest, goldfish, rectangle, circle, square, triangle, computer, van. 

 

Lesson 2# My Five Senses

Aim: To practice the “Five Senses”

What do you __?  I can __. It __. 

Vocabulary: see, hear, taste, smell, touch, flower, ice cream, teddy bear, cookies, hamburger, barking, loud, soft, rabbit, cute, tongue, hands, nose, ears, eyes, drums, monkey, leaf, pasta. 

 

Lesson 3# It’s an octopus

Aim: To practice the “Letter O – Phonics”

What is it?  It is an ___.  

Vocabulary: octopus, owl, otter, ostrich. orange, seafloor little, mice, lays, egg. 

 

Lesson 4# I have a necklace!

Aim: To practice the “Letter N – Phonics”

What is this?  This is a __.

The __ is __ (color). 

Vocabulary: notebook, newspaper, nurse, necklace, pretty, red, purple, read, books, peanuts.

 

Lesson 5# The yogurt is in the fridge!

Aim: To practice the “Letter Y – Phonics”

What is this?  This is (a) ___. 

Vocabulary: yogurt, yo-yo, yam, yak, brown, yellow, yummy, fun, not.

 

Lesson 6# The zebra is in the zoo!

Aim: To practice the “Letter Z -Phonics” 

What is this?  This is (a) __. 

Vocabulary: zebra, zero, zipper, zucchini, yak, yogurt, yam, green, yummy, number, blue, pants, jump. 

 

Lesson 7# I can cook in the kitchen!

Aim: To practice the “Rooms in the House”.

What is this?  This is (a/an) __.

(We/He/They) can _- in the __ (room).

Vocabulary: house, apartment, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, sofa, bed, and soap. 

 

Lesson 8# Too Small – Too Big!

Aim: To practice the “Too Small & Too Big”

The __ is too __ (big/small).

Vocabulary: cat, horse, computer, camera, dog, bird, hamburger, fish, elephant, yurt, jacket, shoes, hat. 

 

Lesson 9# Who is he? Who is she?

Aim: To practice the “He & She”

Who is (he/she)?  (He/She is a __ (job). 

Vocabulary: doctor, builder, waiter, chef, nurse, singer, teacher, waitress, waiter. 

 

Lesson 10# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 9 lessons.

The __ is __. 

What can you __ (sense)? I can __ (sense) __.

What is it?  It is (a/an) __. 

What is this?  This is (a/an) __. 

The __ goes in the __ (room).

The __ is too (small/big).

Who is (he/she)?  (He/She) is a __.

I can __ in the __ (room). 

Vocabulary: ears, eyes, nose, mouth, tongue, hands, house, apartment, live, small, smaller, the smallest, big, bigger, the biggest, taste, touch, smell, see, hear, owl, ostrich, otter, octopus, newspaper, notebook, yogurt, yam, yo-yo, yak, zipper, zero, zebra, bathroom, sofa.

 

Lesson 11# Sight Words: look, make, me, my, not

Aim: To practice “Sight Words”

This is (a) __.

Look at the __.  

Vocabulary: look, make, me, my, not, cookies, apple pie, kitten, pizza, vanilla, necklace, be, knot, noodles, chicken. 

 

Lesson 12# Word Family (ad)

Aim: To practice the “Word Family (ad)”.

He is __.

The __ is __ (feel).

I have (a) __.

I had (a) __. 

Vocabulary: sad, pad, dad, bad, mad, had, dog, yellow, backpack, Sam, man, nice, baby, school, write. 

 

Lesson 13# Grammar Nouns

Aim: To practice using “Nouns – Things”

This is (a) __. These are __.

Vocabulary: house, flag, chair, crayons, scissors, socks, apples, books. 

 

Lesson 14# Review Sight Words: look, make, me, my, not & Word Family (ad)

Aim: To practice “Sight Words & Word Family (ad)” 

Vocabulary: look, make, me, my, not, sad, pad, bad, mad, had, dad, feel better, cute, ice cream, blue, knee, strawberry, cheese.

 

Lesson 15# Reading: I see 1 tiger

Aim: To practice  “Reading – I see (1-3) __” 

What do you see? I see __ (1-3) __. 

Vocabulary: van, tiger, car, zebra, monkeys, socks, yaks, kids, swim, ride, drive, cannot, horns. 

 

Lesson 16# Reading Lesson “I Am Happy With My Job”

Aim: To practice reading “I Am Happy With My Job”

This is (a) __.

What does the store sell?  The store sells __.

He likes __. 

Vocabulary: job, store, winter, brother, happy, beautiful, records, music, sometimes, sell. 

 

Lesson 17# Number Correspondence

Aim: To practice Number Correspondence

There are __ (number) __. 

How many __ do you see?  I see __ (number) __. 

Can you draw __ (number) ___?  Yes, I can draw __ (number) __. 

Vocabulary: pencils, erasers, apples, worms, cookies, smart phones, onions, hammers, toilet paper, clipboard, coins, clocks, peanuts, cars, houses, watches, soccer balls. 

 

Lesson 18# Reading Lesson “Farmers And Their Dances

Aim: To practice reading “Farmers And Their Dances”

Do you like to dance?

How many legs do you have?

Do you live in Europe?

Vocabulary: dances, legs, region, members, Europe, farmer, energy, discover, present, southern, members, community, spread. 

 

Lesson 19# Reading Lesson “My Brown Cat”

Aim: To practice reading “My Brown Cat”

What will you do?

Where did you go this morning?  I went to __ this morning.

What is brown?  This __ is brown.

Vocabulary: have, went, will, under, brown, pretty, small, bowl, empty, find.

 

Lesson 20# Reading Lesson “Ride A Bike”

Aim: To practice reading “Ride A Bike”

What do you eat all of?

What do you want to ride?

What are they doing?

Vocabulary: all, ride, they, must, new, now, outside, sunny, friends, bike, careful, hurt, home. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unit 6

Lesson 1# Where is the teacher?

Aim: To practice “Where is the ___?”

Where is the __ (job)?  The __ (job) in in the __(place). 

Can you find the __ (job)?  Yes, I can find the __ (job) in the __ (place). 

Vocabulary: teacher, classroom, doctor, hospital, waiter, restaurant, chef, kitchen. 

 

Lesson 2# It is vanilla ice cream!

Aim: To practice the “Letter V – Phonics” 

What can you see?  I see (a) __. 

Vocabulary: vet, vegetables, vase, vanilla, white, ice cream, cat, smells, flowers. 

 

Lesson 3# It is a watermelon!

Aim: To practice the “Letter W – Phonics” 

What do you see?  I see (a) __. 

Vocabulary: wallet, watermelon, water, wind, fly, kite, blows, delicious. 

 

Lesson 4# She is a queen!

Aim: To practice the “Letter QU – Phonics”

What do you see?  I see (a) __. 

Vocabulary: queen, quail eggs, quilt, question, crown, pretty, soft.

 

Lesson 5# I have an umbrella!

Aim: To practice the “Letter U – Phonics”

What do you have?  I have (an) __.  

Vocabulary: uncle, underwear, ugly monster, umbrella, wears, use, blue. 

 

Lesson 6# English Assessment!

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 5 lessons. 

What do you have?  I have (a/an) __. 

What do you see?  I see (a/an) __. 

Vocabulary: vegetables, vanilla, restaurant, hospital, watermelon, wallet, quilt, question, underwear, umbrella. 

 

Lesson 7# I see your feet!

Aim: To practice the “Letter F – Phonics”. 

What can you see?  I can see __. 

Vocabulary: feet, feathers, fire, forks, fish, caught, alive, shoes, hot, dirty, colorful, small, forest, kiwi. 

 

Lesson 8# I have a horse!

Aim: To practice the “Letter H – Phonics”

What do you have?  I have (a) __. 

Vocabulary: horse, hamburger, hat, house, head, big, eat. 

 

Lesson 9# I can ride the fast train!

Aim: To practice  “Transportation”

What is it?   It is (a) __. 

How do you like to travel?

Vocabulary: plane, school bus, boat, train, ride, fly, row, car, fast, go. 

 

Lesson 10# I see the blue sky!

Aim: To practice “Transportation Highways”.

What do you see?  I see (a/the) __. 

Vocabulary: road, track, sky, water, window, high. 

 

Lesson 11# The girl is the slowest

Aim: To practice “Slow, slower, the slowest”

What is __?  The __ is __. 

Vocabulary: bus, bike, run, smart car, sloth, scooter, tractor, snail, slow, slower, the slowest, turtle.  

 

Lesson 12# The jet is the fastest

Aim: To practice ” fast, faster, and the fastest”

What is __?  The __ is __. 

Vocabulary: fast, faster, the fastest, car, train, airplane, jet, falcon, runner, cheetah, snowboarding, motorcycle, horse, in-line skating. 

 

Lesson 13# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 6 lessons.

What is __?  The __ is __.

I can see __.

I have (a) __.

It is (a) __. 

I see (a/the) __. 

Vocabulary: feet, feathers, horse, hamburger, school bus, train, road, track, slow, slower, the slowest, fast, faster, the fastest, shoes. 

 

Lesson 14# Sight Words: one, play, red, run, said

Aim: To practice “Sight Words”

(I/She/The boys) (like/likes) __.

I have __. 

Vocabulary: one, play, red, run, said, teacher, soccer, strawberries, park, vase, clay, fun, run, bread, and bed. 

 

Lesson 15# Word Family (ig)

Aim: To practice  the “Work Family (ig)”

The __ is __. 

The __ (like/likes) the __.

The __ has __. 

Vocabulary: big, pig, wig, dig, mig, rig, lion, boy, fast, hole, slow, dirty, fly, oil. 

 

Lesson 16# Reading: What do you see?

Aim: To practice “Reading”

What do you see?  I see __ (number) __. 

Vocabulary: eagle, alien, ape, bat, old man, boy, girl, unicorn. 

 

Lesson 17# Sorting by: Colors, Shapes, and Sizes

Aim: To practice to sort by colors, shapes, and sizes.

The shape of the __ is __.

I see __.

Can you sort the shapes by __?  Yes, I can sort the shapes by __. 

Vocabulary: circle, triangle, square, diamond, oval, rectangle, notebook, pencil, red, green, blue, yellow, purple, small, medium, large, long, short, round, length. 

 

Lesson 18# Reading Lesson “A Birthday Party”

Aim: To practice reading “A Birthday Party”

When is your birthday?

Do you have a teddy bear?

Do you like cake?

What games do you like to play?

Vocabulary: birthday, toy, party, bear, cake, games, gift, brown, slices.

 

Lesson 19# Reading Lesson “Breakfast Time”

Aim: To practice “Breakfast Time”

What do you eat for breakfast?

What are you doing now?

Do you have a big or small table? What shape is your table?

Who are you?  I am __. 

Vocabulary: one, eat, milk, table, now, am, breakfast, pancakes, eggs, favorite, milk, meal, ready. 

 

Lesson 20# Reading Lesson “Please Get Under The Bed” 

Aim: To practice reading “Please Get Under The Bed”

What is black?

What is your favorite toy?

What is on your table?

What do you have __ (number) of?

Tell me about your bed. 

Vocabulary: black, on, four, toys, bed, dog, Wilma, pretty, feet, down, sleep, under. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Unit 7

Lesson 1# The alien is scary!

Aim: To practice “Long Letter A – Phonics”

What is it?  It is (an) __. 

Vocabulary: ape, alien, apron, acorn, scary, small, yummy, hungry, medium, quiet. 

 

Lesson 2# The eagle can fly!

Aim: To practice the “Long Letter E – Phonics” 

What is it?  It is (an) __. 

Vocabulary: eagle, eraser, ear, eel, nice, ugly, fish, claws, baby. 

 

Lesson 3# I like ice cream!

Aim: To practice the “Long Letter I – Phonics”

What do you like?  I like (the) __. 

Vocabulary: ice cream, iceberg, island, ice, cold, swim, ice tea, vanilla. 

 

Lesson 4# I like colorful oval eggs!

Aim: To practice the “Long Letter O – Phonics”

What do you like?  I like (the) __.  I don’t like (the) __. 

Vocabulary: oval eggs, old man, oatmeal, ocean, strawberries, chocolate, cookies, owls, find, many, octopuses.

 

Lesson 5# I don’t like UFOs!

Aim: To practice the “Long Letter U – Phonics”

What do you like?  I like (the) __.  I don’t like (the) __. 

Vocabulary: UFO, unicycle, unicorn, uniforms, fun, ride, fast, wear, scary, football, basketball, soccer, clown. 

 

Lesson 6# English Assessment!

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 5 lessons.

What is it?  It is (an) __.

What do you like?  I like __.  I don’t like __. 

Vocabulary: alien, apron, eraser, eel, iceberg, ice cream, oval eggs, oatmeal, UFO, unicycle, clown, island, ape, acrorn, ear, vanilla, old man, ocean, uniform. 

 

Lesson 7# I like apples and candy apples!

Aim: To practice  “Fruit”.

What fruit do you like to eat?  I like to eat __.  I don’t like to eat __. 

Vocabulary: apples, candy apples, oranges, orange macaroons, lemons, lemon meringue, bananas, chocolate bananas, sour, sweet. 

 

Lesson 8# I like potatoes and French fries!

Aim: To practice the “Vegetables”

What vegetables do you like to eat? 

I like to eat __. I don’t like to eat __. 

Vocabulary: tomatoes, tomato sandwiches, onions, onion rings, carrots, carrot soup, potatoes, French fries, yucky, favorite, sweet. 

 

Lesson 9# I like cheese and cheesecake!

Aim: To practice  “Dairy”

What dairy do you like to (eat/drink)?  I like to (eat/drink) __. 

Do you want __?  I want __.  I don’t want __. 

Vocabulary: mike, milkshakes, yogurt, yogurt desserts, cheese, cheesecake, butter, butter cookies. 

 

Lesson 10# I like bagels with cream cheese!

Aim: To practice “Bread”

What do you like to eat?  I like to eat __.  I don’t like to eat __. 

Vocabulary: bread, jam, banana bread, butter, croissants, chocolate croissants, bagels, creamy, cream cheese. 

 

Lesson 11# I like steak and hamburgers!

Aim: To practice “Meat”

What do you like to eat?  I like to eat __.  I don’t like to eat __. 

Vocabulary: steak, hamburgers, fish sandwich, fried fish, pork chops, bacon, chicken sandwich, fried chicken, juicy, delicious.  

 

Lesson 12# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 5 lessons.

What __ do you like to eat?  I like to eat __.  I don’t like to eat __. 

Vocabulary: lemon meringue, chocolate bananas, oranges, French fries, onion rings, cheesecake, bacon, bagels, milkshake, croissants, hamburgers. 

 

Lesson 13# Sight Words & Word Families

Aim: To practice “Sight Words & Word Families (at & an)

I see (a) ___.  I can see __.

Look at the __.

The __ (animal) ___. 

Vocabulary: a, and, away, can, come, down, bat, mat, hat, cat, pan, man, fan, ran. 

 

Lesson 14# Grammar Action Verbs

Aim: To practice “Action Verbs” 

__ like(s) to __.  __ (don’t/doesn’t) like to __. 

Vocabulary: swim, ride, walk, run, play, sing, dance, jump. 

 

Lesson 15# Sight Words: see, the, three, to, two

Aim: To practice  “Sight Words”

I see __ (number) __ (animal).

The __ (number) __ (animal) (is/are) __. 

Vocabulary: see, the, three, to, two, elephants, ducks, zebras, horses, sheep, owls, monkeys, birds, penguins, polar bears, wolves, cows.

 

Lesson 16# Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC

Aim: To practice patterns AB, AABB, ABC.

The next shape is a __.

The pattern is __.

I see __ __. 

Vocabulary: balloons, wands, hearts, stars, moon, trapezoid, teardrop, pentagon, flashlight, boot, bee, clock, sweater, disco globe, beach chair. 

 

Lesson 17# Reading Lesson “I Ate All Four Cookies”

Aim: To practice reading “I Ate All Four Cookies”

Who ate the cookies?

How many hands do you have?

Do you like mornings, afternoons, or evenings?

When do you say please? 

Vocabulary: ate, he, please, white, morning, hand, cookies, plate, milk, father, held, sad, bring, brown.

 

Lesson 18# Reading Lesson “The White Flowers”

Aim: To practice reading “The White Flowwers”

Do you want to be a farmer?

Do you like flowers?

What do farmers do?

What animals live on a farm?

Vocabulary: farmer, flowers, cow, farm, soon, letter, white, man, pretty, brown, grand time, again, go out, write. 

 

Lesson 19# Reading Lesson “Where Is My Dog”

Aim: To practice reading “Where Is My Dog”

What do dog’s like to do?

What ball do you have?

Do you like to play in the rain?

Vocabulary: ran, ball, rain, she, there, door, Lilly, dog, black, bow, started, must, play, under, tree, looking, pretty. 

 

Lesson 20# Reading Lesson “The Little Nest”

Aim: To practice reading “The Little Nest”

Do you like to eat eggs?

Do you like chickens or ducks?

What animal do you like that lives on a farm?

Vocabulary: chicken, duck, egg, horse, nest, sheep, animals, farm, hatch, little, wait, many, find out, duckling.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Unit 8

Lesson 1# My Favorite Season is Summer!

Aim: To practice “Long Letter A – Phonics”

What season is it?  It is __.

My favorite season is __. 

Vocabulary: spring, summer, fall, winter, flowers, beach, leaves, hike, fish, bike, swim, surface, water park, haunted house, pick apples, ski, ice fishing, snowboarding, snow. 

 

Lesson 2# It is cold in winter!

Aim: To practice “Seasons & Weather”

What is the weather like in __ (season)? It is __ in __(season).

I like __ days in (season). I don’t like __ days in (season).

Vocabulary: spring, summer, fall, winter, rainy, warm, sunny, hot, windy, cool, snowy, cold. 

 

Lesson 3# I wear a shirt and shorts in summer!

Aim: To practice “Spring, Summer, & Clothes”

What do you wear in __?  I wear (a) __.

When is it (hot/rainy)?

Vocabulary: spring, summer, hat, light jacket, long sleeve, shirt, pants, long dress, socks, rain boots, overalls, shorts, shirts, sandals, dress, skirt, swimsuit. 

 

Lesson 4# I wear a coat and scarf in winter!

Aim: To practice the “Fall, Winter, & Clothes”

What do you wear in __?  I wear (a) __.

When is it (windy/snowy)?

Vocabulary: fall, winter, jacket, pants, shoes, hooded sweatshirt, sweater, jeans, high heel shoes, coat, winter hat, gloves, scarf, boots.

 

Lesson 5# I ride my bike in spring!

Aim: To practice “Spring Activities”

What do you do in spring?  I __ in spring.  I don’t __ in spring. 

Vocabulary: spring, run, pick flowers, play basketball, ride a bike,  

 

Lesson 6# English Assessment!

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 5 lessons.

What season is it?  It is __. 

What do you wear in __?  I wear __ in __ (season).

What is the weather like in __ (season)? It is __ in __ (season). 

Vocabulary: shorts, dress, surfing, water park, swimming, ovealls, rain boots, skirt, swimsuit, sandals, jeans, jacket, sweater, gloves, coat. 

 

Lesson 7# I swim in summer!

Aim: To practice “Summer Activities”.

What do you do in __ (season)?  I __ in __ (season).

What don’t you do in __ (season)?  I don’t __ in __ (season). 

Vocabulary: summer, swim, play soccer, play beach volleyball, pick raspberries. 

 

Lesson 8# I pick apples in fall!

Aim: To practice “Fall Activities”

What do you do in __ (season)?  I __ in __ (season).

What don’t you do in __ (season)?  I don’t __ in __ (season). 

Vocabulary: fall, fly a kite, play flag football, play in the leaves, pick apples. 

 

Lesson 9# I have a snowball fight in winter!

Aim: To practice ” Winter Activities”

What do you do in __ (season)?  I __ in __ (season).

What don’t you do in __ (season)? I don’t __ in __ (season). 

Vocabulary: winter, snowball fight, snowman, sledding, snow angel. 

 

Lesson 10# I want to eat Hawaiian pizza!

Aim: To practice “Spring Foods”

What do you eat in spring?  I eat __ in spring.

What don’t you eat in spring?  I don’t eat __ in spring. 

Vocabulary: pineapple, Hawaiian pizza, tomatoes, tomato soup, carrots, carrot cake, mangoes, mango dessert. 

 

Lesson 11# I eat strawberry ice cream in summer!

Aim: To practice “Summer Foods”

What do you eat in summer?  I eat __ in summer.

What don’t you eat in summer?  I don’t eat __in summer.

Vocabulary: peaches, peach pie, corn, popcorn, strawberries, strawberry ice cream, cucumbers, pickles.

 

Lesson 12# I eat pumpkin pie in fall!

Aim: To practice “Fall Foods”

What do you eat in fall?  I eat __ in fall. 

What don’t you eat in fall?  I don’t eat __ in fall. 

Vocabulary: sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, apples, apple pie, cranberries, cranberry sauce, pumpkins, pumpkin pie. 

 

Lesson 13# I eat cherry pie in winter!

Aim: To practice “Winter Foods”

What do you eat in winter?  I eat __ in winter. 

What don’t you eat in winter?  I don’t eat __ in winter. 

Vocabulary: pears, pear pancakes, cabbage, cabbage soup, cherries, cherry cake, grapefruit, grapefruit tarts. 

 

Lesson 14# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 7 lessons.

What do you eat in __ (season)? I eat __ in __ (season).

What don’t you eat in __ (season)?  I don’t eat __ in __ (season). 

Vocabulary: play soccer, pick raspberries, play flag football, pick apples, make a snow angel, have a snowball fight, carrot cake, peach pie, popcorn.

 

Lesson 15# Word Family (in)

Aim: To practice  “Word Family (in)”

He has __.

The __ (animal) has __.

I see __.

Vocabulary: chin, fin, pin, thin, win, twin. 

 

Lesson 16# Sight Words: up, we, where, yellow, you

Aim: To practice ” Sight Words”

We have __.

Where is the __?

Do you see the __?

Vocabulary: up, we, where, yellow, you, building, rainbow, sisters. 

 

Lesson 17# Grammar Adjectives

Aim: To practice “Adjectives”

I see (a/an) __.  I see __.

What is it?  It is (a/an) __. 

What does (he/she) have?  (He/She) has (a) __. 

What are they?  They are __. 

Vocabulary: stinky, wet, tiny, huge, pretty, ugly, bright, dark.

 

Lesson 18# Math Lesson “Left, Middle, Right”

Aim: To practice Math “Left, Middle, Right”

What is in the middle?  The __ is in the middle.

What is (in/on) the __?  The __ is (in/on) the __.

Where is the __?  The __ in on the (left/right).

How many things do you see (on/in) the __?  I see __ things (on/in) the __. 

What is the thing on the (right, left)?

Vocabulary: left, middle, right, hand, sky, high, raise, around, pound, bought, TV, bag, bear, door, pineapple, bottle, Christmas tree, smart phone, vase, milk, clock, ball, butterfly, frog.

 

Lesson 19# Reading Lesson “White Christmas”

Aim: To practice reading “White Christmas”

Do you like Santa Claus?

What present do you want from Santa Claus?

What is your favorite toy?

Do you like to play outside on snowy days?

Vocabulary: Santa Claus, doll, day, snow, present, Christmas, sled, Christmas tree, here, also, under, pretty, fun. 

 

Lesson 20# Reading Lesson “Mail A Letter”

Aim: To practice reading “Mail A Letter”

Have you mailed a letter?

Do you like to write letters?

Vocabulary: letter, mail, who, with, read, write, post office, stamps, dropbox, forgot, come, 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Unit 9

Lesson 1# I am Gino!

Aim: To practice “I am” 

I am __(name).  I am a __ (boy/girl).

I go to __ by __ (transportation).

Do you have a pet?  I have a pet __.  I don’t have a pet __.  

Vocabulary: I am, Daniela, Gino, Mike, Kelly, dance class, taxi, basketball class, bus, carrot store, train, vet, scooter, bus, turtle, kitten, fish, rabbit, bird, sub. 

 

Lesson 2# Where does she go!

Aim: To practice “He, She, & It” 

Where (do/does) (he/she/it/they/we/I) go?

(He/She/It/They/We/I) (goes/go) __ by __ (transportation). 

Vocabulary: he, she, it, clothing store, subway, toy store, van, house, foot, they, we, park, scooter, restaurant, unicycle, I.

 

Lesson 3# He-She-It

Aim: To practice “He, She, & It”

(She/He/It) is (a/an) __. 

Vocabulary: old man, girl, chair, hamburger, chef, builder, man, doctor, nurse, old lady, singer, teacher, woman, alien, yo-yo, flower, pumpkin.

 

Lesson 4# I-You-We-They

Aim: To practice “I, You, We, & They”

I am (a/an) __.

(You/We/They) are (a) __. 

Vocabulary: boy, mom, fireman, girl, dentist, musician, tourist, soccer player, clown, dancers, brothers, friends, in-line skaters.

 

Lesson 5# I’m eating candy!

Aim: To practice “I, He, She, & They” 

I am eating __ for breakfast.

He is eating __ for lunch.

She is eating __ for dinner.

They are eating __ for a snack. 

Vocabulary: cereal, eggs, toast, pancakes, fruit, pasta, soup, fried rice, fried chicken, sushi, beef, fish, pizza, candy, nuts, cookies, ice cream, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack. 

 

Lesson 6# English Assessment!

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 5 lessons.

I am __. I am a __.

(She/I/We) (go/goes) to __ by __ (transportation).

(He/She/It) is (a/an) __.

You are a __. 

(She/He/I) (am/is) eating __ for __(meal). 

Vocabulary: girl, boy, pet, train, scooter, bus, smart car, bicycle, subway, taxi, clothing store, mall, ice cream shop, park, van, unicycle, alien, beef. 

 

Lesson 7# I have a new watch!

Aim: To practice “A word”.

It is (a) __.

I see (a) __.

I would like (a) __.

I have a (a) __. 

Vocabulary: cat, van, zebra, goat, stick, watch, map, kite, lemon, rabbit, toy car, nose.

 

Lesson 8# That is an owl!

Aim: To practice “An”

It is (an) __.

I see (an) __.

That is (an) __.

I have (an) __. 

Vocabulary: ink bottle, ugly frog, alligator, alien, otter, elephant, ape, owl, egg, ox, igloo, apron.

 

Lesson 9# I like the blue lake!

Aim: To practice “The”

The __ is __. 

I see (the) __.

I like (the) __.

It is (the) __.

That is (the) __. 

Vocabulary: sun, moon, sky, grass, dress, shoes, cake, ring, window, lake, ocean, street. 

 

Lesson 10# I have slime and cars!

Aim: To practice “And”

She __ a __ (and) a __.

I see a __ (and) a __.

He has __ (and) __.

They have a __ (and) a __. 

Vocabulary: doll, bike, hat, necklace, scooter, shirt, slime, socks, cars, Legos, shoes, balls, candle, pen, puppy, cake, paper, teddy bears.

 

Lesson 11# Do you want chicken or fish!

Aim: To practice “Or”

Do you want a __ (or) a __?

Do you like __ (or)  __?

Do you have __ (or) __?

Vocabulary: book, jacket, sheep, toy, coat, horse, day time, night time, chicken, snow, fish, rain, milk, balloons, corn, juice, clocks, peas. 

 

Lesson 12# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 5 lessons.

It is (a/an) __.

I want (a) __.

He has __ (and) __.

I have __ (and) __. 

Vocabulary: zebra, van, horns, owl, otter, watch, map, stick, igloo, ox, apron, grass, sky, moon, ring, jacket, horse, toy, juice, clocks, coat, slime. 

 

Lesson 13# Word Family (ip)

Aim: To practice “Word Family (ip)”

The __ is __.

I see (a) __. 

Vocabulary: clip, dip, rip, drip, zip, skip, jeans, pants, bread, tap, rope, paper, jacket.

 

Lesson 14# Sight Words: all, am, are, at, ate.

Aim: To practice “Sight Words”

I am a __.

Look at __. 

Vocabulary: all, am, are, at, ate, owl, birds, beach, pretty, dam, seeds, park, seagulls, turkeys, penguins, colorful. 

 

Lesson 15# Grammar Subject

Aim: To practice  “Subject”

Who is this?  This is (a) __. 

What is this?  This is (a) __. 

Vocabulary: baby, child, man, woman, robin, squirrel, brother, sister, watermelon, bushy tail, hug. 

 

Lesson 16# Math Lesson “Top, Middle, Bottom”.

Aim: To practice Math “Top, Middle, Bottom”.

The __ is (at/in) the __ of the __. 

Where should your __ be worn?  My __ should be worn (on/in) __. 

How many __ do you see (at/in) the __?

The __ is (on/in) __ the __. 

Vocabulary: top, middle, bottom, books, snowman, rocket, butterfly, cat, shoes, shirt, pants, traffic light, street lights, balloons, scissors, leaves, stars, floor. 

 

Lesson 17# Reading Lesson “The Apple Tree”

Aim: To practice reading “The Apple Tree”

Do you like fruit?

Do you like squirrels?

Do you like to climb trees?

Do you like to sing?

Vocabulary: apple, song, tree, bird, eggs, squirrel, outside, many, nest, hatch, soon, nuts, instead, grey, mammal, very, else, happen. 

 

Lesson 18# Reading Lesson “Our Little Garden”

Aim: To practice reading “Our Little Garden”

Do you have a garden?

What do you want in your garden?

Do you like vegetables?

What do you buy at the store?

Vocabulary: garden, vegetables, flowers, corn, store, seeds, plant, grow, summer, piece, ground, things, medium-sized, packet, net, lovely. 

 

Lesson 19# Reading Lesson “My Top Car”

Aim: To practice reading “My Top Car”

Do you have a car?

What is your favorite (toy/color)?

Do you like the brown ground or green grass?

Vocabulary: pink, car, ground, grass, water, time, play, street, red, black, fun. 

 

Lesson 20# Reading Lesson “The Shoes”

Aim: To practice reading “The Shoes”

How many children are you friends with?

Do you have stinky feet?

What size is your bed?

What color is your floor?

What color are your shoes?

How do you go to school?

Vocabulary: children, feet, bed, floor, shoes, door, buy, new, great, proud, school, fast, another pair, black, under, wear, instead. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Unit 10

Lesson 1# I have to laugh but I want to cry!

Aim: To practice “But” 

Vocabulary: but, dog, pork, brownie, in, sweet, hot, out, sour, cold, laugh, stay, good, cry, go, bad, black, white, large, small, hard, and soft. 

 

Lesson 2# Are you a baby!

Aim: To practice “Ages” 

Vocabulary: baby, he, she, boy, girl, they, babies, child, children, teenager, teenagers, adult, and adults.

 

Lesson 3# I will feed the sheep!

Aim: To practice “EE words” 

Vocabulary: bee, teeth, sheep, seed, meet, green, free, tree, sleep, jeep, feet, beep, sweep, feed, and week. 

 

Lesson 4# The beans are cheap!

Aim: To practice “EA words”

Vocabulary: heat, meat, neat, seat, beat, leaf, beak, beans, cheap, clean, cream, dream, mean, neat, and please. 

 

Lesson 5# I paid for the gray clay today!

Aim: To practice “AY words”

Vocabulary: bay, day, may, pay, say, way, play, stay, gray, yay, sway, lay, clay, tray, and pray. 

 

Lesson 6# English Assessment!

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 5 lessons. 

Vocabulary: All

 

Lesson 7# The plane has plastic wings!

Aim: To practice “PL words”. 

Vocabulary: place, plus, play, plane, plan, please, plow, plug, plum planet, pliers, plant, pluck, plastic, and plenty. 

 

Lesson 8# The fresh fruit was frozen!

Aim: To practice “FR words”

Vocabulary: fruit, fry, frozen, free, fresh, frost, friend, fried, front, from, frog, freeze, frown, french fries, and fright. 

 

Lesson 9#  A snake was slithering in the snow!

Aim: To practice “SN words”

Vocabulary: sun, moon, sky, grass, dress, shoes, cake, ring, window, lake, ocean, and street. 

 

Lesson 10# Why does the white whale have a wheel?

Aim: To practice “WH words”

Vocabulary: whale, what, wheel, when, where, which, while, whip, why, white, wham, wheelchair, whine, whimper, and whirl. 

 

Lesson 11# He has a thorn in his thumb!

Aim: To practice “TH words”

Vocabulary: think, thumb, this, that, thin, third, thorn, three, throw, the, they, these, thief, thud, and thank.

 

Lesson 12# English Final Assessment

Aim: To do a comprehension check on the previous 5 lessons.

Vocabulary: All

 

Lesson 13# Word Family

Aim: To practice “Word Family (it)”

Vocabulary: kit, bit, sit, fit, hit, and pit.

 

Lesson 14# Sight Words

Aim: To practice “Sight Words”

Vocabulary: be, black, brown, but, and came.

 

Lesson 15# Grammar Verb

Aim: To practice  “Verbs” 

Vocabulary: run, eat, walk, dance, drink, sing, paint, and throw.

 

Lesson 16# Reading Lesson “I am Happy with my Job”

Aim: To practice reading “I am Happy with my Job”

Vocabulary: job, store, beautiful, winter, brother, and happy. 

 

Lesson 17# Reading Lesson “Farmers and Their Dances”

Aim: To practice reading “Farmers and Their Dances” 

Vocabulary: farmer, dances, legs, region, members, and Europe. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I was thinking about questions that I ask my students on a daily basis. I ask them questions during the warmer, almost on every slide, and at the end of class.

 

Why do I ask them so many questions you might be thinking?This helps to relate the material to the ESL students life. It helps to create the bond with each student. It makes them feel like you have a vested interest in them and care. You want to make sure you have a bucket of questions to ask them. 

 

ESL classroom warmers help to build the community for your students. It helps them relax so they can show themselves in the classroom. This resource Soul to Soul – Teacher to Student explains what you could do to build a community and relaxed environment for your students.

 

Another alternative is to use poetry as a warmer. Based on the article, Poetry in EFL Classroom, “Poetry is language used in a particular ways which involves rhyme.” Rhyme should be used in your lessons to give them a nice flow. It makes is so your lessons aren’t boring and flat. 

 

Here is my list of 305 ESL questions to ask kids:

 

About Me

1# How old are you?

2# What is your favorite color?

3# What is your favorite kind of ice cream?

4# When is your birthday?

5# Do you live in a city, town, or village?

 

After School  

1# What do you do after school?

2# What would you like to do after school?

3# How do you get home after school?

4# How long does it take you to get home after school?

5# If you could pick one after school class which one would it be? Why? 

 

Age

1# What is your age?

2# What is your (mom,dad, brother, sisters)s age?

3# How old is your (grandma, grandpa)?

4# Do you have a pet? How old is your pet?

#5 How old is your best friend?

How old

Animals

1# What is your favorite pet?

2# What is your favorite farm animal?

3# What is your favorite wild animal?

4# What is your favorite animal that lives in the sea?

5# What is your favorite animal that lives underground?

 

Bedroom  

1# Do you have your own bedroom?

2# Do you have a big or small bedroom?

3# What do you like about your bedroom?

4# What is your favorite thing that is in your bedroom?

5# If you could change one thing about your bedroom what would it be?

 

Big/Biggest

1# Who is the biggest in your home?

2# What big animal do you like?

3# What big thing do you like?

4# Is your school big or small?

5# Who is bigger you or your friend?

 

Birthday  

1# When is your birthday?

2# Where do you have your birthday party?

3# What kind of birthday cake do you want?

4# How many people do you want to invite to your birthday party?5# What do you want for your birthday?

 

Books

1# Do you like to read?

2# What kinds of books do you like to read?

3# What is your favorite book?

4# How many books do you have?

5# Do you read books every day, week, or month?

 

Class

1# What is your favorite class?

2# What is your least favorite class?

3# Who is your best friend in your class?

4# How many students are in your class?

5# Tell me about your class teacher. 

 

Cleanliness

1# What is clean in your house?

2# What is dirty in your house?

3# Is your bedroom clean or dirty?

4# Who cleans your bedroom?

5# What do you clean in your house?

 

Clothes  

1# What are your favorite clothes?

2# What are your favorite colored clothes?

3# What clothes do you wear in (spring, summer, fall, winter)?

4# What clothes don’t you like?

5# What is your (mom, dad)s favorite clothes?

 

Colors

1# What is your favorite color?

2# What are your parents favorite colors?

3# Show me something that has your favorite color on it?

4# What color don’t you like?

5# What’s your best friends favorite color?

Colors

Cook  

1# Who cooks in your home?

2# What is your favorite cooked food?

3# What is your favorite uncooked food?

4# Do you like to cook?

5# Can you cook?

 

Days of the week  

1# What is your favorite day of the week? Why?

2# What days do you go to school?

3# What days do you play with your friends?

4# What days do your do your hobbies?

5# What days do you stay up late?

 

Desserts

1# What is your favorite dessert?

2# Do you like ice cream or cake?

3# Do you like hot or cold desserts?

4# What is your favorite flavor dessert?

5# Do you like sweet or sour desserts?

 

Exercise  

1# What exercises do you like?

2# What is your favorite exercise?

3# Does your mom or dad like to exercise?

4# What exercises do you do at school?

5# What exercises do you like to do with your friends?

 

Family  

1# Do you have a brother or a sister?

2# What is his or her name?

3# Is your brother or sister younger or older than you?

4# Who is in your family?

5# What do you do with your family?

 

Fast/fastest

1# Who is the fastest at your school?

2# Are you fast or slow?

3# Who is the fastest in your family?

4# Which one of your friends is the fastest?

5# Which fast animal do you like? 

 

Fat/Fattest

1# What animal is the fattest?

2# What animal is not fat?

3# Do you have a fat pet?

4# What can make you fat?

5# What is something that is fat?

 

Favorite Foods

1# What is your favorite food?

2# What is your least favorite food?

3# What is your moms or dads favorite food?

4# What is your favorite food to order at a restaurant?

5# What is your best friends favorite food?

 

Favorite Things  

1# What is your favorite thing?

2# What is your favorite thing to do?

3# What is your favorite thing to hear?

4# What is your favorite thing to see?

5# What is your favorite thing to touch?

 

Fears

1# What land animal are you afraid of?

2# What sea animal are you afraid of?

3# Are you afraid of scary movies?

4# Are you afraid of monsters or aliens?

5# What bug are you afraid of?

 

Feelings  

1# How do you feel most of the time?

2# How do you feel on holidays?

3# When do you feel sad?

4# When do you feel happy?

5# How does your mom or dad feel most of the time? 

 

Few/Many

1# What do you have many of?

2# What do you have a few of?

3# Do you have many or a few relatives?

4# Do you have many or a few friends?

5# Do you have many or a few books?

 

Fly

1# What animals fly?

2# Which animal do you like that flies?

3# Which animal do you not like that flies?

4# If you could fly where would you go?

5# Do you like to fly in an airplane? 

 

Friends

1# Who is your best friend?

2# How many friends do you have?

3# What do you do with your friends?

4# How do you pick a friend?

5# How do you help your friends?  

 

Fruits

1# What is your favorite fruit?

2# What is your least favorite fruit?

3# What color is your favorite fruit?

4# Is your favorite fruit sweet or sour?

5# How many pieces of your favorite fruit can you eat?

Fun   

1# What do you do for fun with your friends?

2# What do you do for fun with your family?

3# What do you do for fun by yourself?

4# What is the most exciting place to have fun?

5# What is a fun toy that you like to play with?

 

Future 

1# What do you want to be in the future?

2# Where do you want to live in the future?

3# What do you want in the future?

4# What will computers look like in the future?

5# What will cars be like in the future?

 

Greetings  

1# How are you?

2# How are you doing today?

3# How’s it going?

4# How are you today?

5# What’s up?

 

Have you ever….  

1# Have you ever climbed a tree?

2# Have you ever jumped a bike?

3# Have you ever let off fireworks?

4# Have you ever watched a scary movie?

5# Have you ever traveled outside your country?

6# Have you ever eaten a bug?

 

Hobbies  

1# What are your favorite hobbies?

2# What is your favorite hobby? Why?

3# What hobby do you like to do in the (spring, summer, fall, winter)?

4# What hobby do you like to do by yourself?

5# What hobby do you like to do with your friends?

 

Holidays  

1# What is your favorite holiday?

2# Which holiday don’t you like?

3# Which holiday do you travel on?

4# What do you like to do on a summer holiday?

5# What do you like to do on a winter holiday?

 

Home

1# Do you like in a house or apartment?

2# What do you like about your home?

3# How many rooms does your home have?

4# How many people live in your home?

5# What do you like to do in your home?

 

If Questions  

1# If you had no homework and classes what would you do?

2# If you had lots of money what would you do?

3# If you had a super big house what would you do?

4# If you could travel somewhere where would you want to travel to?

5# If you could do anything with your friends what would you want to do?

 

Last Weekend/Last Week  

1# What did you do last weekend?

2# What was something fun you did last week?

3# Did you visit anyone last week?

4# Did anything exciting happen last weekend?

5# Did anyone visit you last weekend?

 

Location

1# Where do you live?

2# Where do your grandparents live?

3# Where do you want to live when you get bigger?

4# What place do you want to travel?

5# Where do you like to go to the beach or mountains?

 

Meat

1# Do you like meat?

2# What meat do you like?

3# Do you eat meat for breakfast?

4# What meat don’t you like?

5# What meat do you like to eat at a restaurant?

Meat

Months of the Year

1# What month were you born in?

2# What is your favorite month of the year?

3# What months does it snow?

4# What are the summer months?

5# What month was your mom or dad born in?

 

Money 

1# Do you get money?

2# Do you save or spend your money?

3# What do you want to buy with your money?

4# What cost a lot of money?

5# What does not cost a lot of money?

 

Movies

1# Do you like to watch movies?

2# Do you watch movies at home or in the cinema?

3# What kind of movies do you like to watch?

4# What kind of movies don’t you like to watch?

5# What is your favorite movie to watch?

 

Music  

1# Do you listen to music?

2# What is your favorite music?

3# What is your least favorite music?

4# What music does your grandma or grandpa listen to?

5# Do you listen to music during the holidays?

 

My City  

1# Do you live in a city?

2# Is your city or town big or small?

3# What do you like about your city?

4# What don’t you like about your city?

5# What do you do in your city?

 

Numbers  

1# What is your favorite number?

2# What is your least favorite number? Why?

3# What is your mom or dads favorite number?

4# What do you have a number of?

5# What is a unlucky or lucky number?

 

Pets  

1# Do you have a pet?

2#Do you want a pet?

3# Do you want a small, medium-sized or big pet?

4# What color pet do you want?

5# Why don’t you want a pet?

 

Seasons  

1# What is your favorite season?

2# Why do you like (spring, summer, fall, or winter)?

3# What do you do in (spring, summer, fall, or winter)?

4# What do you eat in (spring, summer, fall, or winter)?

5# What season don’t you like?

Summer

School

1# Where do you go to school?

2# Do you go to a big or small school?

3# How do you go to school?

4# Do you like school?

5# How many classmates do you have?

 

Shapes & Sizes  

1# What is your favorite shape?

2# What is your least favorite shape? Why?

3# What shape is your bedroom?

4# What size is your bedroom?

5# What size is your classroom?

 

Shopping

1# Do you like shopping?

2# What do you like to go shopping for?

3# What don’t you like to go shopping for?

4# Where do you like to go shopping?

5# Who do you go shopping with?  

 

Sleep  

1# What time do you go to bed?

2# How many hours do you sleep each night?

3# Do you take a nap on weekends?

4# What time do you wake up in the morning?

5# Do you sleep in a big or small bed?

 

Slow/slowest

1# Are you slow or fast?

2# Who is the slowest at your school?

3# What is the slowest animal?

4# Who is the slowest in your family?

5# Who is your slowest friend?

 

Small/Smallest

1# Who is the smallest in your family?

2# What is the smallest animal you like?

3# What small thing do you like?

4# Is your home big or small?

5# Who is smaller you or your friend?

small

Sports

1# Do you like playing sports?

2# Do you like watch sports?

3# What is your favorite sport?

4# What is your least favorite sport?

5# Who do you play sports with?

 

Superpower

1# Do you want a superpower?

2# What superpower do you want?

3# What superpower would you give to your best friend?

4# What superpower don’t you want?

5# If you could give a superpower to someone who would you give it to?

 

Thin/Thinnest

1# What animal is the thinnest?

2# What animal is not thin?

3# Do you have a thin or thick pencil?

4# What can help you to stay thin?

5# What is something that is thin?

 

Time

1# What time do you go to school?

2# What time do you come home from school?

3# What is your favorite time of the day?

4# What is your least favorite time of the day?

5# What time do you eat (breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack)?  

 

Transportation

1# How do you go to school?

2# How do you go to the park?

3# How do you travel during the holidays?

4# What is your favorite type of transportation?

5# What is your least favorite type of transportation?  

 

Travel

1# Do you like to travel?

2# Where do you want to travel to?

3# What is your favorite place to travel to?

4# What is your least favorite place to travel to?

5# Who do you like to travel with?  

 

TV 

1# Do you watch cartoons on TV?

2# Which cartoon is your favorite?

3# Do you watch movies on TV?

4# Do you like action, funny, scary, sad, or fantasy movies? 

5# What is your favorite show on TV?

 

Vegetables

1# What is your favorite vegetable?

2# What color is your favorite vegetable?

3# What shape is your favorite vegetable?

4# What is your least favorite vegetable?

5# What vegetables do your mom and dad like to eat?

 

Weather

1# What is the weather like today?

2# What is your favorite weather?

3# What is your least favorite weather?

4# What is your grandma or grandpas favorite weather?

5# What do you like to do during your favorite weather?

Helping online ESL teachers is my passion.

Daniel Anthony DiDio     Happy Teaching ?

 

I was thinking last night. What are the best resources someone could use to build a killer curriculum?

 

It is overwhelming to plan out an entire curriculum but you want to make sure you’re not missing anything. You need to include sight words, grammar, word families, phonics, reading, writing, speaking time, math, songs, and some rhyme.

 

You want to make sure you have repetition but that it is not boring. Add some music to your curriculum. This is excellent article on how music therapy has helped ESL kindergarten students in the US. 

 

An example, you are teaching apple but instead of having an apple on a slide add an apple pie. It makes it more interesting plus creates conversation.

 

You can ask your student: Do you like apples or apple pie? Do you like candy apples? Do you like red or green apples? You can go in many directions. Remember to relate the slides to the student’s life. 

Fruit

Which sight word lists are best for beginner ESL students?

 

I use the Fry and Dolch Sight Word Lists. I use Dolch sight words as the main words for my ESL curriculum.

A dolch word study has concluded, “These findings are consistent with previous literature and offer further insight into the learning of sight words by this population. Interactive games proved effective with children; they learned quickly over a relatively short time exposure.” This would be great for homework before a lesson. 

 

I use the Fry sight word lists for the reading sections. Also, I use both lists when creating general content for the curriculum. It creates a good balance for the curriculum.

 

The Dolch Sight Words list includes 220 words and 95 high frequency used nouns. It contains 80% of words in children’s books and 50% of words found in adults writing.

 

Pre-K Dolch Sight Words: a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you

 

Kindergarten Dolch Sight Words: all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes

 

First Grade Dolch Sight Words : after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, going, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were, when

 

The Fry Sight Words is a more present-day list. It is the most common 1,000 words to appear in reading material for Grades 3-9. It would equip a kid to read 90% of words in a typical book.

 

Fry Word List (1st 100 words) : a, about, all, an, and, are, as, at, be, been, but, by, called, can, come, could, day, did, do, down, each, find, first, for, from, get, go, had, has, have, he, her, him, his, how, I, if, in, into, is, it, like, long, look, made, make, many, may, more, my, no, not, now, number, of, oil, on, one, or, other, out, part, people, said, see, she, sit, so, some, than, that, the, their, them, then, there, these, they, this, time, to, two, up, use, was, water, way, we, were, what, when, which, who, will, with, words, would, write, you, your

 

Fry Word List (2nd 100 words) : after, again, air, also, America, animal, another, answer, any, around, ask, away, back, because, before, big, boy, came, change, different, does, end, even, follow, form, found, give, good, great, hand, help, here, home, house, just, kind, know, land, large, learn, letter, line, little, live, man, me, means, men, most, mother, move, much, must, name, need, new, off, old, only, our, over, page, picture, place, play, point, put, read, right, same, say, sentence, set, should, show, small, sound, spell, still, study, such, take, tell, things, think, three, through, too, try, turn, us, very, want, well, went, where, why, work, world, years

Which grammar points do ESL students need to learn?

 

Below is a list of grammar points that you can teach. Go to Amazon.com. Type in “Grammar for Kids”. Take a look at some of the book’s table of contents. This will give you a good idea of what to teach I would buy a few books that you can download and this will give you a starting point for your grammar lessons.

Simple Present – Be

Singular & Plural Nouns

Articles 1

Subject-Verb Agreement 1

Pronouns 1

Questions

Simple Present & Present Progressive

Simple Present Vs. Present Progressive

Parts of Speech

Adverbs of Frequency

Adjectives

Prepositions of Time

Prepositions of Place

Simple Past

Count Vs. Non-Count Nouns

Quantifiers – Many & Much

Articles 2

Quantifiers – Some & Any

Adverbs of Manner

Prepositions

Subject-Verb Agreement 2

Simple Future

Pronouns 2

Gerunds & Infinitives

Modals of Advice

First Conditional

Equative, Comparative & Superlative Adjectives

Comparative & Superlatives – Adjectives & Adverbs

Present Perfect

Present Perfect Progressive

Modals of Necessity & Obligation

Second Conditional

Complete Sentences

Conjunctions

Tag Questions

Past Progressive

Future Progressive

Verb Tense Review 1 – The Simple Tenses

Passive Voice

Causative Verbs

Third Conditional

Past Tense Modals

Adjective Clauses

Adjective Phrases

Direct & Reported Speech

Embedded Questions

Adverb Clauses of Time

Adverb Clauses of Contrast

Past Perfect

Past Perfect Progressive

Subjunctive

Future Perfect

Future Perfect Progressive

Verb Tense Review 2 – The Perfect Tenses

 

What word families are best?

 

Here is a list of the most common word families. Enchanted Learning has a great list of the most common word families.

 

The 37 most common word families in English (according to Wylie and Durrell) are: ack, ain, ake, ale, all, ame, an, ank, ap, ash, at, ate, aw ay, eat, ell, est, ice, ick, ide, ight, ill, in, ine, ing, ink, ip, it, ock, oke, op, ore, ot, uck ,ug, ump, unk.

 

Look at some material about word families on Teachers Pay Teachers. Th e free resource above might be enough.

 

I cross-reference Enchanted Learning and two other reference books. Next, I look at the word family lists and pick the words that are best for my students. Here is an example of a word family lesson I have created for my ESL curriculum.

 

Don’t forget about phonics.

 

An excellent resource for phonics is readingbear.org. I use it and Youtube to review phonics material before I start creating each phonic lesson. Here is the phonic lesson I have created for my ESL curriculum for beginners.

 

Also, Jolly Phonics is great because it shows a picture and how to create each sound. An example, it shows a snake for the letter S. Action: weave your hand like a snake making an S shape saying sssssssss. Set 1: s, a, t, p, i, nSet 2: ck, e, h, r, m, dSet 3: g, o, u, l, f, bSet 4: ai, j, oa, ie, ee, orSet 5: z, w, ng, v, oo, ooSet 6: y, x, ch, sh, th, thSet r: qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar

Reading is king.

 

Reading is so important. I use reading during the warm via a song. I have a reading session in each lesson. Also, I have an ending song or poem. I have increased the reading section of the curriculum.

 

Finally, I created two lessons per unit that are reading lessons. Here are two examples: one is reading in a normal lesson and the second is a stand-alone reading lesson. I will post my full reading lesson below. This should give you a good starting point for your reading lessons.

 

Don’t forget the Rhyme or Spicy!

 

Look at your lessons and after you teach them. Are your lessons flat or boring?

 

You need to spice them up a bit with some rhyme. You can use Rhyme Zone to add a little bit to your lessons. I add a little rhyme to the beginning and end reading sections of each lesson. 

 

Elementary student lessons need to have a strong foundation but they also need to be fun. Bring your teaching touch and flair to each lesson. Put your own spin on your ESL curriculum for beginners.

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How to put your spin on the curriculum to make a “Killer Curriculum”?

 

Your teaching experience and your teaching style are why students pick you to teach them. I chit chat students to fluency. I use the talking sections to learn more about my students. I bring in the vocabulary they have learned into the speaking sections. I make each lesson about them and their life.

 

This is why my curriculum is different from others. I bring my passion to the curriculum. You need to bring your passion to create the curriculum for your students.

 

Many teachers create their own curriculum. We are doing the same thing.  Bring  your personality and excitement to your curriculum.

Have fun!

Helping online ESL teachers is my passion.

Daniel Anthony DiDio     Happy Teaching ?

 

I’m sitting here at my desk and wondering should a teacher create an ESL Curriculum for beginner students?

 

The most nerve-racking sound I hear is your bank account going down to nothing. Plus, the time needed to create a solid ESL curriculum. In my experience of creating a beginner ESL curriculum of over 170 lessons. It will cost you $7,500 – $11,500 to create it per level. So if you create 5 levels it will cost $37,500 – $57,500.

 
For most teachers, it doesn’t make sense to create their own ESL curriculum. Unless they are going to sell it to other teachers. It takes a lot of time and energy. They could spend that time with their families, on other activities, or teaching more.
 
You will need to determine:
 
1# What are your goals?
 
Do you want to teach? or Do you want to create a curriculum?
 
In my experience, it is hard to do both. If you are teaching private students then you will need to do some type of marketing to get those students. That takes time to build up. You want to put the process on autopilot and that does not happen overnight.

How many hours will it take?

 
It will take you time to get the photos, structure the format of each slide, test it with real students, and then tweak it. For me, this process takes 2-3 hours per lesson. You can outsource the lessons to get the basic structure down but that will increase your cost. You will need to do the final version of your curriculum.
 
You can get photos that a free for commercial use with no attribution required. For this, I use Pixabay or Pxhere.
 
You will need to come up with a structure for each type of lesson. This takes time and will add to your cost when creating the first level of your ESL curriculum. Once you do this, the time needed to create each lesson will go down.
 
Planning out each unit is important to creating an ESL curriculum. You will need word lists, sight words, grammar, word families, etc.
 
You might use a combination of them both. It is a lot of planning work for each unit and level.
 
I created a lesson on “How old are you?”. It is for 30 slides. I have about 30 different photos of the lesson. If each slide takes 5 minutes to create then you are looking at more than 2 hours. That doesn’t take into account teaching it to a real student. Plus making your final edits to the curriculum.

Why will it cost so much?

 
It is my hourly rate. For example, if you make $20 per hour and it takes 3 hours to complete a final version of each lesson. It will you $10,200 to create that level.
 
If you outsource the work it will still cost between $12-$20 per lesson. You will still need to give your own personal touches to it. You could do it for around $7,500 if your hourly rate is at or below $15 per hour. For me, it cost me more to outsource it because I still spend the same about of time on it.
 

Will students benefit?

 
Based on my experience, you can create an ESL curriculum that has a positive impact on your students. You can see the progress that they are making. You should be teaching your private ESL students with a curriculum.
 
Do not use PDF books to teach. I have done that in the past with an ESL company that I worked for. They can’t keep the students.
 
A structured ESL curriculum for teaching ESL students online is a must. The offline ESL books are not a good substitute for an online ESL curriculum. The ESL books are not engaging for ESL students.
 
Having a core curriculum can provide a framework or structure to your program. It provides a standardization of what will be taught for each level. But you need to add other supplementary resources to make a customize experience for your students. This is an article to backup the findings. “Making Decisions About ESL Curriculum”. 

Examples of ESL curriculum:

 
Here are some ESL curriculums that you can use to teach your students. They are basic curriculums you will need to add much more time preparing and adding to those lessons.
 
 
The powerpoint slides are pictures of fruit with the names of the fruit. They do have some ESL games and some worksheets. It goes into detail about what fruit he or she likes. You still would need to add in warmer slides, reading sections, a song, and talking slides.
 
It does have the basic vocabulary but you would need to build upon it so that your students get results. It is a good starting point. It is not enough content to make a full curriculum out of it for your students. It would still take a lot of work.
 
It would still take about 2 hours to create each lesson.
 
It has 105 lessons. This curriculum would give you 35 weeks of lessons if you taught that student 3 times a week.
 
Cost: Free
 
 
The ESL curriculum has videos, flashcards, and worksheets. It seems like you could create a very good curriculum with it. I would piece it together in a powerpoint lesson. It would still take you some time but it would be fun for students.
 
It looks like you should have some content for homework too.
 
It should take under 1 hour to create each lesson.
 
It has 2 levels so far.
 
Cost: Pay per book
 
 
It would be more modular-based like Off2Class.com. Off2class would be a better starting point. It is more geared toward teenagers and adults. They do have some beginner lessons but not for the absolute beginner. It starts out around level 4 and geared to 11-15-year-old students.
 
You could tweak the lessons and content for younger students.
 
It should take you under 1 hour to create each lesson.
 
Off2class has over 600 lessons.
 
Cost: $8 – $107 per month
 
 
This is my curriculum. It is an ESL curriculum for absolute beginners. It has over 170 lessons for level 1. It is more of an integrated curriculum. You would still need to create your own homework and a few props. It is a solid curriculum to keep your student base and see improvements in your students.
 
This ESL curriculum would give you 56 weeks of lessons if you taught that student 3 times a week.
 
Cost: Pay per month per teacher
 
 
It is a good curriculum with around 90 lessons total for all levels. This would save you a lot of time in the beginning but at some point, you will need to create more lessons.
If you teach a student three times a week then you would finish everything in 30 weeks.
 
This would get you up and running to start teaching your own students.
 
Cost: $60-$190 per year
One of these might be a good starting point for your ESL curriculum for a beginning student. You could use these while you are building your curriculum. You might decide to use one of them are your full-time ESL curriculum.
 
This gives you are a starting point to think about which direction you want to go in.
 
It comes down to what is your passion and goals? My passion is teaching ESL online to students. I felt like I needed a solid curriculum to do that. I couldn’t find a good ESL curriculum for beginners. That is why I created my own curriculum to teach kids.
 
It is a grind to teach and create your curriculum at the same time. You will need to decide if that is the direction you want to go in. It might take you 3-5 years to create 4-5 levels for your students.
 
It is hard work but in the end the reward of creating a customized ESL curriculum for your students. Something that you can use for years to come.

Helping online ESL teachers is my passion.

Daniel Anthony DiDio     Happy Teaching ?