In fact they are not very suitable for a practical and busy ESL teacher who teaches 20 to 24 hours per week or more.
A lesson plan should serve the teacher but not the bureaucrats who come to watch how the teacher teaches and require from the teacher a formal written document called ‘a lesson plan’.
There are many ways of writing a lesson plan but there is no universally recognized way of doing it.
The problem usually is that most templates prepared and recommended by some administrators of educational institutions are complicated and require a lot of time to be filled in.
In most cases a well prepared lesson plan can help the teacher to increase quality of teaching.
1 Hickory Dickory Dock I love Super Simple Learning’s version of Hickory Dickory Dock. (Check out their learning resources for your older students!Based on a workshop presented at the TESOL '99 convention.Included are the workshop outline, two demonstration lessons, and resources used for creating your own practice lessons.), or you can print off some cute pictures of animals and laminate them. Begin by playing the song and asking students follow-up questions during and after the song (what animal is that? Ask the students what the animal is, and give it to the first student who says it correctly. Now repeat the song, letting students re-enact the movements of the animal (going up and down the clock).Encourage them to repeat the animals and the numbers, as well as to count with the song.We buy 2 at a time, just in case they get broken by rowdy students!3 A big clock and animals You can use a big clock and animals to re-enact Hickory Dickory Dock.Welcome to the download page - from here you can access ready-to-use classroom materials for English language classrooms. Pages on teaching with film, music, and the Internet and on teaching grammar, LSP, reading/writing, and integrated skills. Loads of lessons, low-prep activities, and printable materials for classroom use.Here are five short activities that will engage your students while you teach them colors.Color flashcards Almost every colors lesson can start here: teach the students the colors on the cards.