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ESL American Football Lesson Plan

Instructor: Mary Beth Burns

Mary Beth has taught 1st, 4th and 5th grade and has a specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She is currently an assistant principal.

In this lesson plan, ESL students will learn about American football. First, they will learn football-related vocabulary words and create a vocabulary book. Then, they will engage in a vocabulary game. At the end, they will create an original sports commentary.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define and illustrate football-related vocabulary words.
  • Write and say a sports commentary using vocabulary words.

Length

45-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Vocabulary

  • Football
  • Team
  • Player
  • Touchdown
  • Field goal
  • End zone
  • First down
  • Yard
  • Referee
  • Quarterback
  • Running back
  • Wide receiver
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Punt

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