ESL Annie Hall Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'Annie Hall' is Woody Allen's most successful film. This lesson plan will help your ESL students examine the settings of the film and find the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this lesson on 'Annie Hall' by Woody Allen, students will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the various settings
  • Clarify the meaning of unknown words


120 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards

  • ELP.9-12.1.

Construct meaning from oral presentations and literary and informational text through grade-appropriate listening, reading, and viewing.


Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

  • ELP.9-12.8.

Determine the meaning of words and phrases in oral presentations and literary and informational text


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