ESL Daily Life Lesson Plan

Instructor: Aimee Charles

Aimee has a Master's degree in Special Education from Arizona State University and currently teaches at the Secondary level.

In this lesson, students will build a timeline depicting their daily events. Additionally, students will be exposed to common words that show frequency and begin to describe their daily lives using these terms.

Learning Objective

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe activities relating to daily life.
  • Use frequency words when discussing activities.


This lesson should take 45-60 minutes. The extension activities could add an extra 30-45 minutes.

Curriculum Standards


Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.


Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.


  • Frequency words such as: never, sometimes, often, always
  • Various activities of daily living (teacher's choice)


  • Paper, crayons or markers
  • Large flashcards depicting many daily activities (for example, an alarm clock, a tooth brush, a school bus, a lunch box, a playground, a washer/dryer, a television)

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