ESL Driving Vocabulary Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kandi Young

Kandi has degrees in Communications, Human Services, Education and Computer Science. She is a Business, Marketing, and Technology instructor with a Master's degree in Education.

This lesson focuses on driving vocabulary for ESL students with an emphasis on driving violations. Several fun and memorable activities are included to engage all learning styles.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Recognize vocabulary related to driving violations.
  • Understand the violation.
  • Explain the violation.

Length of Lesson

1 to 2 hours

Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.4

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11-12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.4.A

Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

Materials

  • Vocabulary list handouts
  • Index cards
  • Printed or video of driving violation scenarios
  • Rolling chairs (Activity 1)
  • Paper (Activity 1)
  • Markers (Activity 1)
  • Painter's/masking tape (Activity 1)
  • Newspaper articles on car accidents (Activity 2)

Vocabulary

  • Non-moving violation
  • Moving violation
  • Speeding
  • Running a stop sign
  • Assured clear distance (ACD)
  • Failure to control
  • Failure to yield
  • Crossing the median
  • Failure to signal
  • Impaired driving
  • Evading police
  • Texting while driving

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