ESL Essay Writing Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

In this lesson, teachers will introduce essay writing to ESL students. The lesson includes a video, discussion questions, and tips to enhance students' understanding of essay writing. A quiz and engaging activity demonstrate learning.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify the three main parts of an essay
  • Describe tips to successfully write an essay
  • Write an essay based on a central question

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.11-12.1.C

Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.11-12.1.D

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.11-12.1.E

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from or supports the argument presented.

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