ESL Kitchen Vocabulary 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, students will identify several kitchen objects by name. They will view real-world examples of these items, engage in collaborative conversations using the vocabulary and use what they have learned in a detailed illustration.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define 10-20 kitchen vocabulary words
  • Identify 10-20 kitchen objects by name


30 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.4.a

Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5.c

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.6

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.


  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Whisk
  • Blender
  • Spatula
  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Sink
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Cabinet
  • Countertop
  • Bowl
  • Plate
  • Straw
  • Cup


  • Real world kitchen items (i.e. spoon, mixer, blender, etc.)
  • Names of real world kitchen items on cards
  • Picture cards of kitchen items
  • Blank paper
  • Colored pencils

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