ESL Personality Traits Lesson Plan

Instructor: Matthew Hamel

Matt has degrees in Journalism and Business and has taught a variety of courses at high schools and universities around the world.

This lesson plan provides teachers with both individual and group exercises designed to teach ESL (English as a Second Language) learners how to discuss and describe personality traits.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Identify and use appropriate English vocabulary related to personality traits
  • Discuss and describe both their personalities and the personalities of others
  • Analyze personality differences and draw conclusions based on those differences

Length

30 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1.c

Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4

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.

Key Vocabulary and Phrases

  • Personality traits/characteristics
    • Funny, smart, kind, friendly, mean, helpful, creative, nosy, etc.
  • He/she is _____.
  • I am _____.
  • I like/don't like _____.

Materials

For the group activity, all students should have access to the same literary work such as a novel or short story.

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