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ESL Sports 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 provides sports related group and individual exercises for teachers to use with ESL (English as a Second Language) students of varying ages and abilities.

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Talk about sports using appropriate vocabulary and phrases
  • Identify the similarities and differences among sports

Length

30 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.4

Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

Key Vocabulary and Phrases

  • Sports/athletes/win/lose/draw
  • Game/match/goal/score/point
  • Kick/pass/throw/run/jump

Materials

  • Poster board
  • Art supplies

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