Olympics Lesson Plan for ESL Students

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 plan, ESL students will learn about the Olympics. After explicit vocabulary instruction, students will apply what they have learned in two different writing activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Olympics-related vocabulary words
  • Use Olympics-related vocabulary words in an original piece of writing

Length

45-60 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.W.5.5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Vocabulary

  • Olympics
  • Games
  • Gold medal
  • Silver medal
  • Bronze medal
  • Torch
  • Athlete
  • Winter
  • Summer

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