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Ch 4: ELL Listening & Speaking Activities & Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Enhance the learning experience of your ELL students with these learning activities and lesson plans. These teacher resources can help you build out your curriculum to facilitate your students' speaking and listening skills.

ELL Listening & Speaking Activities & Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

The lesson plans detailed in this chapter provide you with ideas you can use to help your ELL students ways improve their listening comprehension, public speaking, pronunciation and general listening skills. Group and individual activities can be used to support what you have taught in class and help your students apply concepts you have discussed.

In the lesson plans, you'll find ideas for fill-in-the-blank exercises, reading aloud activities, listening exercises and more. Lesson plans cover activities for beginning, intermediate and advanced students of all ages and grade levels.

How It Helps

  • Common Core: Ensures that your lesson plans follow Common Core guidelines regarding speech and comprehension.
  • Activities and games: Details in-class games and activities that support your students' ability to comprehend the written and spoken English language.
  • Student engagement: Makes learning English speaking and listening skills fun, keeps students focused and encourages class participation.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning ELL listening and speaking lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific ELL listening and speaking topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your ELL class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related ELL listening and speaking lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of ELL listening and speaking.
  • Engage your students with relevant ELL listening- and speaking-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

14 Lessons in Chapter 4: ELL Listening & Speaking Activities & Lesson Plans
ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises

1. ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises

In this lesson, we'll learn some techniques for generating fun and appropriate exercises that will help your students improve their listening comprehension. We'll go over ways to select listening material and how to structure a listening lesson.

Teaching Listening Strategies for ELL Students

2. Teaching Listening Strategies for ELL Students

The development of listening skills is sometimes underrated in an ELL (English Language Learner) classroom. This lesson provides teachers with tips and advice on teaching listening strategies for ELLs.

ESL Pronunciation Games & Activities

3. ESL Pronunciation Games & Activities

Speaking English with a strong foreign accent can make it difficult for people to understand what you are saying. Pronunciation is an important skill for English language learners to master to increase their communicative ability.

ESL Pronunciation Exercises

4. ESL Pronunciation Exercises

This lesson provides you with pronunciation practice ideas that can be built into any type of lesson you prepare. Each practice is quick but effective in helping ESL students with pronunciation.

Spoken English Exercises for Children

5. Spoken English Exercises for Children

This lesson offers teachers spoken English exercises for young learners. These exercises will give your students the opportunity to practice speaking in both small groups, and in front of the entire class.

ESL Reported Speech Activities

6. ESL Reported Speech Activities

Reported speech is commonly used in academics and in conversation outside of the classroom. In this lesson, we will discuss some classroom activities that teach reported speech to ESL students of different ages and linguistic levels.

ESL Speaking Activities for Middle School

7. ESL Speaking Activities for Middle School

This lesson presents strategies for incorporating speaking activities for English as a Second Language (ESL) students into the middle school classroom. Teachers will also learn how to support ESL students by modeling expectations for language production.

Speaking Activities for ESL Kindergarten Students

8. Speaking Activities for ESL Kindergarten Students

Getting your students speaking English is one of the most important things you can do as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. This lesson focuses on speaking activities relevant to ESL kindergartners.

ESL Public Speaking Lesson Plan

9. ESL Public Speaking Lesson Plan

This lesson focuses on helping ESL students develop public speaking skills with an emphasis on voice level, eye contact, clarity, and inflection. Interactive, engaging activities are included to encompass all levels of learners.

ESL Listening Skills Lesson Plan for Beginners

10. ESL Listening Skills Lesson Plan for Beginners

Want to help your beginning ESL students with listening skills? Games and activities are great methods for improving listening skills for vocabulary meaning and understanding.

ESL Intermediate Listening Skills Lesson Plan

11. ESL Intermediate Listening Skills Lesson Plan

Increase and strengthen listening skills for your ESL (English as a second language) learners with help from this lesson plan. A range of activities are suggested to strengthen listening skills for intermediate ESL students.

ESL Advanced Listening Skills Lesson Plan

12. ESL Advanced Listening Skills Lesson Plan

Through this lesson plan, English Language Learners will practice advanced listening skills through activities related to popular song lyrics, including discussion and identifying missing words.

Words Their Way Activities for Kids

13. Words Their Way Activities for Kids

Teachers, use the activities in this resource to integrate the successful method of Words Their Way and help students learn new words. Students will construct word pyramids, tongue twisters and word opposites to enhance their understanding and comprehension.

Sight Word Activities for Kids

14. Sight Word Activities for Kids

Learning sight words is a great boost to beginning readers and ELL students. These sight word activities incorporate movement and group work to make sight word practice more motivating for students.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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