Ch 4: ESL Grammar Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Get ahead in your planning by utilizing the ESL grammar lessons provided in this engaging chapter. Our lessons give you proven, professional lesson plans you can use to successfully teach your ESL students about sentence structure, verbs and much more.

ESL Grammar Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review lesson plans covering grammar that are specifically designed for ESL students. Topics covered in these lessons include subject-verb agreement, question words, indirect speech and much more. These lessons have been created by professional instructors who understand how to effectively teach English as a second language students. Feel free to access them at any time on your mobile device or computer for flexible study and planning.

How It Helps

  • Meets standards: If you're concerned about ensuring your curriculum meets the appropriate educational standards, our lessons can help. These professionally written lesson plans are written by professional instructors.
  • Covers many topics: In one comprehensive chapter, you'll access all the grammar topics you need to teach to your students, including object pronouns, sentence fragments and descriptive adjectives.
  • Written specifically for ESL students: Rather than trying to tailor lessons to your students' needs, the lesson plans in this chapter have been designed specifically for the unique requirements of ESL students.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning grammar lessons easy.

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

45 Lessons in Chapter 4: ESL Grammar Lesson Plans
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Teaching Grammar to ESL Students

1. Teaching Grammar to ESL Students

Teaching grammar ESL Students is vastly different from teaching grammar to English speaking students. This lesson will provide tips for effective grammar instruction that will meet the needs for both.

The Difference Between Learned & Learnt

2. The Difference Between Learned & Learnt

Both the past tense and the past participle of 'to learn' can be written as either learned or learnt. In this lesson, we will discuss the difference between the words learned and learnt.

ESL Abbreviations Lesson Plan

3. ESL Abbreviations Lesson Plan

This lesson plan equips teachers with individual and group classroom activities to teach abbreviations to ESL (English as a Second Language) learners of different ages and abilities.

Intonation ESL Lesson Plan

4. Intonation ESL Lesson Plan

ESL learners will focus on stress and intonation in the activities in this plan. They will learn how stress can change the meaning of words, and that the meaning of sentences can be changed by stressing different words in the sentence.

ESL Conjunctions Lesson Plan

5. ESL Conjunctions Lesson Plan

Teaching conjunctions can be a challenge, especially in an ESL class. If you are looking for some ideas on how to approach this topic, this lesson was made to keep a conjunctions class interesting and informative.

ESL Prepositions Lesson Plan

6. ESL Prepositions Lesson Plan

If you are teaching prepositions to an ESL class, you might wonder how to make it a fun and engaging class. In this lesson, we will take a look at how to teach prepositions in an interesting way.

ESL Adverbs Lesson Plan

7. ESL Adverbs Lesson Plan

If you are teaching adverbs to an English as a second language class, you might be wondering how to make it interesting. In this lesson, we will take a look at how to tackle adverbs in an engaging way.

ESL Pronouns Lesson Plan

8. ESL Pronouns Lesson Plan

Teach your ESL students about pronouns with this lesson plan. Guided and independent activities help teach and reinforce pronouns using materials you have on hand.

Teaching Possessive Pronouns to ESL Students

9. Teaching Possessive Pronouns to ESL Students

Possessive pronouns can sometimes be confusing, particularly for ESL learners. This lesson provides teachers with advice and ideas for teaching possessive pronouns to ESL students of all ages and abilities.

ESL Adjectives Lesson Plan

10. ESL Adjectives Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your ESL students about adjectives. English language learners will practice adjectives through activities and games in cooperative groups to reinforce the concept and increase understanding.

ESL Parts of Speech Lesson Plan

11. ESL Parts of Speech Lesson Plan

Teach your English as a Second Language, students about the parts of speech with this lesson plan. Several activities, games, and lessons are provided that provide your students practice with parts of speech.

ESL Possessive Pronouns Lesson Plan

12. ESL Possessive Pronouns Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your English as a second language students about personal pronouns. Activities and games for students of varying levels can be used in your classroom to teach and reinforce concepts.

ESL Action Verbs Lesson Plan

13. ESL Action Verbs Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach and reinforce concepts of action verbs with your English as a second language students. We provide guided, cooperative and individual activities with easy-to-follow directions using materials you have on hand.

ESL Contractions Lesson Plan

14. ESL Contractions Lesson Plan

Teaching contractions can be tricky. Add to that the challenge of working with an ESL class, and you might be looking for some extra advice. We've got you covered. The following lesson offers a plan for teaching contractions to ESL students.

ESL Compound Words Lesson Plan

15. ESL Compound Words Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach and reinforce concepts of compound words with your English as a second language students. Games and activities will give your students hands-on application of compound words as you support and guide learning.

ESL Active & Passive Voice Lesson Plan

16. ESL Active & Passive Voice Lesson Plan

This lesson will help English language learners identify the active and passive voice and understand when and how it is used. As classroom situations may differ, partner activities as well as individual activities are provided.

ESL Phrasal Verbs Lesson Plan

17. ESL Phrasal Verbs Lesson Plan

One of the many fun aspects of the English language is the use of what we call phrasal verbs. This lesson plan will focus on the meaning and use of many common phrasal verbs that you might experience in everyday conversation or in your reading.

ESL Indirect Speech Lesson Plan

18. ESL Indirect Speech Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you support your ESL students as they learn the difference between direct speech and indirect speech, and complete activities requiring them to convert direct speech into indirect (reported) speech as they interact with peers.

ESL Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Plan

19. ESL Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students understand subject-verb agreement. It will give students an opportunity to match subjects with the correct verbs as well as to create their own sentences to show their understanding of the concept.

ESL Sentence Fragment Exercises & Activities

20. ESL Sentence Fragment Exercises & Activities

Sentence fragments can sometimes frustrate ESL (English as a Second Language) learners, so it's important to provide them with plenty of chances to practice. This lesson gives teachers sentence fragment exercises and activities for classroom use.

ESL Interjections Lesson Plan

21. ESL Interjections Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, ESL students will learn about interjections. After exposure to interjections from listening to a read-aloud, they will play a cooperative game to practice using interjections in a sentence. As a performance task, the students will use interjections in a comic strip.

ESL Helping Verbs Lesson Plan

22. ESL Helping Verbs Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students to learn about helping verbs and how they relate to main verbs. It will give students the opportunity to use helping verbs in sentences as well as to create their own sentences with helping verbs.

ESL Gerunds Lesson Plan

23. ESL Gerunds Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your ESL students are going to be introduced to gerunds. They will learn to recognize them and will practice creating the gerund from infinitive verbs.

ESL Sentence Structure Lesson Plan

24. ESL Sentence Structure Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help ESL students form simple sentences through an activity called Syntax Surgery. It builds on prior knowledge of the parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, etc.)

ESL Object Pronouns Lesson Plan

25. ESL Object Pronouns Lesson Plan

Once students know the difference between the subject and object of sentences, they are ready to assign pronouns appropriately. This lesson, designed for intermediate ESL students but easily adapted for varying levels, will review the subject and object of a sentence, and which pronouns belong where.

ESL Adjective Order Lesson Plan

26. ESL Adjective Order Lesson Plan

The order of adjectives in English is the focus of this lesson plan, which will provide you with ideas for activities for your English Language Learners. In this plan, activities include identifying adjectives and nouns, identifying types of adjectives, and putting words in a sentence in the correct order.

ESL Descriptive Adjectives Lesson Plan

27. ESL Descriptive Adjectives Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, ELL students will learn about descriptive adjectives. Students will gain understanding of how to use descriptive adjectives by orally describing images, listening to descriptive adjectives in music and using descriptive adjectives in an original poem.

Modals Lesson Plan for ESL Students

28. Modals Lesson Plan for ESL Students

What are modals and how are they used in the English language? This lesson plan allows students to explore the use of modals in English as the class discusses their meaning and practices using modals in conversation.

ESL There Is vs. There Are Lesson Plan

29. ESL There Is vs. There Are Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is an activity designed to help ESL students understand the appropriate usage of the linking verbs 'is' and 'are.' It builds on prior knowledge of a subject and predicate of a sentence.

ESL Question Words Lesson Plan

30. ESL Question Words Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help ESL students learn about question words. Students will learn through literature and games that are designed to help them recognize and ask questions effectively.

Used To ESL Lesson Plan

31. Used To ESL Lesson Plan

Activities in this lesson plan will help you support your English language learners in using the phrase 'used to' correctly in speech and writing. Students will participate in discussions using personal examples.

Past Perfect ESL Lesson Plan

32. Past Perfect ESL Lesson Plan

With this lesson, your ESL students are going to learn about the past perfect verb form through discussion and examples, and will practice utilizing it with partner activities.

Superlatives ESL Lesson Plan

33. Superlatives ESL Lesson Plan

Superlatives are often difficult for English Language Learners to grasp, as there may be no words to represent the superlative form we are used to in English. This lesson plan, written for ELLs in the intermediate elementary grades (3-5), uses conversation and writing to teach students how to identify and use the superlative form of adjectives and adverbs.

ESL Future Perfect Lesson Plan

34. ESL Future Perfect Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you teach your English Language Learners to use future perfect tense correctly, and to distinguish future perfect tense from future tense. Using these activities should help the students learn how to identify the future perfect tense as well.

Second Conditional Lesson Plan for ESL Students

35. Second Conditional Lesson Plan for ESL Students

Teaching grammar might not seem like fun, but your English Language Learners will be engaged in learning the second conditional tense through the games and activities presented in this lesson plan.

ESL Word Stress Lesson Plan

36. ESL Word Stress Lesson Plan

Activities in this lesson plan will assist your English language learners in understanding word stress, how word stress varies according to part of speech, and how word stress can influence the meanings of words.

Present Perfect ESL Lesson Plan

37. Present Perfect ESL Lesson Plan

This lesson will help English language learners understand when and how to use the present perfect tense as well as illustrate differences between simple past and present perfect. Partner activities as well as individual activities are provided.

ESL Quantifiers Lesson Plan

38. ESL Quantifiers Lesson Plan

This lesson plan builds on English language learners' knowledge of countable and uncountable nouns. Through activities and discussion, ELLs will learn which quantifiers to use with which type of noun and will practice generating appropriate speech.

ESL Lesson Plan on Personal Pronouns

39. ESL Lesson Plan on Personal Pronouns

Proper use of personal pronouns is an essential communication skill for all ESL (English as a Second Language) students. This lesson plan provides teachers with personal pronoun vocabulary and outlines steps for students to accurately use personal pronouns.

ESL Future Continuous Lesson Plan

40. ESL Future Continuous Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your ESL students will be exposed to the future continuous tense and will learn when and how to use it correctly. They will put this into practice with a brief conversation exercise.

Future Tense Lesson Plan for ESL

41. Future Tense Lesson Plan for ESL

Students of all ages are often talking about their futures--their hopes, goals, and plans. However, future tense can be confusing to English language learners. This lesson plan uses conversation with peers to address three ways of speaking and writing about the future.

Present Continuous Lesson Plan for ESL

42. Present Continuous Lesson Plan for ESL

Grammar can be a difficult aspect of learning a different language. Through direct instruction and two activities, this lesson plan will explore the meaning of present continuous verb tense and how to use present continuous verb tense in every day language.

Present Progressive Lesson Plan for ESL

43. Present Progressive Lesson Plan for ESL

With this lesson plan, your students are going to be exposed to the present progressive tense in English. They will practice conjugating and using this tense in a classroom game.

Much vs. Many ESL Lesson Plan

44. Much vs. Many ESL Lesson Plan

Much money. Many dollar bills. Even a native English speaker can get confused when differentiating between 'much' and many.' In this lesson, which can be adapted for the elementary student or the adult English language learner, students learn how to use both terms appropriately.

Teaching Contractions to ESL Students

45. Teaching Contractions to ESL Students

Contractions are one of the biggest challenges for your ESL students to master. This lesson offers some tips for you to help your students easily learn contractions.

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