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Ch 2: ESL Science Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Plan your ESL science curriculum at any time with these helpful and convenient lesson plan outlines. This lesson planning resource also comes with instructional supplements that you can use to enhance your lessons and engage your ESL students.

ESL Science Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

You're in the right place if you're looking for an easy-to-use planning resource for ESL science lessons. Take a look inside this chapter to find lesson plan outlines that cover a variety of science topics, including weather and extreme weather.

Once you've planned your lessons, you can use the chapter's supplemental material in the classroom. Accompanying lessons can be shown in class and used to start class discussions. You can access these teaching supplements at any time or day or night using any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

How It Helps

  • Lesson planning : Allows you to plan fun, informative and comprehensive ESL science lessons.
  • Curriculum standards: Makes sure your ESL science lessons meet academic standards.
  • Student engagement: Use the accompanying lesson supplements to engage your students in the classroom.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning ESL science lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific ESL science topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your ESL science class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related ESL science 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 ESL science concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant ESL science-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

35 Lessons in Chapter 2: ESL Science Lesson Plans
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Teaching Earth Science to ESL Students

1. Teaching Earth Science to ESL Students

Searching for some tips on how to teach earth science to ESL students? This lesson puts a new spin on teaching earth science in the context of ESL learners. Pedagogical concepts and tangible ideas for implementation are provided.

ESL Science Vocabulary Activities

2. ESL Science Vocabulary Activities

One of the major challenges of being an ESL (English as a Second Language) student is learning subject specific vocabulary. This lesson provides teachers with science vocabulary and related activities for ESL learners of varying abilities.

Reading Science Strategies for ELL Students

3. Reading Science Strategies for ELL Students

In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for helping English Language Learner (ELL) students comprehend science texts. The strategies will make reading about science more accessible for these learners.

ESL Technology Vocabulary List

4. ESL Technology Vocabulary List

As English as a Second Language (ESL) students progress in language studies, they encounter increasingly topic-specific vocabulary. This lesson provides a list of technology-related vocabulary and tips for use with ESL learners of different levels.

ESL Extreme Weather Lesson Plan

5. ESL Extreme Weather Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help ESL students learn about extreme weather, such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Students will read informational text about extreme weather and will record a fictional forecast for an extreme weather condition.

ESL Weather Lesson Plan

6. ESL Weather Lesson Plan

In this lesson, ESL students will learn about weather. Students will learn weather-related vocabulary, participate in a discussion about a read-aloud book, and connect weather to the water cycle.

ESL Weather Vocabulary Lesson Plan

7. ESL Weather Vocabulary Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, ESL students will learn about weather-related vocabulary through a read-aloud book. You can use vocabulary games, such as Bingo, charades, and guess the word, to enforce the new vocab.

ESL Weather Idioms Lesson Plan

8. ESL Weather Idioms Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, ESL students will practice using weather idioms through a series of activities. In each activity, they will speak, listen, write and read different weather idioms. As a performance task, they will create a puppet show with weather idioms.

ESL Body Parts Vocabulary Lesson Plan

9. ESL Body Parts Vocabulary Lesson Plan

In this lesson, ELL's will learn several body part vocabulary words. They will get opportunities to speak, listen, read and write these words. Students will engage in kinesthetic and musical activities, followed by a call-and-response protocol and a formative writing assessment.

Environment Lesson Plan for ESL Students

10. Environment Lesson Plan for ESL Students

This lesson plan will help you lead your English language learners through an exploration of the impact that recycling, reducing, and reusing solid waste products can have on the environment.

Nature Discussion Questions for ESL Students

11. Nature Discussion Questions for ESL Students

Part of teaching your ESL students conversational skills is teaching them to ask and answer questions. The questions in this lesson will prepare your students to discuss nature.

ESL Conversation Questions About Animals

12. ESL Conversation Questions About Animals

Talking about animals is a great way to engage ESL (English as a Second Language) learners of all ages and abilities. This lesson provides teachers with animal-related conversation questions for use in your classroom.

ESL Galaxy Lesson Plan

13. ESL Galaxy Lesson Plan

Through activities in this lesson plan, your students will learn about objects found in our galaxy. With a focus on learning vocabulary and oral speech, students will participate in a variety of activities that encourage them to use the new vocabulary during interactions with peers.

ESL Recycling Lesson Plan

14. ESL Recycling Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, ESL students will learn about recycling, understand the importance of recycling, and learn simple ways so that they too can start recycling in order to make the world a cleaner and more beautiful place.

ESL Planets Lesson Plan

15. ESL Planets Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, introduce your ESL (English as a second language) students to the planets of our solar system. They will learn the names of the planets before discussing their location and relationship to other planets.

ESL Seasons Lesson Plan

16. ESL Seasons Lesson Plan

This lesson plan utilizes individual and group activities designed to equip ESL (English as a Second Language) students with the ability to understand and discuss the seasons.

ESL Global Warming Lesson Plan

17. ESL Global Warming Lesson Plan

Through this lesson plan, ESL students will engage in a variety of activities to learn more about global warming. This lesson includes hands-on learning, collaborative discussion and a performance task.

ESL Discussion Questions About Global Warming

18. ESL Discussion Questions About Global Warming

In this lesson, teachers will learn about the importance of providing English as a Second Language (ESL) students with information about global warming. A list of discussion questions about the causes and effects of global warming, as well as possible solutions, will be included.

ESL Airplane Lesson Plan

19. ESL Airplane Lesson Plan

Through activities in this lesson plan, you will be able to help your English Language Learners learn vocabulary related to airline travel, and understand procedures for boarding and seating on airplanes.

Teaching ESL Climate & Nature Vocabulary

20. Teaching ESL Climate & Nature Vocabulary

In this lesson, you'll be learning how to teach ESL students about the natural world around them. We'll go over important vocabulary words for climate and nature, then review different strategies to teach your students these words.

ESL Natural Disasters Lesson Plan

21. ESL Natural Disasters Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help ESL students learn about natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. They will listen to and discuss informational text, as well as conduct experiments that help them understand why these events occur.

Accommodations for ELL Students in Science

22. Accommodations for ELL Students in Science

Did you know that even if students speaks English fluently, they may still need accommodations in some classes. This lesson will focus on practice accommodations for ELL students to be successful in the science content area.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Science

23. Strategies for Teaching ELL Science

In this lesson, you will learn some tips and advice for teaching science to ELL learners, including those related to vocabulary, experiments, videos and reading assignments that'll help you make sure that your students know what you are talking about!

Technology Activities for ESL Students

24. Technology Activities for ESL Students

As technology becomes increasingly important in the classroom, all students, including English as a Second Language (ESL) students, need to feel confident using technology. This lesson provides ESL teachers with technology-related English activities.

ESL Technology Discussion Questions

25. ESL Technology Discussion Questions

Technology is part of most people's daily lives. Therefore, this lesson's questions about technology can get students very engaged while they practice oral or writing skills.

ESL Discussion Questions About Technology

26. ESL Discussion Questions About Technology

Nowadays, ESL (English as a Second Language) students are engaged with technology on a daily basis. Because of this, it's important they know how to discuss technology with confidence. This lesson provides teachers with technology-related discussion questions for classroom use.

Questions About Robots for ESL Students

27. Questions About Robots for ESL Students

As ESL (English as a Second Language) students gain the ability to discuss more complex or abstract topics, it's important for them to feel both confident and competent. In this lesson, teachers are provided with robot-related questions specifically designed for use with ESL learners.

Robots Lesson Plan for ESL Students

28. Robots Lesson Plan for ESL Students

Activities in this lesson plan will help you engage your young English Language Learners in discussions and activities related to robots. Students will draw robots and discuss their features, then create a robot using art supplies and found materials. Students will then use this robot as the main character of a story.

ESL Space Vocabulary: List & Games

29. ESL Space Vocabulary: List & Games

If you are an ESL instructor preparing to teach your students about space, you may find this lesson useful. We'll go over important space-related vocabulary and some games that can be used to help make the acquisition process a little more fun.

ESL Discussion Questions about Space

30. ESL Discussion Questions about Space

In this lesson, you will discover some engaging questions you can use with your English as a second language (ESL) students to facilitate conversations about space.

ESL Computer Literacy Lesson Plan

31. ESL Computer Literacy Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is designed to help ESL students develop computer literacy by practicing word processing skills. Students will create a document and learn common formatting terms and uses, as well as use software tools and editing features to provide and receive feedback.

ESL Environment Vocabulary: List & Exercises

32. ESL Environment Vocabulary: List & Exercises

The environment is an important topic of discussion these days. Because of this, it's helpful for ESL students to know environment-related vocabulary. This lesson provides teachers with environment vocabulary and exercises for ESL classroom use.

ESL Science Experiments

33. ESL Science Experiments

Science is an important topic, but for ESL learners, the language of science can seem daunting. This lesson provides teachers with simple science experiments specifically designed to teach science-related English skills to ESL students of various ages.

ESL Dinosaurs Lesson Plan

34. ESL Dinosaurs Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help teachers prepare to teach an ESL lesson about dinosaurs to elementary students. Students will read a text lesson, compare dinosaurs to modern-day animals, and explore excavating a fossil.

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes ESL Lesson Plan

35. Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes ESL Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your ESL/ELL students are going to learn the song ''Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.'' They will use the song and a partner activity to expand their vocabulary of the human body.

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