Most of the Lesson Plan Units consist of:
- a reading text with vocabulary list;
a worksheet to accompany the reading text;
a second shorter text to be used as a listening exercise;
a listening exercise assignment;
a multiple-choice worksheet related to the listening text and
answer sheets for the teacher’s use.
All of the Lesson Plan Units have a reading text with vocabulary list and worksheet but a small number have different supplemental assignments. Where this is so, it is stated in the description of the Lesson Plan Unit. All other Units are designated Standard Lesson Plan Unit as per the description above. Please be sure that when you are purchasing a Unit that you understand what you are buying. All sales are final.
Many of the Lesson Plan Units have Canadian content. In many cases this would have no impact on the use of the Units in classrooms outside Canada. If a Unit is deemed to be strictly for a Canadian classroom, it will be denoted as “Canadian Content”.
UE – the material is suitable for grades 5-8;
HS – the material is suitable for high school students;
AD – the material is suitable for adult learners;
ALL – the material is suitable for all learners.
As an experienced ELL teacher, I know that the level of ability in a classroom can vary greatly. I hope my designations are appropriate but are not guaranteed to apply to every classroom. It is up to the teacher purchasing the lesson plans to make the ultimate decision on which Lesson Plan Unit level is suitable for his or her classroom. It is hoped that the preview supplied with each Unit will be helpful.
Basic – for students who are new to English language learning (suitable for ELD) ? short texts of about 100 words, with simple vocabulary and little use of idiomatic English. Worksheet includes True or False questions and a Matching Exercise. Listening exercise text is short and can be done paragraph by paragraph and includes Multiple Choice questions.
Level 1 – for students who have had a semester or two of English language learning. This level could also be used in a middle or upper level ELD classroom. Vocabulary is at an appropriate level and there is use of simple idiomatic English. This Level would also be suitable for Grades 4 or 5 non-ESL classrooms.
Level 2 – for students who have had two or more semesters of English language learning. This level could also be used in an upper level ELD classroom. Vocabulary is at an appropriate level and there is use of idiomatic English. This Level would also be suitable for Grades 5 or 6 non-ESL classrooms.
Level 3 – for students who have had three or more semesters of English language learning. This level would probably not be suitable for an ELD classroom. Vocabulary is at an appropriate level and there is use of fairly advanced idiomatic English. This Level would also be suitable for Grades 6 or 7 non-ESL classrooms.
Advanced – for students, particularly Adult, who have had quite extensive English language learning, or who have post secondary education and have an interest in more mature content. Lesson Plan Units would include more sophisticated vocabulary, idioms and grammar use. Topics might reflect the concerns of adults ? i.e. the work place, political issues, the environment, etc. This level might also be suitable for an Intermediate non-ESL classroom in a school setting.