Lesson Plan: Life Cycle of a Butterfly

The life cycle of the butterfly has always been a source of fascination for children. It is amazing seeing one creature transform into a completely different one. From the larvae of the caterpillar to the adult butterfly, this insect has different textures and abilities. There are so many things to discover when studying butterflies. Here are some lesson plan ideas for English language learners.

CLoze exercise about the life cycle of a butterfly    esl project - coffee filter butterflies   ESL game - Growing Caterpillar     The Very Hungry Caterpillar Video



Life Cycle Worksheets, Butterfly Project, Caterpillar Game, Listening Exercise

Copyright Collaboration English

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Lesson Plan: I Like Fruit!

Nature has provided us with the perfect food. Nothing beats a delicious piece of fruit! Fruit adds vitamins, minerals, and fiber to our diet. Fruit can help keep us healthy and it is a great way to satisfy craving for sweets. Here are some worksheets and projects for pre-k to grade 1 students that are all about fruit.




Fruit Worksheets, Fruit Projects, Fruit Reading, Fruit Game

Letter recommendations: F for fruit

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ESL / EFL Kids Books – Series

As a teacher I am constantly looking for good books for my kindergarten to grade 2 English students. I have started to create lists as quick reference guides for story times. Here is the first quick list:


My Favourite ESL / EFL Kids Books – Series

  • Henry and Mudge, Cynthia Rylant
  • Elephant and Piggie, Mo Willems
  • Biscuit, Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child
  • The Magic Tree House, Mary Pope Osborne
  • Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel
  • Curious George, Margret and H.A. Rey
  • Froggy, Jonathan London
  • Arthur, Marc Brown
  • Franklin, Paulette Bourgeois

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Lesson Plan: Today’s Weather

   From season to season weather changes. Sometimes it’s hot, sometimes it’s cold, sometimes it’s wet, windy, or sunny, or all three at once! Here is some basic weather vocabulary aimed at young students between ages 4 to 6, along with printable worksheets, a reading, an idea for a game, and projects.


Weather Worksheets, Weather Projects, Weather Reading, Weather Game

Suggested letters: C for cloudy, R for rainbow

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Tips for Teachers: Pre-Reader Lessons

  1. Incorporate basic vocabulary in and throughout every lesson.
    • Start each lesson by checking the weather
    • Always ask which materials are needed to complete the project
  1. Always model polite language
  1. Include yes/no questions throughout the lesson
  1. Incorporate many methods of teaching in one theme, for example: include stories, games, projects, etc.
  1. Consider ending the lesson with 5 – 10 minutes of reading aloud so that the student has more exposure to fluent speech

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Lesson Plan: Spring!

Spring is the season that follows winter. It is the season when nature comes alive. In spring the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. Insects come to life, leaves on trees begin to bud, and flowers begin to bloom. Birds return home to build nests and lay eggs, and sleeping animals wake-up after hibernation. In spring the snow melts and the weather can be rainy. Here are some spring resources for English language teachers.


Spring Worksheets, Spring Projects, Spring Reading, Spring Game

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