Collected Lesson Plans

Need a lesson plan for today? Need a lesson plan for yesterday? You’ve come to the right place. Below are all the lessons with lesson plans available on my site. The low budget plans are designed to be materials light, so all you need is the lesson plan, some students, and pencil and paper. I try to design lessons that are quick and out of the box, perfect for emergency teaching needs. Each lesson is designed for a variety of EFL/ESL learner and can be adapted to meet the level of your learners without to much extra work.

Creative Thinking lessons include worksheets you can print off and a short plan with instructions and ideas.

There are also some Task Based Learning lesson plans in there to get you started with TBL if you are interested. Whatever you need, maybe you will find it below.

  • 21st Century Skills in the English Language Classroom Have you ever been curious what it is like to be in a conference session or classroom with me? Do you have an hour and would like to learn more about 21st Century skills? Well, I have a fun present for you. I had a chance to be a part of the Pearson ELT Webinar ...
  • Adverbs of Frequency Brainstorming Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Chores Creative Thinking Lotus Blossom This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Counting Fruits Information Gap Drawing Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Create a New Animal Exquisite Corpse Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Creative Thinking Idea Box: Sight Seeing or Tourism with Lesson Plan This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Creative Thinking Lotus Blossom Foods Likes and Dislikes This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Creative Thinking Lotus Blossom: Where are you going? This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Creative Thinking Present Progressive Brainstorming This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Creative Thinking: Idea Box Ordering Food This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Creative Thinking: Mind Map Brainstorming Possessions This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Creative Writing Worksheets with Picture Prompts and Lesson Plan Procedure I developed these creative writing worksheets a while ago. These do not include a bubble organizers, but still work well with the writing process plan when done well. I’d recommend having your learners choose one picture or the other, or if they want a challenge they could do both pictures. A couple of set ups include: Write ...
  • Creative Writing: Alien Invasion I developed these creative writing worksheets a while ago. These do not include a bubble organizers, but still work well with the writing process plan when done well. I’d recommend having your learners choose one picture or the other, or if they want a challenge they could do both pictures. A couple of set ups include: Write ...
  • Creative Writing: Birthday Party I developed these creative writing worksheets a while ago. These do not include a bubble organizers, but still work well with the writing process plan when done well. I’d recommend having your learners choose one picture or the other, or if they want a challenge they could do both pictures. A couple of set ups include: Write ...
  • Creative Writing: My Dreams of Being a Hero I developed these creative writing worksheets a while ago. These do not include a bubble organizers, but still work well with the writing process plan when done well. I’d recommend having your learners choose one picture or the other, or if they want a challenge they could do both pictures. A couple of set ups include: Write ...
  • Field Trip Creative Thinking Mind Map This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Find my Family in the House Information Gap Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Food Likes and Dislikes Creative Thinking Lotus Blossom This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Food Likes and Dislikes Creative Thinking Reverse Brainstorming This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity ...
  • Greetings Hello Idea Box Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity ...
  • Holidays Synthesis Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • I’m Overwhelmed by Lesson Planning, Help! An EPIK teacher wrote me recently with some questions about how to deal with lesson planning. Here is her letter and my advice, perhaps it will help others will similar planning issues. Cheers,   Sara   ********************************************** Message: Hi Sara, My name is Paula Kelleher. I attended one of your lectures at the EPIK orientation in Jeonju University in February. I’m now based in Gwangju. ...
  • Imperatives Random Element Spin 2 Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Imperatives Random Element Spin Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Music Video Prompt: Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know I do a lot of work presenting on how to use music and how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it ...
  • Music Video Prompt: One More Time I do a lot of work presenting on how to use music and how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it ...
  • Music Video Writing Prompt: More Than Words I do a lot of work presenting on how to use music and how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it ...
  • My Family Likes Creative Thinking Brainstorming This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Narrative Writing Lesson Plan for Intermediate Learners This lesson plan with model texts is designed to help learners plan for and write the ending for a story based on writing prompt. This lesson begins with a board splash and uses reading process steps to analyze a model text to determine how language is used to make writing more interesting for learners. This writing ...
  • Pop Culture Hero Model Text Essay Writing I’m still working on providing writing worksheets that will help students structure an essay or short writing piece using model text analysis to help examine and understanding the required elements for a complete writing. This process lesson looks at a short non-fiction essay about a current pop culture hero or icon. This could easily build to ...
  • Possessions Brainstorming Creative Thinking Lesson This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Report Writing with Sources Amazon Rainforest Model Text I’m still working to create these model text analysis worksheet designed for EFL/ESL students who are also working on developing writing skills. This process lesson looks at a short report style writing that uses information from sources. In the report learners can explore how information from sources can be organized to present information about a specific ...
  • Research Essay with Model Text Analysis Birthday Candles Here is another model text analysis worksheet designed for EFL/ESL students who are also working on developing writing skills. This process lesson looks at a short research based essay that presents information in a historical timeline perspective. In the essay learners begin to look at how to present information about changes in specific items over a ...
  • Room Differences Information Gap Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Saying Hello Creative Thinking Technique Mind Map This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • School Rules Creative Thinking Mind Map This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • School Subjects Random Element Spin Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Shake Your Hand Imperatives Random Element Toss Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Tasked Based Lesson Plans: Introductions I work a lot on training teachers, and a lot of talk with training is devoted to tasked based learning and communication. At the same time I do a lot of work with the PPP framework or the ECRIF framework for teaching communication. The different here being that PPP is a framework for teacher planning ...
  • TBL Lesson Plan: Do you like to eat… I work a lot on training teachers, and a lot of talk with training is devoted to tasked based learning and communication. At the same time I do a lot of work with the PPP framework or the ECRIF framework for teaching communication. The different here being that PPP is a framework for teacher planning ...
  • TBL Lesson Plan: Giving Directions I work a lot on training teachers, and a lot of talk with training is devoted to tasked based learning and communication. At the same time I do a lot of work with the PPP framework or the ECRIF framework for teaching communication. The different here being that PPP is a framework for teacher planning ...
  • TBL Lessons: Imperatives I work a lot on training teachers, and a lot of talk with training is devoted to tasked based learning and communication. At the same time I do a lot of work with the PPP framework or the ECRIF framework for teaching communication. The different here being that PPP is a framework for teacher planning ...
  • TBL Plans: Classroom Things I work a lot on training teachers, and a lot of talk with training is devoted to tasked based learning and communication. At the same time I do a lot of work with the PPP framework or the ECRIF framework for teaching communication. The different here being that PPP is a framework for teacher planning ...
  • Teaching with the Four Skills: An In-depth Review   Of the two webinar sessions I completed, I really enjoyed this. I love everything to do with 21st Century teaching, but teaching around the four skills is equally important. Using the CEFR (and the 7 distinct skills in the CEFR) I explore four skills classrooms that any teacher could design. This session includes four examples ...
  • The Original EPIK Lesson Plan Template Hello Teachers, Here is the lesson plan template used by EPIK and the Korean MOE since 2006 when I developed it for Korea. This lesson plan template is in doc format. It is designed around the PPP (Present, Practice, Produce) language teaching framework. It can be easily adapted to teach ESA (Engage Study Activate) PPU ...
  • Things Animals Eat Brainstorming Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Unsual Animals Reading Comprehension: The Babirusa These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: Giant Coconut Crab These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: Girded Lizard Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: Maned Wolf Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: Spiney Orbweaver Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: The Fossa Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: The Gerenuk Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: The Irrawaddy Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: The Markhor Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: The Mata Mata Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: The Pink Fairy Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: The Sunda Lemur Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: The Tree Hopper Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Unusual Animals: The Yeti Crab Reading Comprehension These worksheets are designed for reading comprehension for EFL/ESL classrooms. While generally written for high to intermediate level learners, these worksheets would also make good reading comprehension activities for any teacher interested in non-fiction reading. Each non-fiction reading contains information about an unusual animal, designed to engage interest in world wild life. Due to the ...
  • Valentine’s Day Creative Writing with Process Writing Procedure Do you want to work with your students and explain some of the tradition around Valentine’s Day? To help you through with this late winter planning ┬áhere is a writing worksheet designed to help learners organize for a descriptive writing paragraph. The topics are all about Valentine’s day using a picture prompt to help create ...
  • Video Prompt: The Hungry Pigeons I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: The Robot’s Smile I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: A Tragedy over Soup I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: Aha Take On Me I do a lot of work presenting on how to use music and how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it ...
  • Video Prompt: An Act of Kindness I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: Fishing with Sam I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: Gopher Broke I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: Hold the Line, Of Friendship and War I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: In the Rough Writing Lesson I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: Medusa’s Reflection I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: Ryan vs Dorkman I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: The Adventures of Bicho I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: The Bully: Dealing with Bullying I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: The Defective Robot I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: The Devil Vs The Angel I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: Vampire’s Crown I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Video Prompt: Writing Two Frogs I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners ...
  • Weather Report Random Element Toss Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • What time Shall We Meet Creative Thinking Information Gap This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • What’s For Dinner? Idea Box Creative Thinking   This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking.   Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Where are you from? Countries Logic Puzzle Creative Thinking This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Write a Movie Review with Model Text and Procedure I just finished a great teacher training in the city of Daegu with some really great teachers. One in particular, Jerry Park, put together a really nice lesson using an authentic model text to teach learners how to write a movie review of their own. This lesson has a great, natural, context, is relevant to learners, ...