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TESOL Sample Lesson


Language Arts  


6, 7  

Lesson Plan Title: Cinderella Around the World

Concept / Topic To Teach: Motifs, parts of speech, writing/listening/reading skills.

Standards Addressed: ELL/TESL

General Goal(s): To practice reading, writing, and reading skills, and to review previous vocabulary work.

Specific Objectives: 1. To listen for vocabulary words in video.

2. To write vocabulary words and associate them with pictures in mini book.

3. To work as a group to create a funny version of Cinderella while reviewing nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc.

Required Materials: 1. 8 1/2 x 11 pices of paper (x2 per student) that are folded in half vertically and stapled together to form a little book.  2. Markers and crayons.  3. Applicable stickers or paper cutouts for decorating small book. 3. Vocabulary review sheets to use during the lesson.  4. Picture books of Cinderella from different cultures. 5. Mad Lib Cinderella story. 

Anticipatory Set (Lead-In):  1. Review last class’s vocabulary and handout sheet with the vocabulary and definitions.  2. Tell students to listen for vocabulary words during video and check them off when they hear them (reward students with prize for each word).  3. Play Cinderella video.

Step-By-Step Procedures: 1. Hand out picture books, and encourage students to browse through them.  2. Pass out mini books and decorations and give instructions for the activity.  a. Notice the motifs at the top of each page?  These are “Cinderella” “Rescue Character” “Prince” and “Stepmother” “Shoe” and “Gown” b. On each page draw or glue a decoration that matches the word on the page.  You can create your own or copy the pictures/words from one of the picture books.  c. Underline any of our vocabulary words in the mini book.  d. Decorate the front cover c. If you copied the pictures write the title of the book and the author on the back cover.  

3. a. Write a list of numbers on the board that will correspond with the Mad Lib blanks.  b. Handout the Mad Lib with the blanks to each student but instruct them not to look at it yet.  c. from a list of the types of words you need (corresponding to the numbers) read off what types of words you need for each number one at a time.  d. Have the students decide as a group what words they want to put in the blanks.  c. when the list is filled in have each student fill in the words from the board onto their paper to take home.  

Plan For Independent Practice:

– Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set): Ask why students think that there are so many Cinderella stories? What were some of the common motifs?  Are there any parts of the story that feel strange to them?

– Assessment Based On Objectives:

– Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):

– Extensions (For Gifted Students):

– Possible Connections To Other Subjects:

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