Using indefinite articles
This beginner ESL lesson plan is designed to teach students how to ask about and identify objects using the correct articles. The focus at this level is on acquiring essential phrases to inquire and respond effectively, developing basic communication skills for everyday interactions.
The lesson begins with a boardwork suggestion that introduces the functional language for asking and identifying objects. We then move on to low-resource activities, emphasising articles and collaborative pair-work. The lesson ends with an interactive classroom game that reinforces the lesson's core theme.
Use of the board
Presenting complex language on the board can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially for new teachers. That's why each plan includes helpful suggestions and notes on how to effectively present the target language of the lesson.
The TEFLHandbook library prioritises collaborative and interactive classroom activities that reduce the amount of paper and photocopying needed.
The majority of our ideas involve little to no preparation or photocopying. Teach your best class with little more than a whiteboard and some students.
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Our approach will help you optimise your teaching time and minimise reliance on paper-based materials, allowing you to focus on leading engaging and interactive lessons with your students.
Relay challenge: Articles
Games are a fantastic way to wrap up any successful class. Our lesson plans contain at least one idea for ready-to-play classroom games that reinforce the lesson's target language.
More ESL lesson plans for beginners
Our suggested next lesson is on giving instructions. If you've found these materials helpful, be sure to check out our complete list of ESL lesson plans for upper-beginners, as well as our entire selection of ESL lesson plans.
Additionally, if you use an iOS or Android device, have a look at the TEFL Handbook app. An ESL lesson planner for English teachers. It has a lot more content and gives you faster access to our ESL resources, making it easier to use in class.
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750+ Low-prep classroom activity ideas
1100+ Printable ESL flashcards
160+ ESL lesson plans
8 Distinct language levels
Offline access through the TEFLHandbook app
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