Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Welcome to MAE ESL 6.  I have left all the copies for the class on the wooden desk.  This lesson plan has been posted to our blog,  If you can, find a teacher to help you logon to my computer and go to  If you can't,that's ok.  Please contact me at 

Students read and complete exercises below.  Correct and discuss the exercise, then move on to the next exercise.  Grammar note--I left a handout that summarizes the passive voice--please refer to this handout before you start the exercise.  The students received this handout last week

Warm-up and Grammar: student-handout
  • vocabulary: 19th Week Day 3: Reform Movement
  • grammar: 6 The Accident and 6 Active to Passive constuctions

Soft Skills 2

Article and Discussion: Oatmeal (Milpitas Post)

Pre-reading discussion: ask students what they know about Oatmeal

Distribute the article.

Students read the article silently, annotating their text for new vocabulary, new questions, etc.

Direct the students to share their annotations with a partner for 2 or 3 minutes.

Students take turns reading and explaining the meaning of the text..

Pair students up in 2s or 4s and distribute Oatmeal questions.  Depending on the time and group size, you can assign specific question numbers to each pair so not everyone is talking about the same questions.