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29 Ways to Stay Creative

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 29 Ways to Stay Creative by To-fu and the theme of creativity. Students learn vocabulary related to creativity, talk about creativity, discuss what they do to be creative, watch a short video, discuss a short video and reflect on the lesson.

365 Grateful

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 365 Grateful by Hailey Bartholomew and the theme of gratitude. Students write and talk about what they are grateful for, watch a short video about gratitude, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short video, plan a gratitude project and reflect on the lesson.

97% Love Match

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film titled 97% Love Match and the themes of apps and dating. Students talk about the apps they commonly use, do a dictation, watch a short film and retell a story.

A Kiss, Deferred

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled A Kiss, Deferred. Students predict a story, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, write a story, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.

A Letter from Fred

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled A Letter from Fred and the theme of romantic relationships. Students watch a short film about a songwriting competition, predict the end of a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, talk about romantic relationships and reflect on the lesson.

A New Perspective for Moms

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film and the theme of mothers and children. Students learn vocabulary to describe character, describe their personality, speak about mothers and children, watch a short film, discuss a short film, describe their mothers and reflect on the lesson.

A Short Love Story

This ESL lesson is designed around a beautiful animation titled A Short Love Story by Carlos Lascano and the theme of love. Students learn vocabulary related to love, talk about love, write a love story, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.

A Single Life

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled A Single Life and the theme of stages of life. In the lesson students practise vocabulary related to the stages of life, discuss stages of life, watch a short film, and speak and write about it.

A Thousand Words

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film called A Thousand Words by Ted Chung. Students predict a story from its title, watch the start of a short film and make predictions about how a story will continue and write a story.

Albert and Aidan Sykes

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Albert and Aidan Sykes, and the themes of family and racism. In the lesson students do a dictation, predict the answer to questions, listen to an interview, answer comprehension questions, watch two short videos, and speak about the videos.

Ali’s Story

This ESL lesson plan is designed around an animated short film and the theme of refugees. Students practise vocabulary related to refugees, speak about refugees, watch a short film, retell a story, answer comprehension questions, talk about a short film, empathise with refugee children, reflect on the lesson and write an account of a refugee child fleeing their country.

Alike

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Alike. In the lesson students practise using alike, adjectives to describe character and routines, watch a short film, predict how the film will end and speak about the film.

All That We Share

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled All That We Share by Danish TV channel TV2Danmark. In the lesson students talk about the communities they belong to, find out what they share with their classmates, watch and discuss a video about what a community shares.

Alma

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Alma and the theme of character. Students learn vocabulary related to character, talk about their own character, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, write a sequel to a short film and reflect on the lesson.

Alternative Math

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Alternative Math by David Maddox and Malcolm Morrison, and the themes of maths and alternative facts. Students learn vocabulary related to maths, talk about maths, watch a short film and answer comprehension questions, predict the end of a story and speak about the film.

Amar

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film Amar by Andrew Hinton which focuses on a single day in the life of a fourteen-year-old Indian boy. Students practise talking about their present and past daily routines, and compare their routines with those of the boy featured in the film.