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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 Love Story

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film titled A Love Story and the theme of love. Students learn vocabulary related to love, talk about love, listen to a short film and speculate on what is happening, write a love story, watch a short film, analyse a short film 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 Small Escape

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled A Small Escape and the themes of creativity and imagination. Students predict the story of a short film, watch a short film, write a story inspired by a short film, discuss a short film, come up with imaginative and creative uses of everyday objects and reflect on the lesson.

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.

A Visual Manifesto

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled A Visual Manifesto, and the themes of images and visual literacy. Students choose an image they like, describe an image to another students, watch a short film with the sound off, write a voiceover for the film, read a transcript, analyse a short film, talk about images and visual literacy, reflect on the lesson.

Adult Literacy

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Adult Literacy and the theme of literacy. Students learn vocabulary related to literacy, talk about literacy, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short video, perform a roleplay and reflect on the lesson.

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.