This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Penelope in the Treehouse and the theme of families. In the lesson students watch but don’t hear the start of a short film, decide what is happening and what the characters are saying, predict the rest of the story and write a story.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Learner type: All ages
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Watching a short film, predicting and writing a story, discussing a film
Language: Vocabulary related to families, past simple tense
Watch the film.