7-9 Year Old Children’s Lessons

Children’s ESL Textbook Review – Let’s Go Series

In this article we’re going to review the very popular kids ESL textbook “Let’s Go” published by Oxford University Press. The “Let’s Go” series has over seven textbooks that cover the ages from 3 to around 12 years old. To call the “Let’s Go” series a textbook would be mistake, it is more a suite of Kids ESL resources that are based around the textbook/student book. There is a teacher’s guide, workbook, CD, student cards, full-size teacher cards, wall charts, readers, songbooks, picture dictionary, grammar and listening textbook and finally an interactive CD-ROM. That is quite a lot. In this review we’re going to take a look at the student book, workbook, teacher’s guide and CD. We will go over the other material at a later time in a different review.  

ESL Kids Class Resources Review – Apricot Picture Books

In today’s article we’re going to go over the series of kids picture books published by Apricot. Picture books are an essential tool for any English teacher that has young children’s classes. They are great way to introduce new vocabulary, phrases and basic questions. They are also a great way to calm down an overexcited or chaotic class. Simply said you need a good series of picture books.

Games and Activities for 7-9 Childrens English Class

English students around the ages of 7 to 9 years old are not that different from younger students. They still like to play games and activities but at this age you do start to see certain amount of shyness and timidity from many students. It’s because of this that there are some games and activities that I would not use for this age group that I might with a younger  group. Some of those things would be any kind of songs, dancing or anything that some children might think of as childish. At this age you can start to incorporate more complicated activities but you will have to constantly monitor the students in the class to see if those activities are popular or are effective.   Shootout! This is a basic game that focuses on having the children verbalize the various vocabulary that the...

Example Lesson Plan for 7-9 Childrens English Class

Age group 7-9 years old   Preparation 5 minutes   Class time 60 minutes   Teaching Key Points Various commands (listening practice) Basic question and replies Alphabet writing practice “Where are you going?” “I’m going to _______” “Is he/she going to ________?” “Yes, he/she is.” “No, he/she isn’t.” Vocabulary Words Hospital Supermarket Bus stop Department store Post office Restaurant Library Park Train station   Lesson plan Greetings- Warm-up-Drill Sgt. Question time- Short writing practice- Textbook/vocabulary/sentence introduction Related game-find it Textbook/vocabulary/sentence introduction 2-related to first part Speaking test-yes/no questions Review-English road Goodbyes   Step by Step Greetings I am going to start the class by greeting the students when I wa...

An Introduction to Teaching English to 7-9 year olds

The 7 to 9 year-old children’s class is a very common class that you will see offered at most English conversation schools. Many teachers will find themselves teaching this age group at local elementary schools as well. For the most part, the methods and techniques used when teaching six-year-olds can be applied to the 7 to 9 year-olds as well. However, there are some major exceptions which we will talk about in this article.   What to expect At this age you can expect the children to be sufficiently motivated. The kids will have a lot of energy and in order to channel the energy into learning English you will have to have a large amount of activities and games for them to do. Unlike the 3-6 year old group the 7-9 year olds enjoy doing new games and activities. Because of their ...

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