Saturday, February 11, 2023

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Free ESL Reading Comprehension Sampler For ESL, ELL & English learners”

by The Laughing Linguist
6th - 8th Grade

Two free, no-prep ESL reading comprehension worksheets and lesson plans for your ESL or ELL students!

"Help! I need to teach reading comprehension to my ESL or ELL students soon but I don't have the time to prepare a reading lesson!" Sound familiar? This free no-prep reading comprehension worksheet for B2 or C1 ESL, ELL or English learners is here to help!

Designed to give a free sample of my Reading Comprehension materials, it contains two full reading lessons. The topics are Veganism and How to improve your memory. Contains:

✅ Pre-task Discussions - engage your students and activate their schema with interesting and unique discussion questions

 Links to Youtube clips for linked activities - test your students’ listening skills

 Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities - improve these key reading skills with these reading comprehension questions

 Full Lesson Plan - save time on planning with an easy-to-follow lesson plan

 Vocabulary Review - build your students' vocabulary in this vocabulary review

 Comprehension Check - check full understanding and comprehension with these questions

 Discussion/debate - a post-reading discussion or debate activity to work on speaking skills

Grade / Proficiency level.

My reading materials are suitable for upper-intermediate or advanced ESL learners (B2/C1). They would also be suitable for grades 6-8, while I have also used them with students from lower sets in grades 9-11 too.


Previous feedback I've received for my reading materials:

"Pretty sure I've never left feedback but true story - this resource is saving my life. I recently moved up to the high school level, in addition to taking on the role of program coordinator. Six weeks into the school year and the textbooks have still not been purchased and I'm in the depths of redesigning an ESL program. I've been out a lot for conferences and meetings, and not only is this resource easy for my paras to follow but it's also great to build off of (or not!). Very low prep, full of engaging conversation topics, interesting articles, thorough comprehension questions and vocabulary tasks. You can follow the lesson plans to a T or create additional activities from the articles. I am able to use this for a 70-minute class, hitting all 4 domains, and sometimes we don't even finish! Thank you!"

- Christine D.

These materials are part of a Reading Comprehension series. You can check out the rest of the materials here:

1. Festivals Guy Fawkes Night, Burning Man & Pamplona Running of the Bulls

2. Famous People & Celebrities - David BowieLucy Liu & Steve Irwin

3. Food Culture Around The World - Healthy EatingExtreme Eating & Coffee Culture

4. Music and Culture - GrafittiOpera & Punk

5. Cities and their People - JerusalemChristchurch & Athens

6. Art and Literature - Graphic NovelsThe Guggenheim & Franz Kafka

7. Global Sports - CricketRugby &Base Jumping

8. Scientists & Inventors - Elon MuskBoyan Slat & Mae Jemison

Each lesson has multiple activities and is aimed at improving your students’ reading comprehension skills and building their vocabulary. You can get a better deal by buying a bundle. You can find ALL the above resources in one place here:

24 ESL Reading Comprehension Lesson Bundle

If you regularly teach reading comprehension, check out these money-saving bundles:

Biography Reading Comprehension Bundle

Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle

ESL Super Bundle


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