Here you can find some whole lesson plans that are enough material for 1 or 2 hours of classwork.
- Daddy-Long-Legs – Reading & Discussion
- Yesterday whole writing lesson
- Robinson Crusoe – Reading & Discussion
- Aesop – Reading & Discussion
- Anne of Green Gables – Reading & Discussion
- Coincidence – Reading & Discussion
There is no technical definition of a whole lesson. As far as I am concerned it simply refers to a series of connected activities that would take about an hour or more of class time.
The whole lessons included here are thematically based, and any vocabulary or language work is governed by the nature of the theme (not the other way round). All lessons are complete and distinct, and are not necessarily intended to be taught in the order they are released.
Inevitably, given that whole lessons take a good deal of time, these lesson plans include integrated skills tasks. And in addition I try to take into account the natural ebb and flow of a lesson, so for example a more active task may well be followed by a quieter exercise enabling the students a period of reflection and collaboration. Or a serious activity may be followed by a lighthearted puzzle.
In this way I attempt to vary and balance the content and tasks in the hope of maintaining student interest and attention throughout the entire lesson.