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How to Plan an Online Teaching Lesson in 2024 (with Examples)

Teacher teaching English Online

let's dive into the hustle of crafting that killer online English teaching lesson plan.

If you've rolled through a TEFL course with a top-notch crew or are riding the wave with big-league online English teaching companies, you're already handed a golden ticket - lesson plans and curriculum served on a silver platter

But hey, life might throw you a curveball and you find yourself in the arena with a company that’s not handing out these goodies.

No sweat, champ. With a dash of grit, a sprinkle of this knowledge bomb I'm dropping, you'll be crafting engaging lesson plans even in your dreams!

Let’s get real, orchestrating your online teaching lessons is a breeze when you’re armed to the teeth. Going off the cuff for 25 minutes on screen? That’s a rocky ride for both you and your students.

So, gear up with these essentials to make your lessons a home run.

A stellar lesson is packing:

  • A crystal clear objective that’s the heart of the show, spotlighting what your student will master when the curtain falls.

  • The vocab that’s gonna be the star of the show.

  • Target sentence frames that your students will rock in real-world scenarios.

  • A playground of opportunities for your student to flex their speaking muscles.

  • Visual and audio fireworks to skyrocket understanding.

Lesson Objectives:

Back in the day, when I was in the trenches of a traditional classroom, I’d jot down the day’s lesson objectives on a sticky, slap it on my computer, and boom, I’m on track, no detours.

You can rock this strategy in the digital classroom too.

Pen down the objective as an “I Can” anthem from the student’s viewpoint on a sticky, and let it ride on your computer.

Say, you’re on a mission to coach the student on introducing themselves, you might scribble: “I can introduce myself to the teacher and spill the beans on my age and hometown.”

Keep this main objective as your north star throughout the lesson, ensuring every convo is a stepping stone leading the student to this goldmine.

And remember, every lesson is a stage to unleash the rockstar in your student. So prep up, light the fireworks, and let’s make learning a legendary journey!

Dry Erase Board

Let’s kick things up a notch in your online teaching game with a powerhouse tool - the Dry Erase Board.

When you’re riding the digital teaching wave, a dry erase board becomes your canvas to paint the vivid imagery of knowledge.

Before the show kicks off, jot down the key vocab and target sentence frames on this magic slate.

Feeling the creative juices flowing? Go color-crazy! Splash the key vocab in one hue and the target sentence frames in another. It’s not just about teaching; it’s about creating a visual fiesta to make those words and sentences dance in your student’s mind.

Dry erase boards are your ticket to reaching every learner that logs in, providing a visual anchor they can cling to, sailing through the lesson until they hit the shores of Mastery.

Props and Visual Elements:

As you’re architecting your online teaching lesson plan, let your imagination run wild on the visual teaching aids terrain.

The props you need are probably playing hide-and-seek right in your crib. And hey, don’t forget to jazz up your teaching background to keep the visual vibe buzzing.

Cooking up a lesson on food? Raid your pantry and parade those snacks, fruits, and veggies in front of your student. It’s not just a lesson; it’s a virtual feast of knowledge!

Diving into a lesson on clothing? Your closet is a treasure trove. Pull out those threads and turn the lesson into a fashion show.

And oh, the ABC flashcards are your trusty sidekicks. Hunt down a set that’s rocking illustrations for each letter, turning every flash of a card into a mini adventure.

I snagged a pack from the Dollar Store that had a zoo of animals for each letter, and now, whether it’s the ABCs or the animal kingdom, every lesson is a safari.

Remember, every prop, every color, every visual element you bring into the frame is a bridge to a world where learning is a joyride.

So, gear up, let your creativity soar, and turn every online lesson into a visual voyage of discovery!

Audio Elements

Let’s crank up the volume on your online teaching saga with some Audio Elements!

Depending on the age bracket of your digital tribe, audio can be the spice that makes the learning stew delish.

We’re talking songs, video clips that can paint concepts in a rainbow of understanding that plain reading just can’t.

But hey, a word to the wise, if you’re planning to drop a song or video in the mix, have it downloaded and ready to roll before the lesson bell rings.

You want to hit play and have the learning jam session flow, not stumble on tech hiccups.

Topics to Unleash in an Online Lesson:

The digital classroom is your oyster, and oh boy, the topics you can dive into are as vast as the ocean. Here’s a sneak peek into the treasure trove:

Online Teachers

English Pronouns:

Unveil the magic of English pronouns in a way that’s as engaging as a thriller movie. I

t’s not just about ‘he’, ‘she’, or ‘they’, it’s about making these words dance in sentences that resonate with real-life scenarios.

Vocabulary Words:

Turn the vocab session into a carnival where each word is a ride. Focus on the pronunciation, and have your student echo the word like it’s the coolest chant.

Dive into definitions, spellings, and make every word an exciting character in the story of language.

Speaking and Conversation Skills:

This is where the rubber meets the road! Your students are here to not just learn English, but to converse like they’ve been speaking it since they popped into this world.

Toss open-ended questions their way, kindling the fire of independent expression.

If a student hits you with a one-word answer, spin it into a full sentence, pause, and with a gesture, pass the mic back to them.

It’s not just about correcting; it’s about coaching them to express, to converse, to own the language.

Every audio element, every topic is a golden opportunity to not just teach, but to ignite a passion for English in your students.

So, step into that virtual classroom, and let’s make every lesson a concert of learning, a dialogue of discovery, and a celebration of communication!


When you’re dealing with the advanced troops in your online English battalion, it’s time to unravel the mysteries of verb usage and tenses.

It’s not just about learning; it’s about catapulting their understanding to realms they never imagined.

Kickstart the grammar voyage with verb charts, your roadmap to mastering verbs. Take for instance the verb [to have]. Lay it out like a rockstar setlist:

  • I have

  • You have

  • He/She/It has

  • We have

  • You have

  • They have

Once you’ve jammed on this chart and rolled through some practice sentences together, set your student on the solo path of practicing. It’s about making them the lead guitarist on the stage of grammar.

A killer way to amp up their practice is crafting a worksheet with a word bank and sentences, and flash it on the screen like a spotlight.

Say, you have [has] and [have] as your headliners. Below, drop the sentences:

  • He ____ a ball.

  • I _____ a yellow hat.

  • She _____ three apples.

Let your student be the lyricist, filling in the blanks with [have] or [has], making the sentences sing.

Reading Skills:

Reading is the doorway to a universe of knowledge. Flash sentences or a short passage on the screen, or send over a reading snippet a few days before the lesson for some solo exploration.

As they read, jot down the tricky words or phrases. Post-reading, it’s time for a duet, reviewing and repeating the challenging bits, turning hurdles into stepping stones.

Listening Skills:

Make listening a thrilling ride by playing short video or audio clips. After a couple of replays, hit them with questions about what they soaked in. It’s about tuning their ears to the melody of English.

Advanced Skills:

For the adult learners or the advanced squadron, it’s time to dive into the deep waters of business English or interview skills.

Transform the virtual classroom into a mock corporate arena, holding pretend interviews and meetings, sprinkled with advanced vocab.

It’s not just about teaching; it’s about prepping them for real-world linguistic battles.

Every aspect, be it grammar, reading, listening, or advanced skills, is a gear in the engine of language mastery.

So, step into that online classroom, and let’s turn every lesson into a linguistic adventure, a step closer to making your students the maestros of English!

Components of a Good Online Teaching Lesson Plan

Let’s unravel the magic of crafting a killer Online Teaching Lesson Plan, especially when you’re on a mission to teach the young minds the beauty of English.

Lesson Plan

there are plenty who get schooled on the 5E lesson planning format while teaching science in a traditional classroom, but guess what? This formula is a dynamite when it comes to online English lessons too!

Every lesson you roll out is a journey, and while it’s cool to hit each of these steps, feel free to skip, shuffle, or revisit any step. Lesson planning isn’t a straight highway; it’s a spiral road full of discoveries.

Engage (Warm-Up):

Kickstart the digital rendezvous by lighting up the spark of curiosity in your student. Activate their prior learning, get the English gears in their brain grinding right off the bat.

Engage activities are your opening act. Toss simple questions, flash photos or a short video, or let a snippet of a song set the stage.

Explore (We Do Together):

Now, let’s dive deeper into the ocean of learning. The Explore stage is where you and your student sail together into the heart of the topic. It’s like the extended version of the Engage stage.

Unleash an English game, teach a catchy song, or have your student echo a chant. It’s all about making the learning playground vibrant and engaging.

Explain (Teacher Does):

Welcome to the Explain stage, the realm where new vocab and concepts make a grand entrance. If it’s vocab on the menu, pronounce the words and have your student echo them. For the advanced learners, dive into the meanings too.

If it’s the grammar gala, like verb tenses, this is your stage to introduce them. And oh, if there are tough words or concepts lurking in a reading passage, pre-teach them here.

Elaborate (We Do Together):

Now, let’s set the stage for exploration under your watchful eyes. Whether it’s a reading passage, a matching game, or a video, let your student dive into the material.

Encourage them to speak independently, to express their understanding. But hey, if they stumble, you’re there to catch them and set them back on the track.

Every phase of this 5E model is a step towards making your online English lesson a riveting journey of discovery.

It’s about making the virtual classroom a theater of learning, where every session is a narrative that educates, engages, and excites.

So, gear up, plan your lessons with this 5E magic wand, and let’s make learning an adventure that your students look forward to!

Evaluate (Student Does Independently):

As the curtain falls on your class, it’s time for the spotlight to shine on your student. Let them strut on the stage of knowledge, showcasing what they’ve soaked up.

This is the solo act where they prove they can rock the information independently.

Sample Online English Lesson Plans:

Getting a grip on the 5E model is a breeze when you see it in action.

Colors lesson

So, I’ve cooked up two lesson plans, one for the rookies and one for the intermediates, to serve as your blueprint for online English teaching success.

These lessons are crafted for a one-on-one showdown and are tuned to keep the learning vibes buzzing for about 25 minutes.

Beginner Sample Lesson: Colors

Let’s paint the virtual classroom with the hues of vocabulary in this online English lesson on colors.

Materials Needed:

Your toolkit includes index cards flaunting the colors “red,” “yellow,” “blue,” and “green” in their true shades, along with a bunch of small items and toys rocking these colors.


By the end of this color carnival, your student will be belting out the colors of different items in complete sentences, like a pro.

Vocabulary Words: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow

Target Sentence Frames:

  • What color is it? It is ____

  • What color do you see? I see _____

This lesson is your canvas, and every activity is a stroke of color that brings the English language to life for your student.

Whether it’s flashing the color cards, playing a matching game with the colored items, or engaging in a colorful conversation, every moment is a step towards making your student a maestro of colors in English.

So, grab your palette of teaching strategies, and let’s create a masterpiece of learning in the virtual classroom!


When it comes to the rookies in the English learning arena, the key is to warm up the engines with some basic chit-chat. Kick off the show by tossing some simple intro questions their way.

Hit them with the classics like “What is your name?” “How old are you?” and “Where are you from?”

Now, here’s where you turn the heat up. Don’t settle for one-word answers; nudge them to respond in full sentences.

So, if they drop just their name, steer them towards saying, “My name is Sally.”

Demonstrate this by belting out the full sentence yourself, and then pass the mic to the student, signaling it’s their turn to echo you.

Hit them with the question again, giving them the stage to rock the full sentence.


Now, let’s dive into the color fest. Flash each color card, touch the color, and belt out the color word loud and clear.

Point to the student, it’s their cue to echo the color word. Have them repeat the vocabulary word, making the color word echo in the virtual classroom.

Now, let’s spell out the magic. Demonstrate first, “R-E-D, Red.” Pass the spelling baton to the student, have them echo the spelling 2-3 times.

Roll through each color word in the lesson, following this rhythm.

Now, it’s time for a quick check. Flash a color card, point to the color, and hit them with the universal “What’s this?” shrug. It’s their cue to name the color.

For the beginners, a simple sentence like “What do you see?” is a golden ticket. They should be able to name the color, turning the flashcard into a colorful conversation.

If any color proves to be a tough nut, revisit it. Repetition is your friend here.

This rhythm of Engage, Explain, and Evaluate is your formula to turn the virtual classroom into a vibrant, engaging, and effective learning playground. It’s about making every moment a step towards mastering the language, one color, one word, one sentence at a time.

So, gear up, and let’s make the online English lesson a colorful adventure of learning!


Alright, now that the color vocab is in the bag, it’s time to stretch those words into full sentences. We’ve got the colors down; now let’s weave them into sentences. Here are some killer sentences to roll with:

“What color do you see?” “I see green.” “What color is it?” “It is red.”

To drive home the full sentences, I love having the target sentence frames scribbled on my dry erase board in advance. This way, I can point to the response I’m aiming for from the student. Here’s how this magic unfolds in action:

Hold up a red flashcard, hit them with, “What color do you see? I see red.”

Now, pass the mic to the student, still flaunting the red flashcard, “What color do you see?” Cup your hand to your ear, it’s their cue to belt out the answer.

Roll through these sentences for every color in the deck. Then, hit them with the second sentence, “What do you see?” using the same rhythm.

Once the student has jammed through both sentence frames for all four colors, it’s time to level up.

Flash a red toy or a red apple, hit them with, “What do you see?”

If they stumble, no sweat. Assist them, and flash your dry erase board with the target sentence frames for a little nudge.

Keep the rhythm going, flash different color items, toss the sentence their way, and lend a hand if they need it. By the end of this phase, they should be rocking complete sentences.


As the clock ticks down to the last 5 minutes, it’s crunch time. Time to see if the colors have truly painted their minds.

Flash each color card from the kickoff of the lesson, one by one. Hit them with “What color is this?” or “What color do you see?” and wait for the magic words.

Now, they should be belting out the answers solo, no hints. But hey, if they hit a wall, your dry erase board is your magic wand to give them a hint.

Always, and I mean always, end the lesson on a sky-high note.

Once your student showcases their color mastery, shower them with praise, virtual high fives, and let them know they rocked it. I love capping off the lesson with a goofy song or a game of Tic-Tac-Toe.

Whatever your closing act, ensure your student exits the virtual classroom with a swagger, feeling pumped about their efforts.

This isn’t just a lesson; it’s a confidence booster, a stepping stone to mastering the English language, one color, one sentence at a time!


Alright, let’s talk about the afterparty - the homework! If you’ve got the green light to dish out homework, use the classroom performance as your blueprint to craft that assignment.

Did your student stumble on a word? Boom, send them a link to a video where that word is pronounced, turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

Now, reflecting on the color bonanza lesson we just rocked, I’d whip up a snazzy worksheet sprinkled with different colored pictures.

Beside each picture, I’d drop the questions “What color is this?” or “What color do you see?” with a line eagerly waiting for the student’s answer.

For the young guns, simplify the game. Scribble the color words in a word bank and let them play matchmaker, linking the color to the picture.

Homework isn’t just about revisiting what was learned; it’s about cementing that knowledge, turning a one-time lesson into a lifelong skill.

It’s about making the learning stick, so when they step into the virtual classroom next, they’re not just recalling, they’re owning the knowledge.

And remember, the goal isn’t just to teach; it’s to inspire, to ignite the spark of learning that turns a lesson into a journey of discovery.

So, when you craft that homework, think of it as your encore, the part of the lesson that continues to echo long after the virtual classroom doors swing closed.

Intermediate Sample Lesson: My Favorite Foods

Alright, let’s dive into the delicious world of foods in this online English lesson tailored for the intermediate champs.

different food

This lesson is all about describing the flavor parade and dishing out your food likes and dislikes. So, grab your apron, and let’s cook up some language skills!

Materials Needed:

  • Food visuals are key. Get pictures of foods or, hey, grab actual foods from your pantry.

  • A dry erase board to jot down those target sentence frames.

  • A neat drawing of a verb tense chart for eat/eats.

  • Pictures of folks enjoying different foods.

  • Flashcards crafted from index cards with the following words and pictures: Spicy – chili pepper, Sweet – cake, Sour – lemon, Salty – chips.


The goal is to empower the student to describe the flavor fiesta of different foods and articulate which foods they’re vibing with and which ones they’re not.

Vocabulary Words:

Spicy, Sweet, Salty, Sour - these are the flavor badges we’re aiming to pin on the student’s vocabulary sash.

Target Sentence Frames:

  • “How does ____ taste?” The ___ tastes ___.

  • “What do you like to eat? I like to eat ____ because ____.


  • I/you/we/they eat

  • He/she/it eats

Now, let’s break down how this culinary language adventure unfolds:


Kickstart the lesson with a flavor guessing game. Flash pictures of different foods and have the student guess the flavor. It’s a fun way to get the taste buds and the brain buds buzzing!


Dive into the vocabulary pool. Introduce the flavor words with flashcards. Show the picture, say the word, and have the student echo it back. Spice it up with some real-life examples. If you’ve got a lemon, give it a taste and describe the sour kick!


Time to tackle the grammar. Unveil the verb tense chart for eat/eats. Break down the difference and roll through some examples together.


Now, let’s string the vocabulary and grammar into sentences. Use the target sentence frames and food pictures to craft sentences together. “How does cake taste? The cake tastes sweet.”


As the lesson wraps up, it’s time for the flavor finale. Have the student describe different foods using the vocabulary and grammar learned. Challenge them to tell you about their favorite and least favorite foods and why.


Assign a fun food diary as homework. Have the student jot down what they eat for a day and describe the flavors. It’s a tasty way to keep the learning going!

This lesson is not just about teaching English; it’s about making the language learning journey as flavorful and engaging as a scoop of triple-fudge ice cream.

So, let’s make learning a delicious adventure!


Alright, let’s kick things off with a bang! When you’re dealing with intermediate to advanced students, it’s all about sparking that conversation right from the get-go.

So, as you welcome them to the class, hit them with questions that dive into their day. Here are some convo starters:

  • How are you rockin’ today?

  • What adventures did you embark on today? (And hey, if they slip up on the tense, guide them gently to the past tense)

  • What’s on the horizon for you this weekend?

  • Did you hit the school trails today?

  • What’s the class that gets your brain gears spinning at school?

  • Did you catch up with your squad today?

  • What’s the go-to activity when you and your friends unite?

Now, steering the ship towards the lesson at hand, hit them with this zinger: “What foods are you vibing with?”

Most likely, they’ll dish out names of a few foods they enjoy. But hey, we’re here to crank up the volume on their descriptive vocab when they’re talking food, and help them paint a vivid picture of other foods they dig.

Explain 1:

Now, let’s dive into the flavor vocabulary. Unveil each flashcard, pronounce the flavor word, and let the student echo it back.

Repetition is the name of the game here, so have them repeat each word a few times till it sticks.

Now, let’s spell it out. Literally. Show them the word on the flashcard, spell it out slow and steady, then pass the mic to them to do the same.

Feeling confident? Challenge them to close their eyes and spell the word from the memory vault.

Once they’ve got a solid grip on the pronunciation, let’s turn up the heat with a little game. Say, “When I flash the picture, hit me with the word as fast as you can.” Flash those flavor cards and see how quick they can dish out the words.

This section is all about laying down the flavor vocabulary foundation. It’s about making those words stick, so when they talk food, they’ve got a whole new arsenal of words to paint a vivid, flavorful picture.

And remember, the goal is to make this learning journey as engaging and fun as a food festival.

So, let’s keep the energy high, the encouragement flowing, and the learning sizzling!

Elaborate 1:

Alright, now that we’ve got those flavor vocab words down pat, it’s time to mix them up with some real food action.

We’re going to match these words to different foods and get rolling with our target sentence frames.

Kick things off with a lemon or any other food that puckers up those taste buds. Flash that “Sour” card and hit them with the sentence frame: “How does the lemon taste? The lemon tastes sour.”

Now, toss the ball to the student’s court. Ask, “How does the lemon taste?” and cup your ear, waiting for that flavorful response.

If they nail it, awesome! If they stumble, no worries. Whip out that dry erase board, jot down the question and answer frames, and hold it up as a visual cue for the student.

Now, let’s keep this flavor train rolling with different foods. Ask ‘em how they taste, flash those flavor cards, and let the student dish out the answers.

Once they’re cruising smoothly, try asking without flashing the cards.

Now, let’s dive deeper. It’s time for the student to spill the beans on their food preferences using the flavor vocab.

Kickstart the convo with, “What do you like to eat? I like to eat pizza.” Now, it’s their turn. Hit them with, “What do you like to eat?”

As they share their food faves, keep the convo flowing with follow-up questions like,

“How does ___ taste?” They should be able to sprinkle in the flavor words from earlier to describe the taste.

And hey, let’s keep the flavor convo spicy with questions like:

  • What’s your go-to sweet/salty/sour/spicy food?

  • Are you riding the spicy food wave?

  • Can you name-drop three salty foods?

  • How does a cookie taste to you?

This part is all about letting the student express their food vibes using the new flavor vocab. It’s about making the learning real, relatable, and ridiculously fun!

Explain 2:

Now, let’s switch gears and dive into the grammar ocean. It’s time to introduce the verb chart for the present tense verb: to eat.

As you cruise through the verb chart, have the student echo the lines. So, it goes like this:

  • You say, “I eat,” they echo, “I eat.”

  • You say, “You eat,” they echo, “You eat.”

  • You say, “He eats,” they echo, “He eats.”

  • And so on, till you’ve covered the whole verb family.

This part is all about laying down the grammar bricks, one verb at a time. It’s about making the grammar click in a way that sticks. And remember, every step of the way,

keep the encouragement flowing like a river, and the learning vibe buzzing like a concert.

Because when it comes to learning, it’s not just about the what, it’s about the how. And we’re here to make the how as exhilarating as a rollercoaster ride!

Elaborate 2:

Alright, it's time to put those verb tenses into action! Grab that picture of people munching on different foods and let’s dive into the verb world.

Hold up the verb chart for a visual cue and point to different folks in the picture as you hit the student with questions like:

  • What does he eat?

  • What does she eat?

Now, let’s add a fun twist! Mime eating some foods from Part 1 and ask the student, “What do I eat?”

Keep an eagle eye on the verb tense the student is using in their responses. If they trip up, no biggie! Hold up the verb chart, point to the correct answer, and read it out loud.

Then, point to the student, signaling it’s their turn to echo the correct verb tense.


Now, let’s gauge the flavor of success in this lesson. Hold up different food items and hit the student with, “How does __ taste?”

The student should dish out answers using the flavor vocab from the lesson. If they stumble, flash your dry erase board with the sentence frames or your flashcards to give them a nudge.

Bring back the picture of people feasting and ask, “What does he eat?” or “What does she eat” while pointing to the folks in the image.

Wrap up the class with, “What do you like to eat?” and follow up with “How does __ taste?” Shower the student with praise for a job well done and cap off the class on a high note with a song, game, or reward.

For the older champs, rewards could range from a game of tic tac toe or rock paper scissors to showing them snaps of your furry pals.

As you ride the teaching wave with each student, you’ll discover what jazzes them up!


Let’s keep the flavor adventure rolling beyond the class! Assign a fun and interactive homework task.

Ask the students to jot down the foods they gobbled up for dinner and label them as salty, spicy, sweet, or sour.

In the next class, they get to share their dinner flavor tales with you. This homework is not just about scribbling down answers.

It’s about living the lesson in real life, exploring the flavor world, and coming back with tasty stories to tell. It’s about making learning a journey that stretches beyond the classroom, right into the heart of daily life!

Final Tips to Remember:

Alright, you're on the verge of stepping into the vibrant world of online English teaching.

Crafting your own lessons is not just about filling the teaching slot; it’s about weaving a learning journey that resonates with each student.

Here are some golden nuggets to sprinkle some extra magic into your lessons:

Body Language Is Key:

Communication is not just about the words that tumble out of our mouths. It’s a full-body concert! Use a rich palette of body language to interact with your students.

When it’s their turn to speak, cup your hand to your ear and point to them, showing you’re all ears.

Missed grabbing a prop for the lesson? No worries! Mime it out. Your actions can paint a vivid picture, making the learning ride a lively affair.

Pictures and Images Go a Long Way:

A picture is worth a thousand words, and in a teaching scenario, it’s worth a thousand smiles too! Incorporate pictures to jazz up each lesson.

They’re not just visual treats but powerful tools that can help unravel the essence of the lesson.

Got a student who’s zooming through the lesson? Bring out more pictures.

Dive into a discussion, ask questions about what they observe in the images, and explore their opinions. It’s a treasure trove of extended learning!

Always Prepare Extra Activities:

The teaching road can sometimes be unpredictably smooth, with students cruising through the lessons. It’s wise to have a backpack of extra activities to ensure the learning party keeps rocking.

Remember, parents are investing not just money, but hopes and dreams in these classes. They’re eyeing value for every minute. So, let’s make each moment count!

Here are some quick-fire activities to have up your sleeve:

  • Tic-Tac-Toe Vocabulary: Create a tic-tac-toe grid with vocabulary words nestled in each square. Flash it to the student, and they have to read the word to claim a spot on the grid. It’s a fun way to reinforce vocabulary while indulging in a friendly game.

  • Extra Picture Parade: Have a collection of extra pictures related to the lesson topic. They can spark discussions, storytelling, or even a descriptive exercise.

  • Vocabulary Match-Up: Write down the lesson vocabulary words and their definitions on a piece of paper. Hold it up and challenge the student to match them up. It’s a great way to review and reinforce the lesson vocabulary.

Embarking on the online teaching voyage with these tips in your arsenal will not just make the lessons engaging but will create a ripple of enthusiasm and curiosity in the learning waters.

So, gear up, embrace the joy of teaching, and let the magic of learning blossom in the virtual classroom!

FAQs About Online Teaching Lesson Plans:

Navigating the realm of online teaching can spark a flurry of questions. Here are some FAQs to help smooth out the wrinkles in your online teaching journey.

1. How do I write an online teaching lesson plan?

  • Objectives: Define what you want your students to learn by the end of the lesson.

  • Materials: List all the materials you and your students will need.

  • Step-by-Step Activities: Outline the activities in the order they should be executed.

  • Information about the Students: Include any necessary information about the students' abilities, prerequisites, or special needs.

2. How do I write an online ESL lesson?

  • Main Objective: Have a clear goal, like mastering new vocabulary or a grammatical concept.

  • Key Vocabulary: Introduce new words and phrases.

  • Target Sentence Forms: Include sentence structures you want your students to practice.

  • Practice Opportunities: Provide ample chances for students to practice speaking.

  • Visual and Audio Elements: Utilize technology to make lessons engaging and interactive.

3. What is the format of a detailed online teaching lesson plan?

  • The format can vary, but typically includes:

    • Objectives: What should students know or be able to do by the end?

    • Materials: What resources are needed?

    • Step-by-Step Activities: A breakdown of the lesson from start to finish.

    • Information about the Class and Students: Any relevant details about the students or class dynamics.

4. What is the 5E lesson plan format?

  • The 5E model is structured into five phases:

    • Engage: Activate prior knowledge and hook students' interest.

    • Explore: Allow students to delve deeper into the topic.

    • Explain: Introduce new concepts and vocabulary.

    • Elaborate: Extend understanding through additional activities.

    • Evaluate: Assess students' understanding and provide feedback.

5. What is the best way to teach classes online?

  • Prepare: Ensure your lesson plan is thorough and all materials are ready.

  • Engage: Foster a lively, interactive environment where students are encouraged to speak and participate actively.

The essence of a rewarding online teaching experience hinges on meticulous preparation and the ability to create a vibrant, interactive learning environment.

Each lesson is a stepping stone in the expansive learning journey, so make each one count!


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