Lesson Plan

Improves information processing

"Follow the Leader"

Round colored papers (green, yellow, red) are in a box.

Students are standing, each student is given a number. The leader calls out a number, the student with that number must run up, pick a color from the box, hold it up and call out the word. The rest of the class must either freeze (red), walk VERY slowly in place (yellow), or run in place (green). The leader calls the another number.


(Please refer to the Sample Lesson Plan for details)

Ham, Hem​. Him, Home, Hum - Slam, Sleek, Slim, Slow, Slum

Brim, Tin, Fling, Bin, Sting, Din, Cling, Gin, Sling, Kin, Trim, Sin

CONJUGATE VERBS: To drive, To go, To catch, To choose



Before you begin have students write random directions. They can be on the blackboard or on a piece of paper. 
For example:

Turn right at the corner - Turn left at the stop light - Straight ahead - Turn left after the tree - Stop! - Go! 

​Four students get in a "vehicle" (four chairs). They must be careful the way they "open" the door, so that the audience has the feel that there really is a door. Once settled with their seat belts attached, One student is the driver, puts the key in the ignition and starts the car. 

Point to different students in the audience, who will give the driver a direction.

When the car "moves" the students in the vehicle must lean back a bit. When the car "stops" they must lean forward a bit. If they turn right, they must lean to the right, if the car turns left they must lean to the left.

"Aunt Bertha's 100th Birthday"

Everyone must speak at the same time! 
For ESL you can write the sentences.

Four students sit in a vehicle (four chairs), three passengers, one driver. The passenger next to the driver tells the driver to look out. Look out for the truck! Careful! You almost hit the tree! Stop! ...

Each one has a very distinct train of thought, Here are some, you can certainly find more.

1- Remember how good the food was at Aunt Bertha's house, just loves food, in particular pizza, ice cream, chocolate cake....

2- Can't remember the directions, maybe to the right, or maybe to the left? Wonders where s/he put the directions, maybe in a pocket, no not in the pocket...

3- Doesn't want to go, has other things to do than sit around at a party, s/he doesn't even know Aunt Bertha, who is Aunt Bertha anyway? 


​No need to light a light on a light night like tonight.

Berry's bike's back brake broke.


​Red Light, Red Light. What do you say?
I say, Stop, stop right away.

Yellow Light, Yellow Light. What do you mean?
I mean, Wait till light is Green.

Green Light, Green Light. What do you say?
I say, Go, Go right away.


The Wheels of the Bus

The lyrics in the video are longer, most of you may already know the song

The wheels on the bus go round and round, Round and round, Round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round, All through the town

The doors on the bus go open and shut, Open and shut, Open and shut
The doors on the bus go open and shut. All through the town

The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish, Swish, swish, swish, Swish, swish, swish
The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish. All through the town

The horn on the bus goes Beep, beep, beep, Beep, beep, beep, Beep, beep, beep
The horn on the bus goes Beep, beep, beep. All through the town

Race cars

On average today's cars have 30,000 parts.

It’s against the law to drive a dirty car in Russia.

The person who invented cruise control was blind.

The first ever speeding ticket was issued for a man driving 7 miles an hour in a 2 mile an hour zone.

The world’s first auto race was held in Chicago, in 1895. The top speed was 16 miles an hour.