This is a collection of resources I have found useful for planning lessons over the years. Some resources included lesson plans and materials, and others offer insight on teaching approaches, and language learning concepts.
lyricstraining.com – LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs.
DreamReader – “Free online English reading practice for learners”
Frequency Level Checker – “This tool can be used to analyze the vocabulary level of a text to see whether it is appropriate for a certain group of learners. It can also be used to predict what words might cause difficulty for a certain group of learners. It can be used to make study materials for learners.”
Topic-based reading lesson plans (One Stop English)
Reading & Listening
Reading & Writing
Graphic Organizers – From a K-W-H-L Chart to a Plot diagram, you’ll find the diagram you need to analyze or create your own text.
How to Teach Writing – Resources for Creative Writing Teachers – by Creative Writing Now
An explanation of the difference between coherence and cohesion by Scott Thornbury: Methodology: Coherence and cohesion
Writing skills lesson plans (One Stop English)
4 Skills and beyond
Algeria TESOL – Lesson plans, activities, teaching frameworks, resources and more.
ESL Flow – Lesson plans and material organized by theme and level.
ESL Galaxy – ESL/EFL lesson plans, materials & activities
Lanternfish ESL Worksheets and Lesson Plans – Contains printable teaching resources for language arts, TESOL, TEFL and ESL.
One Stop English – Over 7,000 resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards.
Pizzaz – Simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with printable handouts.
Teaching Village Wiki – ideas collected by Barbara Sakamoto