All CLIL articles – Page 10

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    Creating characters

    This lesson plan will encourage creativity and inspire an appreciation of literature. Young learners design a book cover and then create and describe their own fictional character, while learning to plan their ideas and organise their work before writing.

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    The story of the Trojan wars

    Through a short reading and labelling activity, this worksheet tells the story that started the Trojan wars. Pupils then retell the story of Achilles in five pictures and captions.

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    Shakespeare and Cervantes

    A lesson plan with information-gap and matching exercises to introduce pupils to these great writers.

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    Predicting the contents of a book

    In this lesson plan, pupils speculate about what kind of books four characters might like before choosing a book for them based on four book covers. They then complete a text with blurb for the back cover of a book.

  • Photo of children reading or listening to their teacher read.

    Poetry appreciation

    Pupils will have been working on identifying and using rhyming words in their own language: in these activities, young learners complete poems and play a memory game using rhyming words in English. Also helps pupils recognise the structure of simple poems and reinforces basic vocabulary words.

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    Literary appreciation

    This is a lesson plan to help young learners acquire the basic skills they need to appreciate books: pupils classify books as fiction or non-fiction and identify the general contents of a book from its cover. Pupils put the lesson into practice through suggested follow-up activities for the classroom and ...

  • Photo of Greek mythological creatures, e.g.: Medusa, Syrens, Centaurs, etc.

    Greek mythology

    Which mythological Greek creature had the body of a horse and the head and torso of a man? Which had snakes for hair? Introduce young learners to the fascinating world of Greek mythology in this lesson plan. Pupils match descriptions to the correct character, and use their imagination to draw ...

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    Finding out information from a book cover

    You can judge a book by its cover! In this lesson plan, pupils compare storybook dragons using front and back book covers. Consolidates superlatives and adjectives such as ’clever’, ’beautiful’ and ’funny’. Teacher’s notes suggest additional classroom activities to engage pupils and encourage reading.

  • Photo of fairytale or fantasy character/s.

    Fantasy characters

    Describing story characters is an important stage in the development of creative writing. In this worksheet, pupils match pictures and text descriptions to fairytale creature before writing their own description of a fantasy character.

  • Photo of prehistoric people.


    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about how prehistoric people lived and what they ate.

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    Pirates I

    In this lesson plan, pupils explore the history of piracy, from its advent 3,000 years ago to the 18th century.

  • Photo of explorer Silvia Alice Earle. If not found, photo of someone doing explorations underwater.

    Biography and facts about Silvia Alice Earle

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about a living, female explorer – Silvia Alice Earle, famous for her underwater travels. While learning about her life, pupils practise superlatives and the past tense of such verbs as invent, experience and discover.

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    This is the perfect lesson plan to teach pupils about this famous explorer and his discovery of America.

  • Photo of either one of these famous explorers: Captain James Cook, Valentina Tereshkova, Roald Amundsen

    Famous explorers

    In this lesson plan, students find out about the lives and amazing achievements of Captain James Cook (world famous explorer), Valentina Tereshkova (first woman in space) and Roald Amundsen (first explorer to reach the South Pole). 

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    Weather symbols

    This worksheet will reinforce pupils’ familiarity with common weather symbols and strengthen their ability to discuss the weather. Among the activities: pupils match weather symbols to the appropriate adjective and describe the weather in their own town. The teacher’s notes include suggestions for classroom activities to further enhance pupils’ understanding ...

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    Weather crossword

    A lesson plan where students fit the nine words into the puzzle to learn about thunder, hail and other weather events.

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    Weather and clothes

    This lesson plan emphasises the influence of weather on the clothes we wear, while reinforcing clothing vocabulary. Activities include a fun drawing exercise to engage pupils’ creativity.

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    The four seasons

    In this lesson plan, pupils assemble a cut-out to revise the seasons and weather vocabulary.

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    A worksheet and lesson plan on the rain cycle and main properties of water.

  • Photo to illustrate the water cycle.

    The water cycle

    This lesson plan uses pictures and activities to teach the stages of the water cycle and related vocabulary words.