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Happy Everyday English Theme 8: Clothes

No Prep Clothes ESL Lesson for Kids and Teachers

In this lesson software, your English students will learn and practice 8 different clothes vocabulary words.  This lesson has over 20 different no prep ESL games and practice activities that you can choose from when teaching.  It includes a new word introduction and a lesson presentation.

This fun and easy to play lesson software has so much content in it that you can actually use it across multiple lessons and even use it during an online class.


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ESL Clothes Lesson Content

Keywords: shirt, hat, shorts, pants,

                    dress, coat, skirt, socks

Sample Sentences

  • What are you wearing?

  • Are you wearing a hat?

  • Yes, I am.  No, I am not.

  • I'm wearing a shirt.

  • I'm not wearing a skirt.

  • She/He/It is wearing shorts.

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Lesson Plan Procedures and Tips

Although you can simply start this lesson up and teach it without much prep, here's a sample lesson plan you can use to have a blast in your class using just this lesson software.  To add more to your lesson tho, I recommend downloading the provided flashcards and adding some flashcard games to the class.  It's not necessary but it helps add even more fun to your class by getting students moving around more.

New Content Teaching

1. Lesson Introduction and Pre-Teaching

Start the lesson by using the new words section of the lesson software.  You can reveal the clothes one by one to your students or have them choose a picture to reveal in a more discovery based learning process.

When a piece of clothing has been revealed, press it to focus on that picture.  Teach students the new word and navigate back to the new word screen.  As students learn the word, have them look around for anyone wearing that clothing item. When returning to the new words introduction page, allow students to say all of the clothes that they have learned so far.  After all 8 words have been learned, go to the Listen and Touch activity.

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2. Clothes Listen and Touch (Practice Activity)

In this reinforcement activity, you say an item of clothing and a student should touch that picture on the board.  When they touch it, they should say the name and pretend to put it on.  Other students can say and do the action as well.  Do this several times at a pace your students can handle. 

If your students are capable, other students in the class can also call out clothes that the active student should touch the picture and say.

3. Blast Off (Practice Activity)

Blast Off can be found in the Practice section of the software.

In Blast Off, touch a clothing picture and it will start flashing.  Say a yes or a no sentence or question about it that your students would understand.  If the answer to the question is YES, they jump.  If it is NO, they sit down.

Here are some example sentences & questions you might use (depending on student level):

  • Is it a shirt?

  • They are pants.

  • The hat is yellow.

  • The shirt is not pink.

  • I am wearing pants.

To make the activity even more fun, you can rapidly ask questions and students can jump and sit pretty fast.

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4. Even More Practice! (Optional)

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At this point, you have a lot of different practice activities to choose from.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Coloring (practice):  In this activity, the students are shown members of a family.  Their clothing has no clothing so it's up to the students to color them.  Any colors are fine and you can say sentences like "The brother's shirt is yellow.  His pants are green."  Do this until all of the clothing has been colored.  When you're done, you can reset the clothes and keep going or go on to new activity.  Do this activity only if you've already taught family.

  • Listen and Order (practice): Say four articles of clothing in a row.  Students should then drag those pictures into the provided blanks in the order that was said.

  • Hungry Hungry (practice): In this activity, the dog is hungry and wants to eat clothes!  Pretend to listen to the dog and then tell students what it wants to eat.  "It wants to eat a skirt!"  A student should drag the picture to the dog bowl.  If correct, press the check button and the clothing gets eaten. 

  • Flashcard Games: This can also a great time to play some flashcard games.

5. Lesson Presentation

This lesson talks about wearing clothes.  It uses various vocabulary from previous lesson such as family members, pronouns, and animals.

Some tips about lesson presentation:

  • Talk about the pictures first.  "What do you see?" "Who is it?" "How is he?" Guide students to talk about the pictures and use whatever related content you've learned in the past to talk about them.  Point out the clothing that is being worn as well.

  • If your students can read,  guide your students together using your finger.

  • If students can't read, instruct them to listen as you do so.  They can repeat after you.  Do this a few times.

  • Make sure to answer the question in the presentation tog

  • Repeat the above steps for all pages until you reach the final page.

  • Final Page: Students should talk about what they are wearing.

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6. Games Games Games

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Now that students are more familiar with the new content, let's play some games!  You can navigate to the games section of the software and choose the games you think your students would enjoy.  There are so many to choose from!

You may also try:

7. Wind Down and Review

Depending on the time left, it's time to wind down the lesson, review, and award points/rewards/etc.  Here are a couple options you have:

  • Flashcard review: Hold up flashcards and have students shout out the clothing.  Encourage students to say whether or not they are wearing that particular item.

  • Use the Review section of the software. 

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Final Thoughts

There you have it! This is a pretty interesting clothing ESL lesson that everyone can relate to.  If you've followed this plan, you should still have plenty of content left for an additional lesson using this lesson software. 

If you have time to prepare a full lesson plan ahead of time, here are some final thoughts to make a fantastic lesson.


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