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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Four Seasons

Content Objective:
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of seasons and seasonal activities.

Language Objective:
Students will draw their favorite activity in each season and write sentences to describe the pictures.


ü  Website – Discovery Education
ü  Pocket chart
ü  Avenue Picture Cards (B1: winter, B2: Spring, B3: Summer, B4: Fall, B5: sledding, B6: ice-skating, B7: planting, B8: jumping, B9: riding a bite, B10: swimming, B11: raking, B12: playing soccer)
ü  Paper plates


ü  Introduce the names of the seasons and types of weather from Discovery Education, and have students answer questions.

Guided Practice

ü  Display the picture cards of the 4 seasons in order.
ü  Students will match proper pictures of clothes and activities to each season.

(from Hampton-Brown Avenues series)

Independent Practice

ü  Give students paper plates divided into four sections.
ü  Ss will write the names of the seasons in each section and draw their favorite activity in each section.
ü  Ss will write a sentence to describe each picture.
ü  If time allows, Ss will write a sentence about their favorite season.


(I modified this student friendly Writing Rubric which I got from one of my co-workers.
Having Ss check their writing by using it helps them remember what mistakes they have made.)


  1. Wow, I love this paper plate idea~! I'm gonna borrow your idea. Thanks.

    1. Yes, paper plates are very easy and inexpensive to use....:):)

  2. This is a fantastic help! I really like the idea of using the paper plates for the four seasons! Also, matching the pictures to winter activities is a great learning activity!

    1. Thank you for your comment. Yes, students surely enjoyed the lesson.

  3. Wow, excelent works! I wish I had an ESOL teacher like you when I was in school. Keep up the good work.

    1. Jane, thank you for your compliment! Since I have experienced difficulties in learning English as a foreign language, I have so much empathy to my ESOL students and really want to help them to be successful English language learners.

  4. This is wonderful! I love that you have a content and language objective. I was wondering how you like the Hampton-Brown Avenues series, do you find it is good for your ELs?

  5. Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, I try to put both a content and a language objectives. Overall, I like Hampton-Brown Avenue series, especially their supplementary materials. However, I still have to modify Avenue materials and lessons. If you have further questions, let me know:):)