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Printable teaching material for primary and lower secondary school ESL students. Some of the content is tailored to students in East Asia, primarily Hong Kong. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Gordans-Corner

Mikaela Gordan
English Enrichment (Level 1)
Reading Comprehension (Grade 4-5)
English Enrichment (Level 3)
World History (Grade 7)
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English Enrichment (Level 1)

This lesson is themed around following instructions. Students will be given a list of instructions for making a sandwich. They will learn to read logically and answer the questions accordingly. As this is the last lesson of the course, there will be a revision section incorporating words taught throughout Level 1.

English Enrichment Level 1.8 - Procedural Writing

This lesson is themed around following instructions. Students will be given a list of instructions for making a sandwich. They will learn to read logically and answer the questions accordingly. As this is the last lesson of the course, there will be a revision section incorporating words taught thro...

This lesson is themed around jobs. Students are encouraged to read for meaning and identify characters throughout the story. The grammar section in this lesson encourages vocabulary training, and students are advised to use some of the words in their writing.

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This lesson is themed around home life. Students are encouraged to use the same active reading techniques as taught in Lesson 5 (Daily Life: My School). In this lesson, students will also learn to identify physical surroundings using words such as "opposite", "near", "from" and so forth.

Gordan's Corner

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This lesson is themed around school life. Students are encouraged to remember key details in the reading and will be guided to read for understanding through the questions. It is suggested that teachers spend more time teaching active reading in this section (underlining and circling information while reading).

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This lesson is themed around the four seasons and Asian festivals in those seasons. The reading focus for this incorporates critical thinking questions that requires students to read for meaning. Furthermore, there is a structured writing activity in the end that guides students in constructing outlines and writing with fluency.

English Enrichment Level 1.4 - The Natural World

This lesson is themed around the four seasons and Asian festivals in those seasons. The reading focus for this incorporates critical thinking questions that requires students to read for meaning. Furthermore, there is a structured writing activity in the end that guides students in constructing outl...

This lesson is themed around transport. Indirect target grammar includes prepositions of movement and critical thinking questions. The setting for the lesson is based on the city of Hong Kong. Students are encouraged to use creative thinking for the writing exercise.

English Enrichment Level 1.3 - Transport

This lesson is themed around transport. Indirect target grammar includes prepositions of movement and critical thinking questions. The setting for the lesson is based on the city of Hong Kong. Students are encouraged to use creative thinking for the writing exercise. The English Enrichment course ...

This lesson is designed for small-class learning or homeschooling material. The theme for this week's lesson is on pets. Students will learn to distinguish characteristics and read for meaning through the activity questions. The English Enrichment course aims to improve ESL students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for

English Enrichment Level 1.2 - Our Pets

This lesson is designed for small-class learning or homeschooling material. The theme for this week's lesson is on pets. Students will learn to distinguish characteristics and read for meaning through the activity questions. The English Enrichment course aims to improve ESL students' critical readi...

This lesson is designed for small-class learning or homeschooling material. It is tailored towards East Asian second language learners in Grades 1-3 depending on English proficiency. In this lesson, students will learn to read for information and make use of a Venn diagram in order

English Enrichment Level 1.1 - My Best Friend

This lesson is designed for small-class learning or homeschooling material. It is tailored towards East Asian second language learners in Grades 1-3 depending on English proficiency. In this lesson, students will learn to read for information and make use of a Venn diagram in order to organize thoug...

Reading Comprehension (Grade 4-5)

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Reading G4-5 Lesson 1 - The Natural World: Sunfish

This is a reading comprehension exercise based adjusted for 4th and 5th grade second-language reading level, along with detailed response questions and one creative answer. The theme for this lesson is the natural world, topic is sunfish. ...

This lesson is adjusted for fourth grade reading level. Students will be introduced to the various continents on earth. It is an informative article, and students are encouraged to take note of factual information by highlighting or circling. This will enhance "active reading" strategies.

Reading G4-5 - Lesson 10: Geography

This lesson is adjusted for 4-5th grade reading level. Students will be introduced to the various continents on earth. It is an informative article, and students are encouraged to take note of factual information by highlighting or circling. This will enhance "active reading" strategies. ...

This lesson is adjusted for fourth grade reading level. The theme is space and the topic is the telescope. Students will be introduced to telescopes and also understand how the word was created. Furthermore, a section is provided to review past vocabulary taught throughout these lessons.

Reading G4-5 - Lesson 9: Space

This lesson is adjusted for 4-5th grade reading level. The theme is space and the topic is the telescope. Students will be introduced to telescopes and also understand how the word was created. Furthermore, a section is provided to review past vocabulary taught throughout these lessons. Teachers may...

This lesson is adjusted for fourth grade reading comprehension. The theme is sports and the topic is rock climbing. Students are encouraged to read for meaning and expand vocabulary in this exercise.

Reading G4-5 - Lesson 8: Sports

This lesson is adjusted for 4-5th grade reading comprehension. The theme is sports and the topic is rock climbing. Teachers may engage in discussion topics about rock climbing / wall climbing. Students are encouraged to read for meaning and expand vocabulary in this exercise. ANSWERS INCLUDED!

This lesson is adjusted to fourth grade reading levels. The theme for this lesson is a biography and the topic is Michael Phelps. Students are encouraged to take note of facts and information as they read.

Reading G4-5 - Lesson 7: Biography

This lesson is adjusted to 4-5th grade reading levels. The theme for this lesson is a biography and the topic is Michael Phelps. Students are encouraged to take note of facts and information as they read.

This lesson is adjusted for fourth grade reading comprehension. The theme is history and the topic is Windsor Castle. Students are encouraged to utilize new vocabulary words and synonyms in this reading.

Reading G4-5 - Lesson 6: History

This lesson is adjusted for 4-5th grade reading comprehension. The theme is history and the topic is Windsor Castle. Students are encouraged to utilize new vocabulary words and synonyms in this reading. Teachers may reinforce the words 'decade' and 'century' in this lesson. ANSWERS INCLUDED!

This lesson is adjusted for fourth grade reading comprehension. The theme is science and the topic is alternative energy, specifically solar power and hydro-power. The purpose of this reading is to enhance students' vocabulary and also reading for meaning by remembering key information.

Reading G4-5 - Lesson 5: Science

This lesson is adjusted for 4-5th grade reading comprehension. The theme is science and the topic is alternative energy, specifically solar power and hydro-power. The purpose of this reading is to enhance students' vocabulary and also reading for meaning by remembering key information. ...

This lesson is targeted at Grades 3-4 ESL learners. The theme is Customs and Traditions, and the topic focus is international food. Learning focus is on vocabulary (synonyms) and complete sentence responses. Critical thinking responses may be taught through topic-related discussion based on student level.

Reading G4-5 - Lesson 4: Customs and Traditions

This lesson is targeted at Grades 4-5 ESL learners. The theme is Customs and Traditions, and the topic focus is international food. Learning focus is on vocabulary (synonyms) and complete sentence responses. Critical thinking responses may be taught through topic-related discussion based on student ...

This lesson is designed for Grade 4 ESL reading. The theme for this lesson is musical instruments, with the information themed around pianos.

Reading G4-5 - Lesson 3: Music

This lesson is designed for Grade 4-5 EFL reading. The theme for this lesson is musical instruments, with the information themed around the history of pianos.ANSWERS INCLUDED!

This lesson is designed for fourth grade ESL or EFL learners. The topic for this reading worksheet is technology, specifically the world's first computer.

Reading G4-5 - Lesson 2: Technology

This lesson is designed for 4-5th grade ESL or EFL learners. The topic for this reading worksheet is technology with the theme of the world's first computer. ANSWERS INCLUDED!

Lesson 1 - The Natural World (Grade 4)  This is a reading comprehension exercise based adjusted for 4th grade second-language reading level, along with detailed response questions and one creative answer. The theme for this lesson is the natural world, topic is sunfish.

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English Enrichment (Level 3)

Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is historical fiction. Students will read the second section of a two-part fictional story. They are encouraged to think critically when answering response questions. The grammar focus for this lesson is synonyms.

English Enrichment Level 3.8 - Historical Fiction (Part 2)

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is historical fiction. Students will read the secon...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is historical fiction. Students are encouraged to read a fictional piece and practice creative writing when drafting their own endings.

English Enrichment Level 3.7 - Historical Fiction (Part 1)

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is historical fiction. Students will read the first...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson compare and contrast and the topic is musical genres.

English Enrichment Level 3.6 - Compare and Contrast: Music

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson compare and contrast and the topic is musical genre...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is geographical study and the topic is East Asia.

English Enrichment Level 3.5 - Geographical Study: East Asia

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is geographical study and the topic is East Asia. S...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme in this lesson is News Report and the topic is Ted Talks.

English Enrichment Level 3.4 - News Report: Ted Talks

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme in this lesson is News Report and the topic is Ted Talks. The artic...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is the natural world, and the topic is The Big Five of South Africa.

English Enrichment Level 3.3 - The Natural World: South Africa

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is the natural world, and the topic is The Big Five...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is Health and Environment, and the topic is Sweden.

English Enrichment Level 3.2 - Health and Environment: Sweden

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is Health and Environment, and the topic is Sweden.

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is geographical study and the topic is Australia.

English Enrichment Level 3.1 - Geographical Study: Australia

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is geographical study and the topic is Australia. S...

World History (Grade 7)

In this lesson, students will learn about the key periods of Ancient Greece. They will also be introduced to the legacy left behind by the Ancient Greeks. For able students, it is suggested that teachers encourage them to engage in guided research either by using the library or sites listed in the material. Teachers may use videos or visual aids to help with these topics.

World History Grade 7 - Lesson 4: Ancient Greece

In this lesson, students will learn about the key periods of Ancient Greece. They will also be introduced to the legacy left behind by the Ancient Greeks. For able students, it is suggested that teachers encourage them to engage in guided research either by using the library or sites listed in the m...

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Ancient Egypt. They will learn about the key periods in Ancient Egyptian history as well as fun facts. Students are encouraged to link concepts from the past with concepts in the modern world. For able students, it is suggested that teachers encourage them to engage in guided research either

World History Grade 7 - Lesson 3: Ancient Egypt

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Ancient Egypt. They will learn about the key periods in Ancient Egyptian history as well as fun facts. Students are encouraged to link concepts from the past with concepts in the modern world. For able students, it is suggested that teachers encourage ...

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the various eras in history, starting from the Ancient world to the Modern world. They will be provided brief examples that may require elaboration and independent research. This course is designed to enhance students' interest in learning history in an international context. They are also encouraged to engage in independent self-study such as online research or library excursions.

World History Grade 7 - Lesson 2: Introduction to Historical Eras

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the various eras in history, starting from the Ancient world to the Modern world. They will be provided brief examples that may require elaboration and independent research. This course is designed to enhance students' interest in learning history in an...

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of world history. They will explore the importance of learning history as well as understand its relevance in today's world. This course is designed to enhance students' interest in history and provide them with information pertinent to the international world.

World History Grade 7 - Lesson 1: Introduction to World History

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of world history. They will explore the importance of learning history as well as understand its relevance in today's world. This course is designed to enhance students' interest in history and provide them with information pertinent ...

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In this lesson, students will learn about the key periods of Ancient Greece. They will also be introduced to the legacy left behind by the Ancient Greeks. For able students, it is suggested that teachers encourage them to engage in guided research either by using the library or sites listed in the material. Teachers may use videos or visual aids to help with these topics.

World History Grade 7 - Lesson 4: Ancient Greece

In this lesson, students will learn about the key periods of Ancient Greece. They will also be introduced to the legacy left behind by the Ancient Greeks. For able students, it is suggested that teachers encourage them to engage in guided research either by using the library or sites listed in the m...

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Ancient Egypt. They will learn about the key periods in Ancient Egyptian history as well as fun facts. Students are encouraged to link concepts from the past with concepts in the modern world. For able students, it is suggested that teachers encourage them to engage in guided research either

World History Grade 7 - Lesson 3: Ancient Egypt

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Ancient Egypt. They will learn about the key periods in Ancient Egyptian history as well as fun facts. Students are encouraged to link concepts from the past with concepts in the modern world. For able students, it is suggested that teachers encourage ...

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the various eras in history, starting from the Ancient world to the Modern world. They will be provided brief examples that may require elaboration and independent research. This course is designed to enhance students' interest in learning history in an international context. They are also encouraged to engage in independent self-study such as online research or library excursions.

World History Grade 7 - Lesson 2: Introduction to Historical Eras

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the various eras in history, starting from the Ancient world to the Modern world. They will be provided brief examples that may require elaboration and independent research. This course is designed to enhance students' interest in learning history in an...

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of world history. They will explore the importance of learning history as well as understand its relevance in today's world. This course is designed to enhance students' interest in history and provide them with information pertinent to the international world.

World History Grade 7 - Lesson 1: Introduction to World History

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of world history. They will explore the importance of learning history as well as understand its relevance in today's world. This course is designed to enhance students' interest in history and provide them with information pertinent ...

Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is historical fiction. Students will read the second section of a two-part fictional story. They are encouraged to think critically when answering response questions. The grammar focus for this lesson is synonyms.

English Enrichment Level 3.8 - Historical Fiction (Part 2)

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is historical fiction. Students will read the secon...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is historical fiction. Students are encouraged to read a fictional piece and practice creative writing when drafting their own endings.

English Enrichment Level 3.7 - Historical Fiction (Part 1)

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is historical fiction. Students will read the first...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson compare and contrast and the topic is musical genres.

English Enrichment Level 3.6 - Compare and Contrast: Music

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson compare and contrast and the topic is musical genre...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is geographical study and the topic is East Asia.

English Enrichment Level 3.5 - Geographical Study: East Asia

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is geographical study and the topic is East Asia. S...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme in this lesson is News Report and the topic is Ted Talks.

English Enrichment Level 3.4 - News Report: Ted Talks

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme in this lesson is News Report and the topic is Ted Talks. The artic...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is the natural world, and the topic is The Big Five of South Africa.

English Enrichment Level 3.3 - The Natural World: South Africa

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is the natural world, and the topic is The Big Five...

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is Health and Environment, and the topic is Sweden.

English Enrichment Level 3.2 - Health and Environment: Sweden

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is Health and Environment, and the topic is Sweden.

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is geographical study and the topic is Australia.

English Enrichment Level 3.1 - Geographical Study: Australia

The English Enrichment course aims to improve students' critical reading skills, vocabulary building, and written English. (note: CTQ stands for Critical Thinking Questions) Level 3 is adjusted to Grades 5-6 ESL students. The theme for this lesson is geographical study and the topic is Australia. S...

This lesson is themed around following instructions. Students will be given a list of instructions for making a sandwich. They will learn to read logically and answer the questions accordingly. As this is the last lesson of the course, there will be a revision section incorporating words taught throughout Level 1.

English Enrichment Level 1.8 - Procedural Writing

This lesson is themed around following instructions. Students will be given a list of instructions for making a sandwich. They will learn to read logically and answer the questions accordingly. As this is the last lesson of the course, there will be a revision section incorporating words taught thro...

This lesson is themed around jobs. Students are encouraged to read for meaning and identify characters throughout the story. The grammar section in this lesson encourages vocabulary training, and students are advised to use some of the words in their writing.

Gordan's Corner

Browse over 50 educational resources created by Gordan's Corner in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

This lesson is themed around home life. Students are encouraged to use the same active reading techniques as taught in Lesson 5 (Daily Life: My School). In this lesson, students will also learn to identify physical surroundings using words such as "opposite", "near", "from" and so forth.

Gordan's Corner

Browse over 50 educational resources created by Gordan's Corner in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

This lesson is themed around school life. Students are encouraged to remember key details in the reading and will be guided to read for understanding through the questions. It is suggested that teachers spend more time teaching active reading in this section (underlining and circling information while reading).

Gordan's Corner

Browse over 50 educational resources created by Gordan's Corner in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.