Lanternfish ESL Worksheets and Lesson Plans:
LANTERNFISH contains printable teaching resources for language arts, TESOL, TEFL and ESL.
Young Learner Worksheets:
Basic ESL worksheets for K7 young learners . This section has been much expanded with over one hundred units of young learners’ teaching materials.
New Year’s Worksheets
Generate quiz games for your class with the new Super Quiz Game generators.
An excellent communicative activity with extensive support materials for teaching kids. In the Content Questions Board Game game kids answer content questions like What do seeds need to grow?
Word Skills Game
A great word skills game with extensive support materials for teaching kids how to talk about words.
This section contains rhyming riddle worksheets that can be used as fun vocabulary review and rhyme awareness exercises. Now there are also anagram riddles, homophone riddles, and word morph riddles as well.
Proverbs Communication Activity
Students are given common English proverbs to communicate to other students. Students then take a quiz to test their communication skills.
I need a Ticket to Osaka, Japan?
Students practise purchasing airline tickets from ticketing agents in this line-up style role-play. Good for tourism English, Business English or false beginners who are planning to travel.
Frog Life Cycle Worksheets
Can I Bug You for a Sec?
A role-play where students ask for help solving a puzzle. A good classroom English role-play as students use language to talk about words.
A Business ESL role-play where students report changes in corporate indicators and explain reasons why changes occurred.
Can I take a message? Telephone English
Students practice taking and leaving message with this telephone English role-play . There is also a business English version .
Two great activities with worksheets, role-plays, and activities for teaching ESL for movies.
I’m Calling about the Apartment?
Little Letter Tracing Worksheets:
Younger learners can practice their small letters with these ABC worksheets .
A Visit to the Doctor Role-play
A one hour role-play to practice expressions needed to discuss an ailment with the doctors.
A one hour banking role-play that explores the expressions needed to do five basic transactions at a bank: deposit money, withdraw money, cash checks, exchange currency, and pay bills.
Short Conversation Resources
Teaching Effective Communication Through Graded Reading Materials
An article on teaching effective communication to ESL/EFL students. There are a lot of materials prepared for the TEFL teacher in this article.
Students spread rumors to practice their storytelling skills in this loud and stimulating TEFL activity .
Grammar Soccer: Reported Speech:
Traveling Among Monsters Language Enrichment:
A new series of lengthy units with reading comprehension, pattern practice and vocabulary activities: Traveling Among Monsters .
The Biggleborians: This worksheet combines anthropology and ESL. Useful for teaching the present progressive and the past.
A variety of cloze activities sorted by difficulty.
Irregular Past Tense Verbs
Food Chain Worksheets:
Activities and worksheets to teach concepts related to food webs and food chains .
Word Skills Cloze Activties
This section contains worksheet generators for reviewing word skills such as synonyms, antonyms, categories, past tense, and naming.
We’ve collected all of our large flashcard sets into one section.
Job Fair: A Role-play
A new lesson where students role-play job seekers and employer to practice their interviewing skills.
A collection of ESL crosswords put together by Lanternfish ESL:
English Vocabulary Games
A collection of games and vocabulary activities on a variety of themes put together by Lanternfish ESL for advanced beginner to intermediate students:
Teaching Relative Clauses with Massive Comprehensible Input
Describing and Captioning Pictures
A great activity for sentence level speaking and writing. Students describe a picture in as many sentences as they can. There is also a section for young learners now. And now there is a spot the difference section and story questions worksheets.
Initial Sounds and Final Sounds Phonics Worksheets
Reading Puzzle Packets
An early literacy tool that can also be used to reinforce sight words and teach grammar and syntax in a variety of themes popular in the ESL classroom.
A Crash Course for False Beginners Who are about to set off to another country.
Students can survey each other using one of many survey question sheets . There is also a blank template for teachers to make their own.
A new lesson plan in the lesson plan section. A line-up style role-play where students make plans over the telephone.
Superlatives Communication Activity
The ESL Science Center:
A monthly web magazine with science articles geared towards ESL learners. This month: Reptiles, Amphibians, Science, Scientists, and Anthropology.
T he workshop has moved. Lessons on Weighing an Argument, Building an Argument, and Refuting an Argument.
G hosts, trolls, and aliens are in the house.Check out the Preposition Flashcards.
Hypothetically Speaking Game:
H ypothetically Speaking : A fluency game for practicing hypothetical speech. A lot of work went into preparing this game for middle/high school students. Enjoy!
Some excellent links to other ESL sites.
ESL Business Activities:
Several good ESL business activities are in the Business ESL Worksheets .
This sections contains links to all of the holiday worksheet sections:
Information Gap Exercises
The Information Gaps cover topics from shopping to rooms in a house.
Conversation Question Prompts
Themed question lists for free-talking classes.
Use opposites to teach vocabulary. This section includes games and worksheets for opposites .