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Which subjectEnglish as second
What topicHolidays
What length (min)30
What age groupDoesn't matter
Class size20
What curriculum
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Number of slides5
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Lesson plan



Grade/Age Group

Any age group


English as Second Language

Lesson Structure

Step Number Step Title Length Details
1 Introduction 3 mins Greet the class, introduce the topic (Holidays), and explain the objectives of the lesson.
2 Vocabulary 7 mins Use the whiteboard and markers to teach new holiday-related vocabulary. Write each new word on the board and ask students to repeat it. Mention the meaning of each word and use it in a sentence.
3 Filling Out Cards 7 mins Provide printable cards and give students time to fill them out with their favorite holiday traditions. Remind students to use the new vocabulary words.
4 Group Discussion 5 mins Ask students to form groups of four and share their completed cards with their group members. Encourage them to discuss similarities and differences in their traditions.
5 Sharing Traditions 5 mins Ask each group to share one or two traditions they discussed in their group.
6 World Holidays 5 mins Display a list of holidays celebrated around the world. Choose a few holidays and explain how they are celebrated in different regions.
7 Homework 3 mins Assign homework to write a short paragraph about a holiday they would like to learn more about. Collect the homework without asking any students to present it.
8 Conclusion 2 mins Summarize the lesson and ask if students have any questions or concerns. Thank them for their participation.

Lesson script

Welcome everyone to English class. Today we will be discussing our favorite holiday traditions. Our main objectives for this lesson are to describe our favorite holiday traditions, identify different holidays celebrated around the world, and use new holiday vocabulary in context.


Let's begin by learning some new holiday-related vocabulary. Please repeat after me:

These are all holiday-related words that you might see or hear during the holiday season. Can anyone give me an example of how we can use the word "festive" in a sentence?

Filling Out Cards

Now that we know some new vocabulary, let's move on to filling out these cards. Use your markers to fill out the cards with your favorite holiday traditions. Remember to use the new vocabulary words in your cards.

Group Discussion

Now that you've filled out your cards, please find three other students and share each other's cards. Discuss any similarities or differences that you notice.

Sharing Traditions

Now let's take turns sharing what our groups discussed. Who would like to start?

World Holidays

Let's take a moment to learn about some holidays celebrated around the world. Here are a few examples: Diwali is celebrated in India and other South Asian countries. It's a five-day festival of lights that represents the victory of good over evil. Another holiday is Hanukkah which is celebrated by Jewish people around the world. This is an eight-day celebration that includes lighting candles on a menorah and playing dreidel games.


Before we end class today, I would like to assign some homework. Please write a short paragraph about a holiday you would like to learn more about. Make sure to submit your homework when it's done.


That's it for class today, everyone. Thank you for participating and learning with me today. Remember to practice the new vocabulary words we learned and we'll see you all next time.


|-|-|-| |1|{Image: A picture of a Christmas tree}|English Class: Favorite Holiday Traditions| |2|{Image: A picture of holiday-related vocabulary words}|Vocabulary| ||- Festive
- Ornament
- Reindeer
- Dreidel
- Menorah
- Santa Claus
- Stocking
- Mistletoe
- Opportunities to use the new words| |3|{Image: Blank cards with holiday-related questions written on them}|Filling Out Cards| |4|{Image: A group of students discussing together}|Group Discussion| |5|{Image: Pictures of international holiday celebrations}|Sharing Traditions| ||- Diwali
- Hanukkah
- Any other celebrations talked about| |6|{Image: A stack of books and a pencil}|Homework| ||- Write a short paragraph about a holiday you would like to learn more about
- Submit your homework when it's done| |7|{Image: A group of students waving goodbye}|Conclusion| ||- Thank you for participating and learning with us today
- Practice the new vocabulary words we learned
- See you next time|


  1. Identify and describe three holiday traditions celebrated in your own country.
  2. Choose one of the world holidays discussed in class (Diwali or Hanukkah) and write a paragraph about how it is celebrated.
  3. Use the new holiday vocabulary words to write a short story about your favorite holiday memory.


| --- | --- | | What is the objective of the lesson? | | | Can you name some holiday-related vocabulary words that we learned today? | | | How can we use the word "festive" in a sentence? | | | What is the next activity we will be doing? | | | How many days is Diwali celebrated for? | | | What is the homework assignment? | |

Backup questions

  1. What are some holiday traditions that you learned about from your group discussion that you would like to try?
  2. What are some ways that different cultures celebrate the holiday season?
  3. Can you give me an example of how the new vocabulary words we learned can be used in your homework assignment?
  4. How do you think learning about different holiday traditions and celebrations can help us better understand and respect other cultures?