Adverbs of Manner

Do your students learn grammar quickly or slowly? Adverbs that end in -ly are common in English, and the most common -ly adverbs are Adverbs of Manner. In our NEW grammar lesson, students practice how to form and use these adverbs with fun exercises that will get them writing, speaking, and moving! (more…)

Simple Future

There are three ways to express the future tense in English: will, be going to, and the present progressive. We’ve got a NEW grammar lesson on the Simple Future that covers when and how to use the three future forms! (more…)

Simple Present

English language learners of all levels need the present tense to communicate effectively. Our NEW Simple Present lesson allows lower-level students to learn and practice this common verb tense in a fun and engaging way. The daily routines theme is something all learners can relate to! (more…)

Phonics Lesson: G to L

Sprout’s Phonics Cafe section offers many lessons to help improve low-level English learners’ printing, writing, spelling, and pronunciation. This section starts with the alphabet and works up to letter combinations and words that are difficult to pronounce and spell. This week’s Spotlight lesson is on the letters G to L. Your students will love the colorful illustrations and engaging activities! (more…)

Numbers: Phonics Lesson

Are your young learners learning to count? The Numbers lesson in our Phonics Cafe section gives students fun, engaging practice with both the numerical and spelled-out forms of the letters one to ten.

This seven-page phonics lesson begins by presenting the numerical and written forms of the numbers one to ten. This is followed by a variety of activities that will get your students reading, counting, and coloring. (more…)

Simple Past

What did you do yesterday? The simple past is a fundamental building block of English grammar that young learners should learn early on. Our revamped Simple Past lesson makes it easy and fun to teach this common verb tense! (more…)

How Do You Celebrate Your Students’ Birthdays?

Sprout English’s featured lesson this week is a writing activity called The Party. Do you have parties at your school to celebrate special occasions like birthdays? Here are two fun ideas for celebrating birthdays in the classroom.

1. Create a Class Birthday Book

Print this Birthday Book template. You’ll need one cover page and as many filler pages as you have students.

A few days before a child’s birthday, send a blank birthday page home for the birthday boy or girl to fill out. Your student can fill in the blanks and draw or paste photos in the boxes. The first box is for a baby photo and the second box is for a picture of the student at his or her current age. (more…)

The Party – Writing Activity

Most young learners groan at the mention of a writing task. Don’t worry—we have ways of making writing easier and more interesting for your students! First, teach your young learners our tips on how to write a paragraph. Next, try our writing activity, The Party, which guides students by starting the story for them. Soon your students will look forward to writing!

How will you correct their writing? Use our handy, free correction key to make your job easier. Our key has common codes to indicate spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Students can then try to correct their mistakes themselves—they seem to remember better this way. Students can also use this key for peer correction. (more…)

Silent ‘e’ Words: Pronunciation

Do your students have difficulty with the pronunciation of short and long English vowel sounds? There are some spelling rules that can help young learners recognize when a long vowel sound is needed. One such rule involves the final, silent ‘e’ in a word, and this is the focus of this week’s Spotlight lesson: Silent ‘e’ Words 1.

This lesson is one of four involving four-letter words with a silent ‘e’ ending. There are 11 pages of spelling and writing practice in the first lesson, but what about audio? Listening and oral repetition is essential for a good pronunciation lesson. The teacher can certainly model the words, but it’s a good idea to have another source for listening practice too. (more…)