Newcomer Adult ESL Days of the Week

Rike Neville
Grade Levels
10th - 12th, Adult Education
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Yes, the days of the week is such a simple concept and only seven words. If you’ve ever learned the terms in another language, you’re probably wondering why adult learners even NEED time to study the days of the week, right?

And yet, here’s the thing: I could easily spout off the days of the week in German, Spanish, or Korean, but actually use them in a meaningful way? Nope. I never learned that. They’re just this meaningless little trick I can perform on command, and to be completely forthright, I have to sing them. I can’t even just recite them.

So, when I started teaching classes where knowing the days of the week was an actually listed standard, I had my doubts. I would assign the terms, the students would dutifully memorize them, and BOOM! Just like that they had mastered a standard for that level. I’m rolling my eyes right now just remembering it because the students hadn’t actually learned anything meaningful. We were meeting a standard, but I didn’t want that to be the only point of what they learned. Result? I made this.

What's Inside:

  • Teacher page
  • Introduction to terms days of the week, weekdays, & weekend + abbreviations
  • Practice and review previous page + 1-page answer key
  • Write days in order, answer yes/no questions, and a brief intro to the terms yesterday, today, and tomorrow
  • Unscramble letters to spell the days of the week, write them in order, and complete a crossword puzzle + 1-page answer key
  • Introduction to and practice using today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, yesterday, & the day before yesterday + 1-page answer key
  • Fill in the gaps in sentences using days of the week and other related terms + 1-page answer key
  • Fill in gaps in a paragraph using given schedules with a word bank, 1 page without the word bank, and 1-page answer key
  • Practice using frequency adverbs and days of the week to answer yes/no questions and information questions
  • Introduction to using this, next, the ___ after that & last, the ___ before that with conversations to practice
  • Write about weekly routines
  • Conversations to practice with a partner
  • Half-page poster strips of the days of the week in ALL CAPS and in First Letter Only Capped

This was created for adult students who need work with foundational level English.

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Total Pages
25 pages
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