Free Simple Future Instruction For English Language Learners Lesson Plan for 6th Grade Students

Topic: Simple Future Instruction for English Language Learners

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to use the simple future to talk about upcoming plans.


  • Whiteboard or chalkboard
  • Pencils and paper for each student
  • Examples of the simple future (e.g. "I will go to class tomorrow.")


  • Ask students if they know what the future is.
  • Write the following examples of the future on the board:
  • I will go to class tomorrow.
  • You will have dinner with your family tonight.
  • He will study English every day.
  • Ask students to explain what each example means.

Direct Instruction

  • Explain that the future is a time that is not yet here, but that we can still talk about it.
  • Introduce the simple future tense by saying that it is used to talk about future events that will happen in a short period of time.
  • Give the students more examples of the simple future tense, such as "I will go to class tomorrow" or "You will have dinner with your family tonight."
  • Ask students to repeat the examples after you.
  • Explain that the simple future is formed by combining the future tense verb "will" with the base form of the main verb.
  • Write the simple future tense on the board using the following example:
  • I will go to class tomorrow -> I will go to class tomorrow
  • Ask students to give other examples of the simple future tense using the following formula:
  • Future tense verb + will + base form of main verb
  • Use the following example:
  • I will go to class tomorrow -> I will go to class tomorrow
  • Have students give more examples of their own using the formula.

Guided Practice

  • Provide students with a set of future tense flash cards.
  • Have students work in pairs and take turns giving and receiving future tense flash cards.
  • Have students practice saying the future tense of each flash card.
  • Have students share their answers with the class and confirm their answers with the teacher.

Independent Practice

  • Have students work in small groups and create a short skit or scene using the simple future tense.
  • Encourage students to use their skits or scenes to practice expressing upcoming plans in the simple future tense.
  • Have each group present their skit or scene to the class.


  • Review the concept of the simple future and its usage in expressing upcoming plans.
  • Ask students to share one thing they plan to do in the future and how they plan to do it (using the simple future tense).


  • Observe students during independent practice to see if they are using the simple future tense to express upcoming plans.
  • Review students' written plans and ask the teacher to provide feedback on their use of the simple future tense.

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