More People to Stick to New Year's Resolutions

What makes a good New Year's resolution? Practice goal-setting and reading comprehension with a set of language arts activities. English learners work on cloze passages, synonym matches, interviewing exercises, and comprehension questions as they discuss common New Year's resolutions in the United States.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use during a unit on goal setting and personal growth
  • Send worksheets home in a language arts packet
Classroom Considerations

  • Two of the resolutions included in role play are to lose weight and get fit, which could be sensitive topics for some; consider replacing these resolutions
  • The lesson is designed for English learners but would work with mainstream classes as well
Pros

  • Addresses a variety of skills
  • Activities work with pairs, groups, and individuals
  • Includes three additional lesson plans for different English fluency levels
Cons

  • None