ESL Family Tree can be done by students or teachers only create their family tree. For teacher’s one, you can bring in photos of your family. Be aware that students will ask a lot of questions about them
Draw as many as squares you need on the board. Hold up a photo of yourself and ask “Who is this?”. Elicit that it is you, stick the photo inside the middle square and write your name under the photo.
Next take out another photo (e.g. your father) and again ask “Who is this?”. Elicit and teach the family vocab and stick the photo in one of the squares and write the word (e.g. “father”) under the photo. Do for all of the following: father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother – you may not have some of these family members, but for the sake of this lesson, use photos of friends, etc., and pretend they are your brother, grandmother, etc.
Encourage students to ask more questions specially regarding to previous lessons such as “what’s your father’s job?” “how is your grandma” “Is the baby boy or a girl?” etc.
This activity has a student’s version to learn more check out the page ESL Family Tree (student’s version)
This is suitable for all ages above 3 years old.
Teacher’s Family Tree is suitable for all class sizes. Make sure their eyes are on you this activity requires lots of interaction in order to be interesting. Good Luck!