The Color Wheel … simple color names and simple color theory

Everyone enjoys colors, and elementary school students are no exception.  Teaching the colors can be done with drills and flashcards, but why not seize the opportunity to break from routine and do a little hands on learning?

Lesson 5 in Hi Friends 1 brings us a rather poorly executed framework for practicing the “What … do you like?” structure.  The theme appears to be shapes and colors and t-shirts. I have decided to break the lesson up into sections; first shapes, next colors, finally returning to the “What … do you like?” grammar and interview activity.

This Color Wheel worksheet is what I use when teaching colors, students color and write the names of the colors, I talk a little about color theory, and we play a game or two.  The kids enjoy it, and it helps to brighten up these dark November days.  Try it for yourself!color wheel english esl efl eigo noto hi friends

I like… and I don’t like… worksheets for Hi Friends 1

Hi Friends 1 covers a lot of grammatical ground in two or three pages in chapter 4.
You could blow through it all in a lesson or two, but really it is an excellent opportunity to do a little writing and speaking.  I like to use this worksheet for practice.  Students write their likes and dislikes (in English, of course) then present their lists to the class.  It makes for a good confidence builder and a fine opportunity for more advanced learners to show off their chops a little.

The completed list also lends itself well to interview type games and activities, and can be illustrated and embellished if desired.

Likes and dislikes I like esl efl eigo hi friends worksheet english