Adult Education Standards and Benchmarks
for ABE ASE and ESL Learners
Lesson Plan Bank
esl LESSON PLANS
Texas Adult Education Standards
Before you begin
Title: Writing a Check
Level 1: Beginning Literacy
Level 2: Low Beginning
Open entry/exit: Yes
Standard(s): ESL Convey Ideas in Writing
Benchmark(s): 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1
Objective: To recognize, organize and present information for financial survival.
Materials: Pencils, projector, copy of check format and utility bills.
Estimated time needed to prepare for this lesson plan: 30 minutesEstimated time needed to complete this lesson plan: 1 hour
The Lesson Plan
Introduce the lesson:
Show copies of utility bills and check book with register.
Teach the lesson:
Teach writing numbers 1-100. Write out the numbers. Go over format, proper location, and proper money symbols.
Practice the lesson:
Copies of checks and practice filling out the checks by writing checks to utility companies.
Assess the lesson:
Observe students, editing when needed. Students may work in pairs.
Apply the lesson to the real world:
Practice writing checks to enhance skills and comprehension of numbers, addresses, life skills, cultural recognition, signatures, and dates.
Submitted by: Bobby Medford, Raymond Morazan