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ESL Reading Activities for Kids & Adults

ESL Reading Activities

Big Numbers ESL Reading Activity

Are your students struggling with big numbers in English? The Big Numbers ESL Activity can improve your students’ confidence with using larger numbers in both reading and writing. This activity is very similar to a jigsaw reading activity. However, the main focus is on large population numbers across the world in different countries and cities. It is an effective lesson for kids and adult learners of all ages.

Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Age Group: Kids, Adults

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News Article ESL Reading Activity

With the News Article ESL Activity, you can improve your students reading skills using an authentic text or news article. You can adapt the lesson for how you want and customize it depending on the needs of your students.

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Age Group: Adults

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Sentence Building ESL Reading Activity

This is a useful ESL activity for reading, sentence building and improving sentence structure. In this exercise, students work in groups to arrange words in order and form a number of different sentences based on a particular theme. The Sentence Building ESL Activity encourages them to use proper grammatical forms.

Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Age Group: Kids, Adults

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Q and A ESL Reading Activity

This Q and A ESL activity gets students involved in making test questions based on an article that they will read in class. Moreover, you can also use the activity with your class’s reading textbook.

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Age Group: Adults

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Jigsaw ESL Reading Activity

If you want to add some discussion to a reading lesson, using the jigsaw reading activity method is a great way to get students interacting in class as well as improving their reading skills.

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Age Group: Adults

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Timed Reading ESL Activity

The Timed Reading ESL Activity is a great way to help students recall information from a text. You can do it with articles in textbooks, magazines, newspapers or anything else of interest. Find appropriate textual materials from the web.

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Age Group: Adults

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TV Guide ESL Reading Activity

To help with students’ reading skills, this TV guide ESL activity can improve their ability to find information by scanning for information from a list of television programs.

Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Group: Kids, Adults

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Other ESL Activities for Developing Core Skills

Other Interactive ESL Activities and Games

Need more ideas for your lessons?

View the complete collection of ESL activities for kids and adults on the main page.