Printable Version: 3_Transportation

Learning Goals: Learner will be able to identify different modes of transportation and use the simple present tense to describe how they travel about town (to work/school/etc.)


Materials: Daily activity verbs worksheet, images worksheet, iPod/Pad/Computer, Voice Cards/ABA flash cards, quick access to bus routes/schedule/stops, pen/paper, whiteboard (opt.), MAT map(s)


Review: Phonics practice – Using worksheet, have learner identify the beginning sound represented in each of the pictures; can they spell it? Modify for iPod apps (e.g. Voice Cards/ABA flash cards)


Overview:  Learners will need to understand basic modes of transportation throughout the city – an important skill for those with jobs and children in school.



I. Modes of Transportation

a. What are some ways people get around town? e.g. bus, car, bike, etc.

b. App: Use Voice Cards to review modes of transportation (add-on phonics practice from review)

II. Introduce Simple Present Tense


a. Write on paper/whiteboard:









Write a verb next to each subject:

I walk

You walk

He walks

She walks

It walks

We walk

They walk


 Read each word together and use hand gestures to show the meaning of each one.

Ask “which words have ‘s’?” – In present tense, we add an ‘s’ to the verb after he, she, or it.

We use present tense to talk about ‘everyday’, ‘usually’, ‘sometimes’, ‘all the time.’

III. Daily Activity Verbs

a. Using the ‘subjects from previous activity, continue practice of simple present tense with new verbs

b. Use daily activity verb worksheet for verb ideas (identify more verbs on your own)

c. (Opt.) Use computer, iPad, or iPod to find images of verbs in action

d. Make sure learner understands when the ‘s’ is used



I. How do you use bus services/taxi/etc.?

a. Go over basic transportation skills – e.g. how to use a bus and pay; where to go

b. Use internet to find map of bus stops in area and bus routes or use MAT maps

II. Reading Practice– use Marshall website:

a. Read one or both: Getting to Work and Getting to Work on Time


Summary:  Have the learner identify how they get to work, school, the grocery story, etc.



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