Happy Valentine's Day

Shelves filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Bouquets of red roses. Racks of romantic cards. Stores are preparing for Valentine's Day. Has the holiday become too commercialized? That is the question asked by a instructional activity designed for English learners.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask language learners to share if Valentine's Day is celebrated in their country of origin, and if so, to describe the holiday traditions
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed for language learners, the activities are appropriate for any class
  • Asks learners to craft and answer questions using the second conditional tense
Pros
  • Includes a link to a 2015 Valentine's Day advertisement
Cons
  • None