Of course we have a coursebook and a workbook and we do work on grammar and vocabulary and all this.... But we always end up doing something different, like play a game, search something on the internet or even watch a movie.
Let me mention an example of us having a lesson:
We were reading a text about the movie "The Wizard of Oz" the other day.
Of course my son got really curious and asked what happens in the end and all these questions that a kid might have when they see a picture of the film!
So we ended up watching the film instead of continuing our "coursebook" lesson!!!
It lasted longer of course but, it gave us a chance to talk about the characters, what he liked what he didn't like and we spend a great mother-son- quality time together.
In our next lesson we worked on the la la la song which has elements of the Wizard of OZ and talked about that.
I know that it is a bit difficult to do that in a class with your students, but always be prepared to do something which is not in the lesson plan. I mean, as teachers we should be flexible to our students needs.
Take care and keep teaching!