We’ve released 25 ESL Reading Lessons for Elementary Students to enhance the learning experience at Off2Class.
As summer arrives in the northern hemisphere, various changes occur in the ESL teaching market. First, school students go on their long annual vacation. Second, older students enroll at private language institutions. They often undertake specialized English courses for admission to higher education. As a result, some teachers see a decrease in their student numbers while the workload increases for others. Whether you’re an independent teacher, at a private language institute, or work with ELLs in a public system, we think you’ll find our ESL Reading Lessons for Elementary Students helpful during the warmer months.
Reading Lessons can complement a summer break
For teachers whose students are currently on vacation, assigning one of our ESL Reading Lessons is a great way to maintain momentum. While your students are on break, it’s a good idea to provide some weekly material that keeps them exposed to English. In fact, with formal tuition shut down for a month or longer, you may well find that students are in a better position to read more than usual.
Providing summer reading materials and tasks to your students is also an excellent way to stay in touch. If you’re an independent teacher, the entire summer break is too long to remain out of contact. You want to be sure that your students continue with you when they return in August and September. With a few clicks on Off2Class, you can enroll a student and assign the homework, leaving students to explore the texts and exercises in their own time.
Educators teaching intensive English courses will find these Reading Lessons perfect for the classroom environment. We’ve included pre-reading activities to elicit your students’ understanding of and interest in the topic, along with plenty of exercises to check comprehension of the reading text. Post-reading activities promote fluency through personalized tasks, while the homework allows students to undertake a more careful reading, with more challenging and varied questions to answer.
Here’s a sample of our 25 new ESL Reading Lessons for Elementary Students:
Read about the daily routine of someone with an unusual job and promote the use of the present simple for habits and routines.
Elementary and Pre-Intermediate students respond particularly well to smaller chunks of text. Smaller chunks are easier to navigate than a single narrative. This lesson provides a great example of chunks of text while exploring a very important topic:
Even if your students aren’t going on vacation, they’ll probably be dreaming about it. Unusual Hotels and a couple of other lessons in the category are all about taking a well-deserved break.
For whatever reason, people love to talk about animals. This reading text comprises an interview with two roommates, discussing an appropriate pet for their household.
For the next 3 weeks, all 25 Reading Lessons are available to all active users. This includes those using their 30-day trial accounts. We believe they will keep your students engaged over the summer. And we know that they will reduce your lesson planning time.