Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lumiere English Academy Distance Teaching Course; Lesson Three - Reading and Comprehension

Education - the Key to a Better Future

1. Draw up initial lesson plans for your student
2. Make use of worksheets to train your student.
Assess your student's needs, and structure your lesson plans around them.
For example, if your student is weak in vocabulary, weave vocabulary lists into your lessons.
If your student needs to work on adjectives, construct lessons and conversations around different adjectives.
Strengthen your student's strengths; identify and build up your student's areas of weakness in the English language
3. Be aware that there are many English worksheets available for free on the Internet, see example links below
4. Once your lesson plan is drawn up, contact the supervisor/parent/guardian of your student.
Assess the lesson plan together to judge if the plan adequately meets your student's current English tutoring needs
5. The lesson plan I will be making available over the next blog posts are centred upon a number of worksheets.
These worksheets are all focused on assisting the student with everyday English requirements, such as shopping; transport; hospital; filling in forms.
 This format trains your student not only to become more skilled in the use of the English language, but also to be able to apply his/her English skills in practical form to everyday situations
6. Worksheets are a fun way to learn more about English grammar which will benefit the student at school
7. Plan to use two books for reading and comprehension. The first book I always use is 'The Hobbit' by the luminous J.R.R. Tolkien.
 The English contained within this book, starting with the very first words, 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. . . ' is both formational and superlative.
The second book (only to approached once the first is completed) is the inimitable 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen.
This book contains original quotes which are now of international renown, such as  'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife'.
Pride and Prejudice further offers a fascinating look at an era within a bygone age, and the roles and expectations of the genders in society
8. Encourage your student to borrow or obtain 'The Hobbit'.
Your student will find this English classic very helpful in the fields of reading, comprehension and vocabulary.
It may look difficult at first sight, but once a student starts reading this book, it gives them the most wonderful basis for English grammar.
The ISBN number is 0-261-10328-a8, the publishers are Harper Collins Publishers, and there a number of editions of the book.
The version I have was printed in Great Britain in 1990.
If your student does not have the funds to purchase the book due to financial straits, why not arrange for a donation or gift of the book to the student.
Best wishes with your tutoring!
Catherine Nicolette Whittle
Diploma TESOL and EDI level 5 Diploma in Teaching English 
 London Teacher’s Training College England

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With thanks to englishforeveryone.org/  jumpstart.com/  havefunteaching.com/  eslprintables.com/e  nglishblog.com

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