ESL EFL National Geographic Reading Club for Beginners
In this ongoing course, students will read and discuss articles in National Geographic Kids magazine
Elle O'Keeffe, MBA PhD
116 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 115 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
35 minutes per class
In this course, students will practice reading and speaking English with a focus on speaking. Each class, we will read an article from National Geographic Kids magazine and then answer comprehension and discussion questions about the reading. A typical class will follow this structure: Warm-up greetings: 5 minutes Reading: 5 - 10 minutes Guided Discussion: 15 - 20 minutes I will give immediate feedback about pronunciation, word choice, and sentence structure. Students will have an...
Students will build their English vocabulary in the areas of science, art, geography, history, and culture. They will improve their speaking skills and grow more confident using English when reading, answering questions, and discussing a variety of topics including space, weather, sea animals, jungle animals, natural disasters, human-made wonders, cultures around the world. Week of March 12: How the Earth was formed Week of March 19: Lizards Week of March 26: Blizzards Week of April 2: Mummies Week One August 14: Sea turtles and the ocean Week Two August 21: The Pyramids and Egypt Week Three August 29: Volcanoes Week Four September 4: Japan Week Five September 11: Earth's Moon Week Six September 18: Extreme Records in Nature Week Five September 25: Wild Cats Week Six October 2: Spain Week Seven October 9: Pandas Week Eight October 16: Giraffes Week Nine: Titanic Week Ten: Cleopatra Week Eleven: Caterpillar to Butterfly Week Twelve: Weird Sea Creatures Week Thirteen: Whales Week Fourteen: Water
I have been teaching English for 20 years and have a BA in English literature, an MA in Technical Writing, and a Ph.D. in English: Texts and Technology. I work with students from 4 to 70+ who want to speak confidently in school, in the office, or with friends.
Practice the words and phrases used in class during the week. The more you use the new vocabulary, the more likely it is to become a permanent part of your long-term memory.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
All articles and materials will be provided in class
Elle O'Keeffe, MBA PhD
Reader, Writer, and all-around Nerd
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
116 total reviews
78 completed classes
I teach English literature, conversation, and document design classes for native English speakers and English language learners. My teaching career began 20 years ago in a large high school and has since included 1:1 language coaching, university...
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