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Teaching children to read is an important skill they’ll use for the rest of their lives. When children need extra practice using their reading skills, it helps to have worksheets available. You can find an assortment of printable reading worksheets for free and for sale on several websites.
There are several teacher websites where you can download reading comprehension worksheets they created for their classrooms. One advantage of using these worksheets is that they are designed for specific reading levels and have been tested in a classroom. Many follow the formats used on state and local tests that measure reading ability. The teachers sometimes include anecdotal notes and tips for making the worksheets more effective.
Publishers of textbooks, education research and professional development books sometimes offer worksheets on their websites. These worksheets usually are samples from the books they publish so that you can preview the content. Book publishers sometimes produce worksheets to pair with their books. If you’re looking for additional practice while reading a specific book, check out their websites for graphic organizers and comprehension questions.
You also can purchase collections of traditional and homeschool worksheets in digital books arranged by reading level. Many of these collections are themed by genre or subject matter. This makes it easy to select worksheets that match the child’s interest or to build background knowledge in specific areas.
Teacher Resource Sites
Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, teacher resource websites are another option for finding reading worksheets. Some sites like Teachers Pay Teachers let teachers upload worksheets they’ve created and offer them for sale. Others are more collaborative and give teachers a place to share best practices and materials with others. If you’re looking for materials to use in a homeschool setting or for after-school practice, check out these sites. In addition to the worksheets, you get access to a community of educators who can help you find the right materials for your children.
Even for-profit literacy programs offer free worksheets for parents and teachers. Although they’re usually designed for use with the company’s program, you can use them for other lessons. For example, the company Reading Horizons has downloadable phonics worksheets that work with its digital phonics program and face-to-face lessons. English learner sites are other good sources. Because these programs are geared toward children learning the English language, they incorporate social studies and science lessons along with the reading skills.
LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS
Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)
Type of English: Business English
Tags: travel and leisure reported speech Article based
Publication date: 06/15/2011
This lesson is based on an article on the nascent space tourism industry. The text focuses on the different companies that will be operating in this market, including Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, as well as the future costs and environmental impact of commercial space flights. In the grammar section of the worksheets, reported statements and questions are studied and practised. At the end of the lesson, students discuss whether they believe space tourism could become mass market.
a very interesting lesson, , engaging activities . thank you for sharing.
I would change the freer activity to - if you were Branson, would you encourage people to visit space in the near future? Why/ why not? (Dont forget to quote scientists about the benefits and disadvantages of space travel)
I really like this lesson for it's grammar and the subject of space tourism. Would it be possible to update it with a more recent article. I've seen a few articles lately that would be suitable.
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This lesson is based on an article about the growing space tourism industry. The text focuses on the different companies that will be operating in this market, including Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, as well as the future costs and environmental impact of commercial space flights. The grammar section features reported speech: statements and questions. At the end of the lesson, students discuss whether they believe space tourism could become a huge market.
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Space tourism: are we one step closer?
Do you think that people will go on holiday in space in the future? Watch this video to find out how soon that could be!
Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.
Could these two high-profile journeys to the edge of space by wealthy businessmen Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson mean space travel is one step closer for the rest of us?
Well, to go anytime soon, you would need a lot of money. One seat on board billionaire Jeff Bezos's rocket ship was auctioned for 28 million dollars.
Whilst there was nowhere for passengers of these two flights to stop off, the first-ever space hotel is expected to open in 2027. The Voyager Station hotel will float in low orbit, and guests will be able to see the Earth as they move round the planet.
But large rockets need lots of fuel to propel them, so space travel can have a hefty carbon footprint. Historically, rockets have been powered by kerosene, but some are now launched by using cleaner methods, such as green hydrogen.
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Check your vocabulary: gap fill, worksheets and downloads.
What do you think about space tourism? Would you like to try it?
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