Level I: Beginner: Reading, Writing & Comprehension

This level contains 14 comprehensive lesson plans & a Vocabulary Book for those still struggling with grammar, writing & reading difficulties.

LESSON ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD IN PDF FORMAT.
EACH LESSON IS BETWEEN 15-20 PAGES LONG.
EACH LESSON IS SUITABLE FOR 1 WEEK OF INSTRUCTION (2 CLASSES PER WEEK)

Tutors' Instructions:

All lessons are designed for 4hrs/week
All weekly lessons contain a grammar component, a reading/writing component and a vocabulary component.
The teacher will receive the entire weekly package at the beginning of the week and is expected to go through as much material as possible during each class.
Refer to the "VOCABULARY BOOK" for the specific Vocabulary Lessons
The 14 week period is just a recommendation. Work at your own speed. Do not move to a higher level without completing Level 1.
As homework, the teacher may assign a summary writing for one of the short stories provided.

(Developer's Instructions)

WEEK 1
• Grammar:
Introduction to Parts of Speech (Nouns / Pronouns / Verbs / Adjectives / Adverbs / Prepositions / Conjunctions / Interjections & Articles)
In depth study: Prepositions
• Vocabulary: Lesson 1
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“The Smuggler” (short story)
Beethoven
Castles of the Middle Ages (assign summary-writing as homework for one of these short stories)
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice

WEEK 2
• Grammar:
In depth study: Nouns
• Vocabulary: Lesson 2
Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“Sharp Dealing” (short story)
“Coral Reefs”
“David and Goliath”
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice / Short Answer Writing

WEEK 3
• Grammar:
In depth study: Pronouns
• Vocabulary: Lesson 3
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“Tomeh’s Mirror” (short story)
“Festivals of India”
“Geysers and Hot Springs”
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice / Short Answer Writing

WEEK 4

• Grammar:
In depth study: Articles
• Vocabulary: Lesson 4
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“The Spring” (short story)
“Gold Rush”
“Hurricanes”
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice / Attempted essay: Animal Personalities

WEEK 5
• Grammar:
In depth study: Adjectives
• Vocabulary: Lesson 5
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“X-Ray Vision” (short story)
“Marie Curie and the Source of Radioactivity”
“Mighty Samson”
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice

WEEK 6
• Grammar:
In depth study: Discovering Verbs (Part 1)
• Vocabulary: Lesson 6
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“The Bag of Cherries” (short story)
“Mount Rushmore”
“Muhammad Ali”
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice / Short Answer practice

WEEK 7
• Grammar:
In depth study: Discovering Verbs (Part II) – Tenses
• Vocabulary: Lesson 7
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“The Faithful Bride” and “The Old Man’s Will”
“Noah”
“Pocahontas”
• Writing: Short essay writing on assigned topic (2 essays)
***Half way through course, students are tested on writing skills; at the end of the course, students will be tested again to assess improvement.

WEEK 8
• Grammar:
In depth study: Adverbs
• Vocabulary: Lesson 8
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“An Old Love Story”
“Polar Explorations”
“Skyscrapers”
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice / Short Answer writing

WEEK 9
• Grammar:
In depth study: Conjunctions
• Vocabulary: Lesson 9
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“A Choice” (short story)
“The American Dream”
“Diary of Amelia Earhart”
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice / Practice Paragraph Writing

WEEK 10
• Grammar:
In depth study: Verbs: Have / Have Got & Other Constructions
• Vocabulary: Lesson 10
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“The Teacher” (short story)
“The Great Sphinx”
“The Great Wall of China”
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice / Practice Paragraph Writing

WEEK 11

• Grammar:
In depth study: First Sentences (Structure)
• Vocabulary: Lesson 11
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“The Hand of Fatima” (short story)
“The Suez Canal”
“The Sun King of Versailles”
• Writing: Summary / Sentence writing practice / Practice Paragraph Writing

WEEK 12
• Grammar:
In depth study: Common Errors: Spelling
• Vocabulary: Lesson 12
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“A man of Action” (short story)
“The Vatican”
“The Wright Brothers”
• Writing: Sentence writing practice / Practice Paragraph Writing

WEEK 13
• Grammar:
In depth study: Easily Confused Constructions
• Vocabulary: Lesson 13
• Literature / Reading Comprehension:
“Vikings”
“Titanic”
“Vincent Van Gogh”
• Writing: Sentence writing practice / Short Paragraph & Essay Practice

WEEK 14
• Grammar:
In depth study: Phrasal Verbs / Sentences: Simple to Complex
• Vocabulary: Lesson 14
• Writing: Writing Exercises Using Phrasal Verbs / Review
Essay Writing: Students are tested again to assess improvement