Guided Reading African Safari

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Language: English
Category: Reading
Course Type: Multi-Day Course (meets more than one time)

Class Highlights:

Students will gain foundational reading skills as they learn about African wildlife and what it’s like to be on an African safari in this Guided Reading series. When you enjoy the topic, learning is ever more fun. This course funded in part by Sierra Club.

Course Details:

Class Length50 minutes per class
MeetWeekly
Term12 weeks
Ages6 to 10 years old
Class Sizeup to 10 students
PriceUSD $379 per learner

Class Description

Using stories featuring African wildlife, students will gain early reading skills. Activities include language and vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and learning great facts about wildlife. They will also learn introductory map skills. This on-line course combines direct instruction, videos, presentations, discussions, movement, and instructor created wildlife books for a variety of learning experiences. Teaching style is customized to meet students’ needs. Students will need to have knowledge of the English language, and be able to be instructed in an on-line format. Each 40 minute class follows the same lesson format, but features a different book and focuses on different African animals.

Lesson 1: Elephants

10 minutesUsing African safari photos of previous safaris, students will complete vocabulary activities utilizing video chat.
12 minutesWith instructor guidance, students will read the book, Ellie Elephant and locate the setting on the map of Africa.
6 minutesDiscuss unique facts about elephant behavior and lifestyle. Questions will be asked and students will be encouraged to interact with the instructor and each other through video chat.
12 minutesWe will share stories about elephants in the wild, why elephants are becoming endangered, what are the threats, and learn what steps are available to help promote elephant survival.
10 minutesStudents will compose a short sentence prompted from the information/structure presented in the text. The instructor will guide the students as they write it on paper and teach them to check their sentence for standard conventions. Students will read their sentence aloud during the video chat.

Lesson 2: Lions

10 minutesUsing African safari photos of previous safaris, students will complete vocabulary activities utilizing video chat.
12 minutesWith instructor guidance, students will read the book, Lilly Lioness and locate the setting on the map of Africa.
6 minutesDiscuss unique facts about lion behavior and lifestyle. Questions will be asked and students will be encouraged to interact with the instructor and each other through video chat.
12 minutesWe will share stories about lions in the wild, why lions are endangered, what are the threats, and learn what steps are available to help promote lion survival.
10 minutesStudents will compose a short sentence prompted from the information/structure presented in the text. The instructor will guide the students as they write it on paper and teach them to check their sentence for standard conventions. Students will read their sentence aloud during the video chat.

Lesson 3: Nile Crocodiles

10 minutesUsing African safari photos of previous safaris, students will complete vocabulary activities utilizing video chat.
12 minutesWith instructor guidance, students will read the book, Coco Crocodile and locate the setting on the map of Africa.
6 minutesDiscuss unique facts about Nile crocodiles behavior and lifestyle. Questions will be asked and students will be encouraged to interact with the instructor and each other through video chat.
12 minutese will share stories about crocodiles in the wild, why crocodiles are thriving, what threats exist, and learn what steps are available to help promote Nile crocodile survival.
10 minutesStudents will compose a short sentence prompted from the information/structure presented in the text. The instructor will guide the students as they write it on paper and teach them to check their sentence for standard conventions. Students will read their sentence aloud during the video chat.

Lesson 4: African Painted Dogs

10 minutesUsing African safari photos of previous safaris, students will complete vocabulary activities utilizing video chat.
12 minutesWith instructor guidance, students will read the book, Delta the Painted Dog and locate the setting on the map of Africa.
6 minutesDiscuss unique facts about African painted dogs behavior and lifestyle. Questions will be asked and students will be encouraged to interact with the instructor and each other through video chat.
12 minutesWe will share stories about African painted dogs in the wild, why African painted dogs are endangered, what threats exist, and learn what steps are available to help promote African painted dog survival.
10 minutesStudents will compose a short sentence prompted from the information/structure presented in the text. The instructor will guide the students as they write it on paper and teach them to check their sentence for standard conventions. Students will read their sentence aloud during the video chat.

Lesson 5: Ostriches

10 minutesUsing African safari photos of previous safaris, students will complete vocabulary activities utilizing video chat.
12 minutesWith instructor guidance, students will read the book, Ollie Ostrich and locate the setting on the map of Africa.
6 minutesDiscuss unique facts about ostriches behavior and lifestyle. Questions will be asked and students will be encouraged to interact with the instructor and each other through video chat.
12 minutesWe will share stories about ostriches in the wild, how ostriches are surviving, what threats exist, and learn what steps are available to help promote ostrich survival.
10 minutesStudents will compose a short sentence prompted from the information/structure presented in the text. The instructor will guide the students as they write it on paper and teach them to check their sentence for standard conventions. Students will read their sentence aloud during the video chat.

Lesson 6: Giraffes

10 minutesUsing African safari photos of previous safaris, students will complete vocabulary activities utilizing video chat.
12 minutesWith instructor guidance, students will read the book, Ollie Ostrich and locate the setting on the map of Africa.
6 minutesDiscuss unique facts about ostriches behavior and lifestyle. Questions will be asked and students will be encouraged to interact with the instructor and each other through video chat.
12 minutesWe will share stories about ostriches in the wild, how ostriches are surviving, what threats exist, and learn what steps are available to help promote ostrich survival.
10 minutesStudents will compose a short sentence prompted from the information/structure presented in the text. The instructor will guide the students as they write it on paper and teach them to check their sentence for standard conventions. Students will read their sentence aloud during the video chat.

Storybook Details:

Book Type:Wildlife Storybooks
Series:We Love African Animals, Storybook Series
Grades:Prekindergarten to 5th grade
Certified:Lexile Rated, Guided Reading Levels, Common Core Standards
Lexile:550 average
Book Pages:32
Book Words:1,000 (approximately)

Emergent Reader Details:

Book Type:Wildlife Emergent Reader
Series:We Love African Animals, Emergent Reader Series
Book Types:Early Emergent Readers and Emergent Readers
Certified:Levels C and D by Fountas & Pinnell
Book Pages:up to 16
Book Words:up to 250

Reading Platform

  • Extensive wildlife book catalog.
  • Accessible on desktops, tablets, and phones.
  • Improve reading skills. Anytime. Anywhere.
  • Popular animals that children know and love.
  • All wildlife books carefully created for readers under 10 years old.
  • Audio cues for word pronunciation.
  • Organized by Guided Reading level.
  • Guided Reading, Lexile levels, Fountas & Pinnell certified, Common Core Standards.
  • Ability to monitor your child’s progress.
  • 100% safe and kid-friendly environment.
  • Learning is easier when kids enjoy the topic of study.
  • Wildlife books available only on ConserveOurWild.com
  • Avatar can read story to learner

Learning Goals: 

  • Practice reading skills
  • Listen to other readers in group
  • Read aloud to group members
  • Improve vocabulary and language skills
  • Improve comprehension
  • Compose and construct a simple sentence
  • Animal identification
  • Build appreciation of wildlife and wildlife conservation

Merits:

  • This course funded in part by Sierra Club.
  • Approved by school districts for preK-5th grade curriculum
  • Books are Lexiled, Leveled, Fountas & Pinnell certified, and Common Core approved
  • Children learn faster when they love the topic of study

Homework:

We suggest reading 20 minutes per day. Your child can access Conserve Our Wild’s wildlife book online reading platform to further improve their skills and enjoy more wildlife stories.

Assessment: 

A written report is provided after course completion.

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