Guided Reading for 2nd Grade: Join our African Safari

Ongoing Course

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.

Howie Minsky

Howie Minsky

Conserve Our Wild is an environmentally friendly organization dedicated to improving child literacy and wildlife awareness.

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.

7-8 year olds

4 Weeks duration

$399 For 4 weeks

3x per week over 4 weeks
4-10 learners per class

Description

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.
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