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The Adventures of Aladdin One day, as he was looking for wild figs in a grove some way from the town, Aladdin met a mysterious stranger. This smartly dressed dark-eyed man with a trim black beard and a splendid sapphire in his turban, asked Aladdin an unusual question: "Come here, boy," he ordered. "How would you like to earn a silver penny?" The Brothers Grimm Once upon a time . . . a widow had an only son whose name was Aladdin. One day, as he was looking for wild figs in a grove some way from the town, Aladdin met a mysterious stranger. "Come here, boy," he ordered. "A silver penny!" "I'm not going to ask you to do much. "The lamp! "Give me the lamp," urged the wizard impatiently. "Let me out first . . ." "Too bad for you," snapped the stranger, slamming down the manhole cover, never noticing that, as he did so, a ring slid off his finger. "At your command, sire," said the genie. Now astoundede, Aladdin could only stammer: "I want to go home!" "How did you get in?" "Where's the silver coin?" "Psst! "Aladdin!

English-Guide.org A great interactive resource! Read the story book about the missing ice cream. Then go through the exercises to learn about the structure of a story including the characters, the setting and the plot line for the events of the story. You can use your understanding of these elements with anything you read or watch. Status: Published Updated date: Mon, 12/15/2014 - 02:16 When reading it is important to be able to tell the difference between facts and ideas/opinions. Read this biography and learn about the baseball player Jackie Robinson. Reading and listening comprehension about the terrible fires in Australia in 2009.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid <a href=" target="_blank"><img src=" width="728" height="90" border="0" alt="click here">click here</a> Home > Reading <a href=" Bonfire Night The history The year was 1605 and some English Catholics were angry because the King of England, James the first, was treating them badly. In November 1605 a group of men made a plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament (the government buildings) in London. Bonfires, Guys and fireworks On November 5th people remember the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament by celebrating ‘Bonfire Night’. Food It’s normally quite cold in November in Britain, so on Bonfire Night people wear hats, scarves and gloves to spend the evening outside. Penny for the Guy In Britain only adults can buy fireworks but in the past they were sold to children too.

Read Dating: A Fun Way to Motivate Struggling Readers “I hate reading.” No three words frustrate me more than these. What enrages me about this phrase is that it is a lie. Students love reading. They read hundreds of texts and newsfeeds every day. They just hate boring reading. But ultimately, what frustrates me most is that we teachers create this perception by killing the joy of reading. Reading a book is like dating. 1. 2. 3. Similarly, books can be really boring in their exposition. 4. Maybe if we approached reading in our classrooms like dating, we wouldn't be such atrocious matchmakers. We then create an arranged marriage in which we force our kids to go on date after date, no matter how much they can't stand the relationship. If we want students to love reading, we have to teach them to approach reading like dating—and then let them date freely. Now, if you are like me, you have set curricula that requires certain texts. So, if you're ready to make your students love reading, then help them be lovers with the tips below. 6. 7.

"ESL English as a Second Language Listening and Reading Audiobooks" Chocky by John Wyndham It’s not terribly unusual for a boy to have an imaginary friend, but Matthew’s parents have to agree that his—nicknamed Chocky—is anything but ordinary. Why, Chocky demands to know, are there twenty-four hours in a day? Why are there two sexes? Why can’t Matthew solve his math homework using a logical system like binary code? When the questions Chocky asks become too advanced and, frankly, too odd for teachers to answer, Matthew’s parents start to wonder if Chocky might be something far stranger than a figment of their son’s imagination. Chocky is a playful investigation of what being human is all about, delving into such matters as child-rearing, marriage, learning, artistic inspiration—and ending with a surprising and impassioned plea for better human stewardship of the earth.

Adult Learning Activities | California Distance Learning Project Read the story. Click the "LISTEN" button at the bottom of the page to hear the story. When you are done, click the "NEXT" button. One school district is trying something new. Teachers hope that this extra time will give students a chance to learn more. Some school districts already have these longer days. One parent thinks that her son is doing very well. Some people think that a full day of kindergarten is too long for such young children. This school district is just trying out a longer day for kindergarteners. (This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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