Free Online Access in Response to COVID-19
The staff of Easy English Times understands that many schools and libraries are closed due to COVID-19. Our print version of the April paper was mailed as usual (unless you requested we hold your copies for later shipment).
To serve all readers now sheltering in place, here is FREE online access to our April edition. The Learning Activities, Answer Key and Pre-Crossword Exercise are available, as always, online.
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In our April issue...
The COVID-19 pandemic is our page 1 story. We are all in this together. When did it start? When will it end? Advice and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are included. Resources are provided. What does it mean to "flatten the curve"? What is "social distancing"? There is an instant activity about coronavirus headlines. A student from Bakersfield writes a poem to encourage us. The April 15 Internal Revenue Service deadline has been extended to July 15. Many presidential primary elections have been postponed. The conversation activity is on "being home" as we shelter in place. Susan Gaer gives students ideas on learning activities for distance education. In other news, April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The photograph for "People at Work" shows a man installing solar panels on a home. National Library Week is April 19-25. Easter is April 12. For family literacy there is a story to tell children about The Velveteen Rabbit. Our readers write about happiness, a favorite place, a favorite book and famous leaders of China. The Boston Marathon and 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. Alani Flores Carrillo writes about running a 5K race. There is a movie review on "Harriet" about Harriet Tubman. What is Patriots' Day? Citizenship is related to the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War. There are many instant activities in this issue including reading, writing, conversations and idioms. All this and more in the April issue.
Student writing of the month is from Mountain View, Calif. Bonus student writing is from Bakersfield and Calistoga, Calif.
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It is our hope that you will start by reading this newspaper then "graduate" on to reading community newspapers.
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TEACHERS AND TUTORS - Don't forget - A pre-crossword puzzle worksheet is available to give your students additional practice! Answer keys are posted for Learning Activities and can be printed out!
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We love to print student writing! Every month we receive more student writing than we have room to print so we are featuring a few more stories here under "Bonus Student Writing." Also see "Student Writing of the Month."
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Our readers write from Bakersfield, California
Students from Bonnie Vaughn's class at Bakersfield Adult School in California.
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