Absolute Beginners Reading for Children or ESL Adults

A course for children or ESL Adults wishing to learn reading in English or a reading refresher for grade level children
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  • Lectures 49
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

This is a course teaching beginning English (reading, writing, and spelling) using phonics. This is a comprehensive beginner's course for children who are learning to read or for children who are struggling readers. This course is also ideal for ESL adults, whether you are looking to learn English, improve your reading level or you want to take English classes but lack basic English Skills.

Contents and Overview

This course contains over 7 hours of video lectures. The course is broken down into seven sections with 6 sounds covered in each section. Each section ends with a quiz so you can track your learning! Every lecture has fun activities to make it easier to learn. There is a comprehensive list of materials for you to download that you use throughout the course. A student can go from struggler to achiever in as little as 7 weeks for a beginner and 2 weeks for students just needing a refresher course. The lectures are short so it's easy to stay focused. Spending just 25 to 30 minutes a day should have you on the road to proficiency!

Attention Teachers

Are you an instructor of Adult beginning English and you are having difficulty finding quality material to teach adults that is not geared towards children? If this is your problem this course is your solution.

At the end of my course, students will...

  • know all of the sounds of the English language.
  • begin to read fluently.
  • identify and write the lowercase and uppercase English alphabet.
  • read, spell and write words and simple sentences.
  • read, spell, write and use over 90 high frequency (irregular) words.
  • Improve children's reading several grade levels

ESL adults will also be…

  • ready to take an adult beginning English course

Who should take this course?

  • Adult EFL learners, such as speakers of Chinese, Arabic, or Khmer, who may not be familiar with the Roman alphabet
  • Children who want to learn to read
  • Children who need a reading 'refresher course'
  • Teachers of adult ESL learners struggling to find course materials that are not geared towards children and are for learners completely unfamiliar with the English language,

Who should not take this course?

  • This course is not suitable for small children 4-6 years old, as they may find the material boring
  • Students that already know how to read fluently.

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?

  • A computer or video viewing device
  • Print the materials in section one to use in the course.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn

What are the requirements?

  • no prerequisites

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know all of the sounds of the English Language
  • Begin to read fluently
  • Identify and write the lowercase and uppercase English alphabet
  • Read, spell and write words and simple sentences
  • Read, spell and write over 100 high frequency (irregular) words
  • Improve children's reading several grade levels
  • Ready to take an adult beginning English course

What is the target audience?

  • Adult EFL learners, such as speakers of Chinese, Arabic, or Khmer, who may not be familiar with the Roman alphabet
  • Children who need a reading 'refresher course'
  • Teachers of adult ESL learners struggling to find course materials that are not geared towards children and are for learners completely unfamiliar with the English language
  • This course is not suitable for small children 4-6 years old, they may find the material boring

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to the Course
04:38

Watch this video before you start the course. This video will show you how to use the course, plus all of the materials that you need to be successful can be downloaded here.

Section 2: The Sounds 's, a, t, p, i, n'
03:12

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 's' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Write the 's'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 's' sound.
  • be able to identify the 's' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 's'
03:03

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'a' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Write the 'a'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'a' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'a' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'a'
03:08

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 't' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Write the 't'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 't' sound.
  • be able to identify the 't' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 't'
06:15

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'p' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'p'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'p' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'p' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'p'
05:50

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'i' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'i'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'i' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'i' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'i'
06:17

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'n' sound
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'n'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'n' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'n' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'n'
02:47

1.-6. Listen to the words and decide where the sound indicated is located (at the beginning, middle or end of the word) BME. Select the best letter on Quiz - Part 2 Beginning, Middle or End

7.-10. Spell the words dictated. Write the words on Quiz - Part 2

Part 2 - Beginning, Middle, End and Write the Word
10 questions
Section 3: The Sounds 'c/k, e, h, r, m, d'
06:35

Lecture Activities

  1. Review previous sounds
  2. Introduce the 'c/k' sound.
  3. BME
  4. Sounds to Words Activity
  5. Write the 'c/k'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'c/k' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'c/k' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letters c and k
10:22

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'e' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'e'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'e' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'e' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'e'
10:20

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'h' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'h'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'h' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'h' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'h'
13:19

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'r' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'r'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'r' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'r' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'r'
13:32

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'm' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'm'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'm' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'm' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'm'
11:57

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'd' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'd'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'd' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'd' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'd.'
02:21

1.-10. Listen to the words and decide where the sound indicated is located (at the beginning, middle or end of the word) BME. Select the best letter on Quiz 2 - Part 2 a. B, b. M or c. E

11.-20. Spell the words dictated. Write the words on Quiz 2 - Part 2

10 questions

Listen Lecture 16: Quiz 2 - Part 1 and record your answers here.

Section 4: The Sounds 'g, o, u, l, f, b'
10:48

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'g' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'g'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'g' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'g' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'g.'
11:07

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'o' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'o'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'o' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'o' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'o.'
10:29

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'u' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'u'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'u' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'u' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'u.'
10:43

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'l' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'l'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'l' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'l' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'l.'
10:07

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'f' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'f'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'f' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'f' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'f.'
11:57

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'b' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'b'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'b' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'b' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'b.'
11:53

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'j' sound.
  2. BME
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'j'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'j' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'j' sound in words.
  • be able to write the letter 'j.'
Quiz 3 - Part 1
02:24
10 questions

Watch the lecture Quiz 3 Part 1 and write your answers on paper. Then record your answers in quiz 3 Part 2.

Section 5: The Sounds 'ai, oa, ie, ee, ue'
09:30

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'ai, ay' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'ai, ay'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'ai' sound.
  • be able to identify the ai' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'ai sound.'
09:26

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'oa' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'oa'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'oa' sound.
  • be able to identify the oa' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'oa' sound.
08:25

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'ie' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'ie'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'ie' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'ie' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'ie' sound.
09:31

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'ee' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'ee'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'ee' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'ee' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'ee' sound.
09:43
  • Lecture Activities
    1. Introduce the 'or' sound.
    2. Picture vocabulary
    3. Sounds to Words Activity
    4. Write the 'or'
    At the end of this lesson students will
    • know the 'or' sound.
    • be able to identify the 'or' sound in words.
    • be able to write words with the 'or' sound.
09:24

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'ue' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. Sounds to Words Activity
  4. Write the 'ue'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'ue' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'ue' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'ue' sound.
Quiz 4 - Part 1
03:06
10 questions

Listen to Quiz 4 - Part 1, Copy the answers on a piece of paper and then record your answers on in Quiz 4 - Part 2.

Section 6: The Sounds 'z, w, ng, v, y, x'
03:35
Lecture Activities
  1. Introduce the 'z' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'z'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'z' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'z' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'z' sound.
  • memorize 5 sight words.
03:19

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'w' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 6 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'w'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'w' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'w' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'w' sound.
  • memorize 6 new sight words.
03:01

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'ng' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'ng'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'ng' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'ng' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'ng' sound.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
03:40

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'v' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'v'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'v' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'v' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'v' sound.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
02:33

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'y' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'y'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'y' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'y' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'y' sound.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
03:04

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'x' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'x'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'x' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'x' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'x' sound.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
01:59

Listen to and watch this video, recording your answers on a piece of paper. Then record your answers in Quiz 5.

10 questions

View the lecture Quiz 5 - Part 1. Write your answers on a piece of paper then record your answers here.

Section 7: The Sounds 'oo/oo, ch, sh, th/th'
03:06

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce and compare the two 'oo' sounds.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'oo'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'oo' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'oo' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the two 'oo' sounds.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
02:35

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'ch' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'ch'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'ch' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'ch' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'ch' sound.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
03:10

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'sh' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'sh'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'sh' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'sh' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'sh' sound.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
03:23

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce and compare the two 'th' sounds.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
  4. Write the 'th'
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'th' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'th' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the two 'th' sounds.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
02:30

Listen to and watch this video, recording your answers on a piece of paper. Then record your answers in Quiz 6.

10 questions

Listen to Quiz 6 - Part 1. Write the answers on a piece of paper, then record the answers here.

Section 8: The Sounds 'qu, ou, oi, er, ar'
03:45

Lecture Activities

1. Introduce the 'qu' sound.

2. Picture vocabulary

3. 5 Sight Words Introduced

4. Write the 'qu'

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'qu' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'qu' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'qu' sound.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
03:42

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'ou' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. 5 Sight Words Introduced
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'ou' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'ou' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'ou' sound.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
04:20

Lecture Activities

1. Introduce the 'oi' sound.

2. Picture vocabulary with different spellings.

3. 5 Sight Words Introduced

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'oi' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'oi' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'oi' sound.
  • memorize 5 new sight words.
03:47

Lecture Activities

1. Introduce the 'er' sound.

2. Picture vocabulary with different spellings.

3. Simple sentence introduction using sight words

At the end of this lesson students will

  • know the 'er' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'er' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'er' sound.
  • Begin to write simple sentences.
03:24

Lecture Activities

  1. Introduce the 'ar' sound.
  2. Picture vocabulary
  3. Write simple sentences using sight words
At the end of this lesson students will
  • know the 'ar' sound.
  • be able to identify the 'ar' sound in words.
  • be able to write words with the 'ar' sound.
  • continue to write simple sentences.
01:58

Listen to and watch this video, recording your answers on a piece of paper. Then record your answers in Quiz 7.

5 questions

Write the sentences dictated.

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Instructor Biography

NaShannon Jackson, English Education Guru

I am an American certified teacher with B.A.'s in Elementary and English Language Arts Education with a minor in Fine Arts as well as 15 years of teaching experience. My teaching experiences include instruction via the American Curriculum's Common Core Standards, IB PYP, MYP, IGCSE and the UAE Curriculum. I am also very familiar with the National Curriculum of England and Whales, the Early Years Foundation Stage and the CBSE Indian Curriculums.

I am now freelancing as an education consultant for several companies here in the Emirates, where I write policies and complete applications for proposed new schools in the Emirates including the policies on Staffing and Recruitment, Student Safety and Well Being, Admissions and Attendance, Discipline, Facility and Compliance and the complete writing of the Curriculum Policies conforming with the laws and regulations set forth by Abu Dhabi Education Council, The Knowledge and Human Development Authority, The Ministry of Education and a host of other regulatory government agencies. I also reply to remarks sent by previous providers to ensure new school license attainment. I also visit schools, create action plans and facilitate compliance with the plans and design and implement professional development opportunities for schools and teaching professionals. I have vast experience developing and arranging key performance indicators for schools and ensuring that their goals are attained.

Over the past seven years teaching here in the UAE, I have had the wonderful opportunity to instruct diverse individual learning groups of elementary students, while tutoring countless adults, high school and college students, helping and preparing them for English equivalency exams. I also teach business, general and conversational English.

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