ESL Beginner Nonfiction -- A Ghost School. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.

ESL Beginner Nonfiction -- A Ghost School. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.
ESL Beginner Nonfiction -- A Ghost School. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.
ESL Beginner Nonfiction -- A Ghost School. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.
ESL Beginner Nonfiction -- A Ghost School. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.
ESL Beginner Nonfiction -- A Ghost School. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.
ESL Beginner Nonfiction -- A Ghost School. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.
ESL Beginner Nonfiction -- A Ghost School. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.
ESL Beginner Nonfiction -- A Ghost School. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.
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Beginner English language learners are crying out for stimulating texts to develop their reading and language skills. These texts are hard to find. 

This story is part of a collection of high interest material specifically designed for ENL, ELL and ESL students. It is short (140 words), yet contains meaningful content and exciting activities that are sure to provoke discussion.


Each story and nonfiction article in the series uses vocabulary from at least one section of the Oxford Picture Dictionary. If you have access to the dictionary, the text pairs with it, enabling you to easily create a short unit of vocabulary work and reading. If you do not have access to the dictionary the text and activities can stand alone. 

The series of texts introduces literary elements, reading skills, grammar and vocabulary.

This Article

It starts with a mystery -- a description of an empty classroom using vocabulary from A School and the Classroom section of The Oxford Picture Dictionary. Then it asks: "why is the classroom empty?" The answer is it was abandoned during the Chernobyl disaster.

The four-sided handout can be copied for your class. The image can be displayed on a screen, if you have one.

You get:

  • A four page handout for students.
  • Activities based on the reading.
  • Ideas for teachers — what to do before reading, during reading and after reading, including suggested aims.
  • Two grids for retelling the story as a comic.
  • A portrait frame (to teach character) with text detail boxes.
  • A t-chart to compare the classroom in the story with your classroom.
  • A setting film strip to teach setting.
  • An answer key.

Further details:

Oxford Picture Dictionary correspondence = The Classroom, School.

Grammar = To be, past tense.

ELA = Nonfiction, questioning

Grades = 4+

ENL Level = Beginner

Estimated length = 40 minutes to multiple hours (depending on how many of the extra handouts are used, such as the comic grid.)

Answer key included.

Please note: this product can be used alongside The Oxford Picture Dictionary, but is in no way associated with or endorsed by Oxford University Press.

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