Answer Key: Help Your Child Back to School This Fall

Lesson Plan: How to Ease Your Child’s Return to School

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. surge |sərj| noun a sudden large increase, typically a brief one that happens during an otherwise stable or quiescent period: the firm predicted a 20% surge in sales.
  2. vaccination  |ˌvaksəˈnāSH(ə)n| noun treatment with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculation: vaccination against yellow fever is essential | [count noun] : if you think you need a flu vaccination, check with your doctor.
  3. mandate |ˈmanˌdāt| verb [with object] • require (something) to be done; make mandatory: the government began mandating better car safety.
  4. *fall behind phrasal verb of fall,   fail to keep up with one’s competitors.Britain has fallen behind in the space business.’
  5. peer  |pir|  noun  2 a person of the same age, status, or ability as another specified person: he has incurred much criticism from his academic peers.
  6. ensure |inˈSHo͝orenˈSHo͝or| verb [with object] make certain that (something) shall occur or be the case: [with clause] : the client must ensure that accurate records be kept.
  7. in tandem |ˈtandəm|  in tandem  (phrase) alongside each other; together: a tight fiscal policy working in tandem with a tight foreign exchange policy.
  8. scary |ˈskerē| adjective (scarier, scariest) informal frightening; causing fear: a scary movie.
  9. disruption |disˈrəpSH(ə)n| noun  disturbance or problems that interrupt an event, activity, or process: schedule was planned to minimize disruption | there had been no delays or disruptions to flights.
  10. vulnerable  |ˈvəln(ə)rəb(ə)l| adjective susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm: we were in a vulnerable position | small fish are vulnerable to predators.


New Oxford American Dictionary

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Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage

I –1- challenges

Be prepared for some challenges.

II – 2-masks

Talk to kids about the types of masks.

III – 1- a

Return to a routine.

Reading Comprehension Identify The  Speakers

Dr. Sara Bode, chairwoman-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on School Health.

“As the American Academy of Pediatrics continues to review the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation in schools, it is still recommending in-person education.”

“One of the best ways to level a bumpy road back to in-person schooling is to give children a good sense of what they can expect, and for parents to make clear that they believe a safe return is possible.”

Dr. Grace Black, a general pediatrician affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center.

“First, and most importantly, make sure all family members who are eligible are fully vaccinated.”

Dr. Amy Shriver, a general pediatrician in Des Moines

“As soon as the vaccine is available to kids under 12  it’s important that they get it, too.”

Dr. Danielle Erkoboni, a general pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“Tell your child that the vaccines are safe and effective, and that using them in tandem with masks is the best way to keep everyone safe.”