Answer Key: Home Schooling won’t Kill your kids…Covid-19 Might

Lesson Plan: Home Schooling won’t Kill your kids…Covid-19 Might

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. repercussions |ˌrēpərˈkəSHənˌrepərˈkəSHən| noun  (usually repercussions) an unintended consequence occurring some time after an event or action, especially an unwelcome one: the move would have grave repercussions for the entire region.
  2. *virtual learning A virtual learning environment in educational technology is a Web-based platform for the digital aspects of courses of study, usually within educational institutions. They present resources, activities and interactions within a course structure and provide for the different stages of assessment.
  3. crisis |ˈkrīsis| noun (plural crises |-ˌsēz| ) a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger: the current economic crisis | a family in crisis | a crisis of semiliteracy among high school graduates.
  4. diminished  |dəˈminiSHt| adjective made smaller or less: a diminished role for local government.
  5. imperative  |əmˈperədiv| adjective  of vital importance; crucial: immediate action was imperative | [with clause] : it is imperative that standards be maintained.
  6. remote rəˈmōt| adjective (remoter, remotest)  (of a place) situated far from the main centers of population; distant: a remote Oregon valley | I’d chosen a spot that looked as remote from any road as possible.
  7. adequate |ˈadəkwət| adjective -satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity: this office is perfectly adequate for my needs | the law is adequate to deal with the problem | adequate resources and funding.
  8. Carrier-   |ˈkerēər|  – noun a person or animal that transmits a disease-causing organism to others. Typically, the carrier suffers no symptoms of the disease: the black rat, best known as carrier of bubonic plague.
  9. grant  |ɡrant| verb [with two objects] agree to give or allow (something requested) to: a letter granting them permission to smoke.
  10. administrative |ədˈminəˌstrādivədˈminiˌstrədiv| adjective relating to the running of a business, organization, etc.: administrative problems | administrative staff.



New Oxford American Dictionary

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage

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I love my job. It is my calling.


My kid only had one hour of remote learning.


I worry about many students who have unstable homes.


Reading Comprehension: Identify The  Speakers

  1. Alan, Massachusetts: “I’m the parent of a 12-year-old. Her experience with remote learning was adequate at best.”
  2. DK, New Jersey:“Teachers should take the proper precautions (masks and sanitizer) and come to school to teach.”
  3. Anna B, Westchester, N.Y: “Tell me how each child is going to have her own supplies for the day as shared supplies are no longer an option. No more Legos, no more books.”
  4. Carolyn, Princeton, N.J.:“Give remote learning another chance. You can’t expect students to learn if they aren’t even required to show up.”
  5. Nikki G., Pahrump, Nev.: “Parents need to step up and step in to educate their kids.”
  6. Mike L, South Carolina:“It’s fairly obvious to most people that you cannot open schools in high-rate Covid areas like South Florida. The kids will be fine, it’s the adults that need to get their act together.” —
  7. Molly B., Pittsburgh: “The risk to the health of the children appears to be minimal; severe illness is very rare. In balancing that risk against the real risks of abuse, isolation and neglect, I strongly believe it is better for us to return to school.”