II. While Reading Activities
- compassionate |kəmˈpaSHənət| adjective feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.
- hover |ˈhəvər| verb [no object] (of a person) wait or linger close at hand in a tentative or uncertain manner: she hovered anxiously in the background.
- document verb /ˈdäkyəˌment/ record (something) in written, photographic, or other form.“the photographer spent years documenting the lives of miners”
- anxious |ˈaNG(k)SHəs| adjective 1 experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome: she was extremely anxious about her exams.
- goal |ɡōl| noun 2 the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result: going to law school has become the most important goal in his life.
- process |ˈpräˌsesˈprōˌses| noun 1 a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end: military operations could jeopardize the peace process.
- synonymous |səˈnänəməs| adjective (of a word or phrase) having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language: aggression is often taken as synonymous with violence.
- expectation |ˌekspekˈtāSH(ə)n| noun a belief that someone will or should achieve something: students had high expectations for their future.
- engage |inˈɡājenˈɡāj| verb 1 [with object] occupy, attract, or involve (someone’s interest or attention): he plowed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton’s attention.
- assessment |əˈsesmənt| nounthe evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something: the assessment of educational needs he made a rapid assessment of the situation | assessments of market value.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage
I – 3- the
Parents hover over the computer with their children.
II – 2 – members
Faculty members are asked to focus on what their students still need to learn.
It’s important for parents to engage their kids in the learning process.
Reading Comprehension Fill-ins
Understanding the expected outcomes for your child’s grade can be helpful in a couple ways. First, it allows you to relax a bit knowing that your school has a focused plan for your child’s development. It also gives you a checklist by which to measure your child’s success.
By understanding the learning expectations, parents gain a sense of organization and control over an otherwise uncontrollable situation.