II. While Reading Activities
- illustrated |ˈiləˌstrādəd| adjective (of a book, newspaper, etc.) containing pictures or other graphical material: an illustrated collection of poems.
- typical |ˈtipik(ə)l| adjective —having the distinctive qualities of a particular type of person or thing: a typical day | a typical example of 1930s art deco | typical symptoms.
- hybrid |ˈhīˌbrid| noun 2 a thing made by combining two different elements; a mixture: the final text is a hybrid of the stage play and the film.
- coronavirus |kəˈrōnəˌvīrəs| noun Medicine – any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals.
- conflicting |kənˈfliktiNG| adjective incompatible or at variance; contradictory: there are conflicting accounts of what occurred.
- adopt |əˈdäpt| verb [with object] take up or start to use or follow (an idea, method, or course of action): this approach has been adopted by many big banks.
- proximity |präkˈsimədē| noun- nearness in space, time, or relationship: do not operate microphones in close proximity to television sets.
- logistical |ləˈjistikəl| adjective -relating to or involving organization and planning: logistical problems | setting up the machinery was a logistical challenge.
- alternative |ôlˈtərnədiv| nounone of two or more available possibilities: audiocassettes are an interesting alternative to reading | she had no alternative but to break the law.
- symptom |ˈsim(p)təm| noun Medicine a physical or mental feature that is regarded as indicating a condition of disease, particularly such a feature that is apparent to the patient: dental problems may be a symptom of other illness.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage
I – 1-like
Kindergarten students like to share finger paints.
II -1 – schools
Some schools are determined to go five days a week.
III – 3 – schools
Some schools will hire monitors to check students’ symptoms before they board the bus.
Reading Comprehension Fill-ins
Young children may be the hardest to keep apart, given their frenetic energy, need for hands-on play and affectionate nature. And most guidelines acknowledge that it is not realistic to expect them to wear masks all day.
Many schools will try to keep students in pods by limiting class sizes to about 12 students and by reducing interaction between classrooms. That way, they can avoid shutting down entirely if a single pod has a positive case.