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EL Civics for ESL Students

Read Aloud Worksheets

Reading aloud encourages students to practice their oral and pronunciation skills. It's best for teachers to read the stories to the class just before and immediately after passing out the papers. Students can be paired or put in small groups to practice reading passages out loud to each other. Volunteers can demonstrate their skills by reading out loud in front of the class. Estimated lesson time: 20 minutes.

Speaking Exercises for Pair Practice

Anniversary Dinner - Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are celebrating their anniversary.

Apartments - Apartment buildings have many apartments. It is expensive to rent an apartment.

Apartment Hunting - Victor and his wife are looking to rent an apartment.

Birthday Cakes - Birthday cakes come in many flavors. They have candles on them.

Birthday Party Game - Here's how to play Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

Boats - It is relaxing to ride in a boat but some people get seasick.

Bookstores - Bookstores sell books. The books are on bookshelves or in bookcases.

Bus Stop - Kathy starts a new job today, but her bus is late.

Public Buses - Save money and take the public bus. It's easy to do.

Carpets - Carpet is sold by the square foot or square yard.

Checking Account - Mr. Nguyen is withdrawing $50 from his checking account.

Christmas Cookies - Sugar cookies are popular in December.

Community College - Two year colleges are more affordable than universities.

Computer Skills - After ESL students learn English, they might want to take computer classes.

Driver's Permit - Cathy's mom is teaching her how to drive a car.

Employment - Electricion - Employment - Hector goes to school to become an electrician.

Employment - Janitors - Michael is a janitor at a school.

Environment - Foam Cups - Foam cups are bad for the environment.

Environment - Recycling Cans and Bottles - Recycle cans and bottles and make money.

Family Tradition - Pizza night is a Friday family tradition for the Jackson family.

Father's Day Gifts - Gift suggestions for dad.

Flag Day - June 14 is Flag Day. People and businesses display the flag.

Football Fans - Football fans wear their favorite team's T-shirts and caps.

Funerals Are Sad - How to honor those who passed away by attending a funeral.

Garage Sale of Household Items - It's fun to have a garage sale and make money.

Gas Bill - Gas bills are usually higher during the winter.

Grocery Coupons - The Sunday newspaper has a many food coupons.

Halloween Story About Friendly Ghosts - Fun Halloween story about friendly ghosts.

Healthy Breakfast - Mr. and Mrs. Jones are on a diet.

Health - A Lost Hiker - A hiker goes for a hike and gets lost while following a beautiful bird.

Healthy Food - Florence prepares healthy meals for her children.

Holiday BBQ - Summer holidays are a great time to BBQ outside.

Holidays - Trick-or-Treating Read Aloud Short Story - Mai passes out candy to the kids on Halloween.

Homelessness - Should people give money to the homeless? Do you?

Housing - Paul Cuts the Grass - Paul is proud of his front yard.

Housing - A Two-Story House - Image and description of a two-story house with furniture.

Irons - Irons have four or more temperature settings.

Job Interview - Dora goes on a job interview to be a secretary.

Kindergarten - Children start kindergarten when they are five years old.

Kitchen Sinks - Call a plumber if your kitchen sink is leaking.

Laptop Computers - Laptop computers are small and lightweight.

Laundry Detergent - Cesar put too much laundry soap in the washing machine.

Letter Writing - Everyone likes to get a letter from a relative or friend.

Memorial Day - The last Monday in May is Memorial Day.

Middle School - Middle school students are in the 5th to 9th grades.

Movie Theaters - It's fun to go to the movies. I like spy movies the best.

New York City - NYC is the most populated city in the USA. It is located in New York.

Positive Comments - List of positive comments like congratulations and great job. Say something nice today!

Pushpins - Teachers use pushpins to hang up calendars, memos, and students' work.

Seasons - A Fall Hayride - Autumn is a great time for an old-fashioned hayride in the country.

Setting a Table - Explains how to set a table with plates, silverware, glasses, and cups.

Scissors - Scissors are used to cut paper, cloth, hair, and ribbons.

Spring Rain - We wear rain hats, raincoats, and boots when it rains.

Sympathetic Phrases - "I'm sorry this happened to you." "Maybe tomorrow will be better."

Time Change - We turn our clocks forward in spring and back in fall.

Tooth Fairy - When children lose a tooth they put it under their pillows.

Trick or Treating - Children go trick-or-treating on Halloween. People give them candy.

Tree House - Tree houses are built in trees. They have only one room.

Tuxedos and Wedding Gowns - Couples wear special clothes during wedding ceremonies.

Veterinarians - Vets help sick animals get better.

Volcanoes - Volcanoes can erupt and send hot lava and ash into the air. Simple geography lesson.