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Because of the topic of this reading comprehension and vocabulary activity, it would probably be best used with adults in an ESL class. The 10 question reading activity, which focuses on vocabulary involving renting an apartment, could also be used with upper elementary and older students as a reading comprehension activity.
Set the stage for authentic communication by facilitating an activity about housing issues. Kinesthetic learners (or antsy teens) move to areas in the room marked agree, disagree, and unsure to take a stand on seven value statements about housing and poverty. As learners explain their points of view, classmates can move if their opinions change. Apply this model to other issues during the year to promote purposeful speaking and listening and to build community.
The shadow market, sounds suspicious. To determine what the shadow market is and how the absence or presence of rent-controlled units impacts the cost of housing, learners plot data on bar charts. This is a full and complete lesson, well thought through, and worth a click of the mouse.
Buy a house most high schoolers can't even drive! Your're never to young to start thinking about the future or to put economic and financial reasoning skills to work. Learners explore factors that they need to consider when buying or renting a house. They visit web sites, complete activities, and determine the money needed to live the life they want.
Students identify various housing options, focusing on rental vs. purchase and short vs. long term. With a partner, students discuss their housing situation. Once their discussion is complete, students write a brief paragraph weighing the pros and cons of their housing situation.
Students discuss their housing options and factors which affect housing costs. Using the newspaper as a resource, students compare and contrast the prices of housing options. Working with partners, students compare and contrast their housing situations. This lesson is intended for students acquiring English.
Young scholars analyze House on Mango Street. In this House on Mango Street lesson plan, students complete a pre-reading activity for vignettes from the story. Young scholars follow with lessons about self definition and identity, friendships, neighborhoods, and homes, and freedom and entrapment.