ESL Curious George Class Discussion Topics

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

If you are reading H.A. Rey's 'Curious George' with ESL students, you can have many interesting group discussions. This lesson will help you and your students get as much as you can out of discussions of the text.

Discussing Curious George

Are you a teacher who works with students for whom English is not the first language? If so, then you know that your students might approach literature differently from native English speakers. Not only is vocabulary sometimes unfamiliar, but cultural ideas and norms might be new to your students.

The children's series about the little monkey named Curious George is a popular one; it has been spun off into beloved television cartoons, numerous short books and even toys. By helping ESL students access Curious George, the first book in the series, you can offer them insight into a cultural phenomenon.

Accessing Curious George is not necessarily easy, though, and it can help to have some discussion topics to get you started. The topics in this lesson will help your ESL students consider the text.

Topics About Characters

This section offers topics dealing with the specific characters in the text.

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