What is extensive reading? reading lots of different texts reading a variety of texts reading for pleasure reading without a task, a test or a set of exercises reading for gist reading for information just plain reading Which definition do you prefer? Why?
make reading a topic of conversation weave it into your classroom activities take your book/s into class talk about reading – and not reading talk about reading in L1 … and L2 talk about listening to music & reading lyrics talk about watching videos & reading subtitles (encouragement)
peers as role models … keeping a log book [grodt1987 on flickr]
a shift in perspective … a shift in perspective … [MelvinSchlubman on flickr]
Extensive reading in the classroom? Extensive reading in the classroom? follow-up from discussions, conversations extracts opening paragraphs page 99 short stories DEAR * reader response codes
decisions, decisions … Choice? Variety? Level? Pace? Plan A: everyone reads the same book Plan B: everyone reads a different book What kind of book? graded readers or authentic? original or adapted? early readers? reluctant readers? in print? online? Students buy a book each? School library? Book box/bag?
some classroom activities … some classroom activities … Ross Elliott on flickr
Before reading: book covers blurbs opening paragraph page 99 … After reading: character profile different place and time interviews (characters, authors …) role plays...
References and links Owl Hall Macmillan readers Literature collections collections collections Tips for using graded readers in class A blog post on using reader response codes https://cerij.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/reader-response-codes/ https://cerij.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/reader-response-codes/ An article by Philip Prowse on the basic principles of extensive reading An article by Alan Maley on the benefits of extensive reading with an extensive bibliography why-it-good-our-students%E2%80%A6-us contact me: blog
Wednesday 9th: : CERI JONES: Getting the reading habit : DAVE SPENCER: How to teach secondary classes (without losing your sanity in the process) : VAUGHAN JONES: Class Scribe and other ways of recycling vocabulary blog