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  • 1. MACMILLAN
    Macmillan Teacher Training
    Making Things Better for You!
    Patrick Hafenstein Canton September 2011
  • 2. MACMILLAN
    Publishing Company
    Making Things Better for You!
    Working for a Foreign Publisher
  • 3. Who’s this?
    MACMILLAN
    Author
    of 5 books
    Examiner
    of 4 Exams
    Helped
    100,000+
    students get
    an o/s
    Masters
    Trained
    11,000+
    teachers in
    11 countries
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 4. Hot Spot
    Capture the imagination of younger teenagers
  • 5. MACMILLAN
    Reading Agenda
    Essential Reading Philosophy
    Before, While, After Reading Activities
    Top Down vs. Bottom Up
    Intensive vs. Extensive
    Reading Comprehension vs. Skills & Strategies
    Dictionary Skills
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 6. MACMILLAN
    Which is the most decisive factor in determining the success of a reading class?
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  • 12. MACMILLAN
    Interesting topics…
    Are relevant to students’ lives (age appropriate)
    Provide new information (innate curiosity)
    Provoke an emotional response (develop imagination)
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 13. MACMILLAN
    How do you teach reading?
    Intensive vs. Extensive
    Top Down vs. Bottom Up
    Skills & Strategies vs. Comprehension
    Before, During & After Reading Activities
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 14. MACMILLAN
    Pre-Reading
    Open up to page 96 & start reading
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  • 15. 1. Activating Schema
    MACMILLAN
    Brainstorming
    Discussion Questions
    Input
    Drawings
    Freewriting
    Background info as quizzes.
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  • 16. 3. Text Prediction
    MACMILLAN
    • Key Word Guess
    • 17. Key Word Story
    School
    Shoes/slippers
    Lesson/bow/ questions
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  • 18. MACMILLAN
    While Reading
    Read and Answer the Questions
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  • 19. During Reading Exercises
    MACMILLAN
    Step 1: Shared Reading
    Key Words Identifying
    • Sports Equipment –clap
    • 20. Permission - stomp
    • 21. Obligation - click
    Key Word Stop
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  • 22. During Reading Exercises
    MACMILLAN
    Step 2: Guided Reading
    Speedy Turn-taking
    Emotional Reading
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  • 23. MACMILLAN
    After Reading
    Check your answers with your partner
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  • 24. After Reading Exercises
    MACMILLAN
    Vocabulary Development
    Integrated Speaking/ Writing
    Grammar in Context
    Task-based Activities/ Project Work
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  • 25. MACMILLAN
    Top Down vs. Bottom Up
    What’s the difference?
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  • 26. Top Down vs. Bottom Up
    MACMILLAN
    Bottom Up
    Paying close attention to the language, especially syntax and cohesion to understand difficult text.
    Top Down
    Activating all prior knowledge about topic & text type, then skimming to get a rough idea of content & structure.
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  • 27. Top Down vs. Bottom Up
    MACMILLAN
    Which process comes first?
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  • 28. Top Down
    MACMILLAN
    Step 1: What comes next?
    Step 2: Summarising
    Step 3: Underline the unfamiliar words
    Step 4: What questions is the text trying to answer?
    Step 5: Check questions have been answered
    Step 6: Bottom up processing
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  • 29. Bottom Up Processing
    MACMILLAN
    The Nation Approach
    • Identify what the cohesive elements refer to.
    • 30. Remove coordinating conjunctions & rewrite as 2 sentences.
    • 31. Find nouns & remove any items following them which are part of the same noun group.
    • 32. Find verbs & decide who/what does what
    • 33. Find participle, infinitive or prepositional clauses & decide who/what does what
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  • 34. MACMILLAN
    Intensive vs. Extensive
    What’s the difference?
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  • 35. Extensive vs. Intensive Reading
    MACMILLAN
    Extensive
    Reading large quantities of material or long texts for global or general understanding with the intention of gaining pleasure from the text.
    Intensive
    Reading a text in detail with the intent to understand all structures, lexis and text organisation and at the same time developing reading skills.
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  • 36. Benefits of Extensive Reading…
    MACMILLAN
    When (second language
    learners)read for pleasure,
    they can continue to
    improve in their second
    language without classes,
    without teachers, without
    study & even without
    people to converse with.
    (Krashen 1993 p.84)
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  • 37. Benefits of Extensive Reading…
    MACMILLAN
    Pupils developed a wider
    active & passive vocabulary.
    They used more varied sentence
    structure & were better at
    spotting & correcting grammatical
    mistakes in their writing &
    speaking. They showed an
    overall improvement in writing
    skills & increased confidence &
    fluency in speaking. (Davis1995 p.330)
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  • 38. Reading for Pleasure
    MACMILLAN
    As a teacher, your role is to MOTIVATE students to read and this is the most challenging part of Extensive Reading
    Although there are many benefits of reading, that does not mean students will read.
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  • 39. 7 Stories of Mystery & Horror
    A priceless Egyptian statuette is stolen
    A Rich Man & A Poor Man
    This story has been made into many plays, films & movies
    A Romance on a Rainy Day
    A
    B
    C
    D
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  • 40. MACMILLAN
    Reading Comprehension vs. Reading Skills & Strategies
    What’s the difference?
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  • 41. Comprehension vs. Skills & Strategies
    MACMILLAN
    Reading Skills & Strategies
    Training students to be more effective readers by teaching them to infer meaning, guess vocab from context, distinguishing key points, etc.
    Reading Comprehension
    To check learners’ understanding of a text typically through multiple choice questions, true/false statements, wh-questions, gap fills, etc.
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 42. Hot Spot
    Capture the imagination of younger teenagers
  • 43. Overview
    ‘Inbetweenies’ (10 > 14)
    42 core teaching hours per level
    Communicative yet traditional approach
    Provides a focus on UK
    Culturally rich content
    Theme based modules (7) (3x2 ~ double pp), plus Integrated skills, Review, Extra!
    Transparent grammar syllabus
    Personalisation
    Practice
  • 44. USP’s
    Learner autonomy ~ ‘check your English’
    Pronunciation help ~ various activities
    Integrated skills with cross-cultural focus
    ‘Groovy/funky’ characters ~ interest/remember
    Learning diaries ~ AB
    Grammar explanations/wordlists (SB)
    Mixed ability/Dyslexia tips (TB)
  • 45. Motivation
    Fun approach with lots of humour
    Engaging characters to capture the interest of teenagers
  • 46. Grammar
    Grammar is practised through fun tasks in the context of the lesson
    Additional grammar practice in an illustrated reference section at the back of the SB
  • 47. Structure
    Clear structure and signposting to help guide teachers
  • 48. Reading practice
    Extra reading practice is offered at the higher levels in the form of an excerpt from a famous story
  • 49. Personalisation
    Communicative practice with lots of controlled personalised practice to build confidence for students
  • 50. Skills integration
    The integrated skills lesson has a cross-cultural focus
  • 51. Fun!
    Songs and raps found in every unit
    Lyrics at the back of the Student’s Book
    Lower levels created specifically
    Higher levels > known
  • 52. Teacher’s Book
    Full colour and interleaved with the Student’s Book pages
    Strong teacher training element with methodology tips throughout
    Dyslexia tips to help students with dyslexia and learning difficulties
  • 53. Teacher’s Book
    Extra ideas for teaching mixed-ability classes
    Includes photocopiable worksheets for pair and group work
    Editable Test CD-ROM included with every Teacher’s Book
  • 54. Other components
    Activity Book includes:
    A complete story
    Extension and extra practice activities for mixed ability classes
    Learning Diary
    Student’s Book includes:
    CD-ROM with additional practice and interactive games
    Class audio
    Teacher’s Website:
    www.macmillanenglish.com/HotSpot