Active reading refers to the assumption that reading is an active meaning-building process.
So Reading is not a passive skill because it demands participation on the part of the reader : Assimilate information Follow instructions Perceive meanings Make inferences The mixture of feelings and emotions (when reading) brings our emotions into action Other Extensive reading is a way of language learning, including foreign language learning, through large amounts of reading.
1. (Texts are often rich Multiple layers of meaning They can be effectively mined for discussions and sharing feelings or opinions. which can occur in literary texts)
2. sophisticated or non standard examples of language
students more aware of the norms of language use (Widdowson, 1975 quoted by Lazar 1993).
examine values in literary texts
develop attitudes towards them.
values and attitudes relate to the world outside the classroom.
to make L2 literature accessible and enjoyable graded readers can accommodate almost any level of learner encourages learners to take some responsibility for their learning and to develop good English reading habits it is easy to do out of class incorporates a content-based approach to language learning) benefits cited in the literature include increase in: proficiency, general knowledge, enjoyment, motivation, development of the reading skills
2. the importance of going beyond the commonly used comprehension activities in order to produce creative responses to the texts already read
Different ideas to wish happy birthday Writing notebooks ( traveling diaries, thoghts, dreams… )
It does not mean you are irrelevant, The things you have been doing are important and value. We just do it differently now . The basic concepts you’ve taught are still there . They’re just being taught differently What we’ve taught values but writing is being taught differently now - not that I depsise habdwriting at all but electronic writing is a reality 2 & 3 : It’s a realuty and electronic writing facilitates collaboration ( SS can write together ) easier when it had only pencil and papaer
Word doc, penzu, livetyping ....
Integretaing Reading and Creative Writing
• Basic concepts – key words
• Reading: active x extensive
• Literature and Reasons why we should use
literature in the classroom
• Creative writing
• Integrating literature and creative writing
• A lesson plan
“The best way to improve your knowledge
of a foreign language is to go and live
among its speakers. The next best way is
to read extensively in it”
‘Readers' are books that have had the language
level simplified to help second language
learners read them. They are made to cater for
all levels from beginners through to advance
Why Extensive Graded Reading ? (the use of
1. L2 literature accessible and enjoyable
2. For any level of learner
3. Develops good English reading habits
4. Easy to do out of class
5. Incorporates a content-based approach to
6. Lots of other benefits
“ A mind that is stretched to a new idea
never returns to its original dimension”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
THE NEW ERA FACTS
1. Writing has been reinvented
2. Notebooks, notecards, and other
types of writing are now electronic
3. With electronic apps and webtools , it’s
easier for students to write together
• illustations : Infographics
• graphic organizers : Mind mapping
• paper : E-paper / E-books
• notecards : Social bookmarking
• notetaking : digital notebooks
• word processors :web tools / cloud writing apps
• group reports : wikis and website builders
(Vicki A. Davis 2014 Reinventing Writing: Kindle Edition)
Of Mice and Men
• Level: Upper intermediate 1
• Students’ age: 15 – 16 y/o
• Number of SS : 12
• Students work in groups of three to
produce writing and present orally
• Time spent: A month between the reading
of the book and the production of the
1. students to read the first part of the introduction.
Make sure they understand that there was trouble in
a town called Weed.
2. Ask them to think about what happened.
• Lennie killed someone. Lennie hurt someone.
• Lennie took money from a bank.
• Lennie took money from someone.
• Lennie got into trouble with a girl.
• Lennie started a fire.
Working on vocabulary
Warmer: Word poem , for example
A handout with some words and expressions such as
Farmhand, riverbank, throws it away. “living off the fat of the land, ”
Ask students to find things in the pictures in the book. Then get them
to make a list of five other things they can see in the pictures.
Get feedback from the whole class and then have a class
discussion: What is going to happen in the story?
• Two weeks to read the book
• Questions and discussion forum on
Edmodo (www.edmodo.com ) whenever
they want to
• Teacher is free to interact with the
Instructions posted on Edmodo
A collaborative writing on the plot
A poster on Smore (www.smore.com)
• A chain story about the book Groups of 3
• Two suggestions:
– WORD http://pt.scribd.com/doc/236180655/OF-
– Livetyping http://livetyping.com/893079
• Students suggested to divide into chapters
• Each one wrote a certain number of chapters
• Sense of achievment
• Four skills
• Cultural awreness
• Vocabulary acquisition