Real Easy Reading
What is Real Easy Reading?
 Real Easy Reading is a three-book reading series designed for young EFL students
(elementary ...
Key Features:
o 3 level series with wide variety of topics & activities
o 12 units per book
o 4 pages per lesson unit
o Re...
What makes this
series special?
1. Nonfiction/Academic Reading:
learning about topics through
English
2. Appeal to student...
Why Nonfiction?
• Appeal of new topics
• A reason to use English - communicate new
information
• Motivation - students may...
Components
Student book
Workbook (insert)
Downloadable review tests
Magic Theater: mini plays
Student Book
• 4 parts
• 3 units per
part
• Review game
Unit Walk Through
Unit Walk Through
Unit Walk Through
Unit Walk Through
Reading Passages
• RER1 - FK 0.5-2.0, 40-50 words
• RER2 - FK 2.0 -4.0, 50-60 words
• RER3 - FK 4.0- 6.0...
Unit Walk Through
Unit Walk Through
Reading and Writing Skills
o Error correction
o Choosing the correct
word
o Matching activities
o Senten...
Workbook
•Vocabulary
review
•Listening
activity
Workbook
•Sentence
completion
•Idiom
review
Recommended Classroom Hours
• 1. Textbook only:
1 unit – 2 x 50-minute lessons
• 2. Textbook teaching with extension activ...
Magic Theater
• Fictional mini-plays based on themes and
vocabulary presented in the units
• Review function
• Each play r...
Teacher’s Guide
• Section-by-section ideas for
each page in a unit
• Supplementary and
extension activities
• See sample W...
Teacher’s Guide
New Words
Talk about the pictures with the students. Have the
students write the new words.
Extension: Bac...
Teacher’s Guide
Teacher Zone—Supplementary Activities
(These activities can be done at any stage of the lesson.)
Activity ...
Summary
Real Easy Reading provides
• An engaging approach to nonfiction topics
• Ample review
• Skill building
• Support f...
Reference materials
• http://www.academicjournals.org/ERR/PDF/Pdf%202010/June/Chaaya%2
0and%20Ghosn.pdf
• http://eclkc.ohs...
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  1. 1. Real Easy Reading
  2. 2. What is Real Easy Reading?  Real Easy Reading is a three-book reading series designed for young EFL students (elementary school).  Real Easy Reading is designed to prepare young learners of English for the demands of academic, non-fiction reading. It presents the skills needed to read effectively through a range of Interesting topics.  A workbook provides additional practice of language studied in the student book.  A variety of activities in each student book works to develop students’ writing skills with an engaging and fun means.
  3. 3. Key Features: o 3 level series with wide variety of topics & activities o 12 units per book o 4 pages per lesson unit o Review games o Designed for EFL students o Reading/Writing skills practiced with graphic organizers o Reading passages with pre- and post-reading exercises o Speaking activities o Student workbook o Free downloadable supplements including Answer Keys, Teacher’s Guide, & audio files o Free vocabulary application www.compasspub.com/WO
  4. 4. What makes this series special? 1. Nonfiction/Academic Reading: learning about topics through English 2. Appeal to students who may not be intrinsically motivated by English 3. Skill development
  5. 5. Why Nonfiction? • Appeal of new topics • A reason to use English - communicate new information • Motivation - students may be eager to share their background knowledge • Develop skills that will be useful at later stages in educational career
  6. 6. Components Student book Workbook (insert) Downloadable review tests Magic Theater: mini plays
  7. 7. Student Book • 4 parts • 3 units per part • Review game
  8. 8. Unit Walk Through
  9. 9. Unit Walk Through
  10. 10. Unit Walk Through
  11. 11. Unit Walk Through Reading Passages • RER1 - FK 0.5-2.0, 40-50 words • RER2 - FK 2.0 -4.0, 50-60 words • RER3 - FK 4.0- 6.0, most of the passages around 5.5, 60-70 word • Audio available for each reading passage
  12. 12. Unit Walk Through
  13. 13. Unit Walk Through Reading and Writing Skills o Error correction o Choosing the correct word o Matching activities o Sentence completion/gap fill o Test understanding of the unit topic • Speaking • Prompts and pictures • Based on vocabulary and language in the Reading Passage
  14. 14. Workbook •Vocabulary review •Listening activity
  15. 15. Workbook •Sentence completion •Idiom review
  16. 16. Recommended Classroom Hours • 1. Textbook only: 1 unit – 2 x 50-minute lessons • 2. Textbook teaching with extension activities: 1 unit – 3 x 50-minute lessons
  17. 17. Magic Theater • Fictional mini-plays based on themes and vocabulary presented in the units • Review function • Each play reviews the vocabulary and language of one Part (3 units) • Discussion and comprehension questions available in online teaching materials • Students could perform the plays or write their own
  18. 18. Teacher’s Guide • Section-by-section ideas for each page in a unit • Supplementary and extension activities • See sample Warm Up (Book 2 Unit 1 looks at how some trees lose their leaves in fall, while others don’t.) Warm Up Ask the students what trees they can see near their school and homes. Ask the class what color leaves they like best. Leaf Facts ★ The Canadian flag shows a maple tree leaf. ★ The leaves of the henna plant can be used to give hair red highlights. Direct the student’s attention to the picture in the student’s book. Talk about the discussion questions in the book with them. Additional Picture Discussion Questions: 1. In which season do you think trees look the most beautiful? 2. What is your favorite kind of tree? 3. What kinds of things can we make with leaves?
  19. 19. Teacher’s Guide New Words Talk about the pictures with the students. Have the students write the new words. Extension: Back to the Board - Divide your students into two or three groups, or more in a large class. One volunteer from each group sits in a chair with their backs to the board, facing their group. The teacher should write a word on the board so that the volunteer can't see the word. Each group must give hints to their volunteer so that their volunteer can guess the word. The first student to guess the word gets a point for their team. ______________________________________ Listening Have the students follow the text in the book as they listen to the recording. Variation: Stop the recording before the last word in each sentence. Get the students to shout out the missing word. Dictionary Have the students write the missing words and underline them in the reading passage. After Reading Look at the reading comprehension questions with the students. Have them answer the questions alone or with a partner. Alternatively, answer them together as a whole class. Idiom Draw the students’ attention to the idiom at the bottom of the page: He turned over a new leaf. Using the definition in the book, explain the meaning. Ask the students if this idiom has a positive meaning or a negative meaning. Ask the students if they or anyone they know has ever turned over a new leaf. __________________________________________ Reading Skills Have the students work alone or with a partner. Speaking Have the students work in pairs or small groups. If your students are capable, extend the activity by having them asking additional questions using their own ideas.
  20. 20. Teacher’s Guide Teacher Zone—Supplementary Activities (These activities can be done at any stage of the lesson.) Activity 1—Leaf Poetry Have the students write 3 sentences about why they like fall. Then have each student draw and cut out a large leaf. Students should write their poem on the leaf. The teacher can stick the poems around the classroom or draw a tree with branches and stick each poem leaf onto the tree. Activity 2—Class Discussion 1. Why do leaves change color in fall? (In the winter the leaves don’t produce food. The green color disappears and the red and orange colors show instead.) 2. What is your favorite thing to do in fall? 3. Do you ever go hiking in the fall? 4. Which tree has the prettiest leaves? 5. What are some tasty foods we can eat in the fall? (E.g. pumpkin, squash, corn) Further Research—Website Recommendations • http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/leaves.html • http://www.kidzone.ws/plants/index.htm (provided at the end of each unit)
  21. 21. Summary Real Easy Reading provides • An engaging approach to nonfiction topics • Ample review • Skill building • Support for teachers • Supplementary materials www.compasspub.com
  22. 22. Reference materials • http://www.academicjournals.org/ERR/PDF/Pdf%202010/June/Chaaya%2 0and%20Ghosn.pdf • http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/cultural- linguistic/Dual%20Language%20Learners/ecd/language_development/Pos itionPaperon.htm
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