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The reading habit

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The reading habit

  1. 1. Acquiring the reading habit
  2. 2. 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 readingWhich definition do you prefer? Why?
  3. 3. So what’s the big deal?
  4. 4. The basicsvarietychoiceeasepaceencouragementrole modelsNO tests or exercises
  5. 5. The teacher as reader (role models)
  6. 6. Make reading a topic of conversationweave it into your classroom activities e.g. in a speaking class (encouragement)
  7. 7. 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talkabout watching videos & reading subtitles (encouragement)
  8. 8. Extensive reading in the classroom?• reader response codes• follow-up from discussions, conversations• extracts• opening paragraphs• page 99• short stories• DEAR *
  9. 9. decisions, decisions …Choice? Variety? Level? Pace?Plan A: everyone reads the same bookPlan B: everyone reads a different bookWhat kind of book? graded readers or authentic? original oradapted? early readers? reluctant readers? in print? online?Students buy a book each?School library?Book box/bag?
  10. 10. Before reading:book coversblurbsopening paragraphpage 99 …After reading:•character profile•different place and time•interviews (characters, authors …)•role plays ...
  11. 11. References and linksOwl Hall http://owlhall.macmillanreaders.com/welcome/Macmillan readers http://www.macmillanreaders.com/Literature collections http://www.macmillanreaders.com/resources/literature-collectionsTips for using graded readers in classhttp://www.macmillanreaders.com/using-graded-readers-in-classA blog post on using reader response codeshttps://cerij.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/reader-response-codes/An article by Philip Prowse on the basic principles of extensivereadinghttp://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/october2002/discussion/prowse.htmlAn article by Alan Maley on the benefits of extensive reading withan extensive bibliographyhttp://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/extensive-reading-why-it-good-our-students%E2%80%A6-us

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