More about the how than the why – I always see students torturing themselves over reading – dictionaries, bent over, highlighters, scrunched up faces. They would groan when they saw two pages.
Student ran into the door while reading . . Showed up with a band-aid on her forehead!
Our reading textbook – like any textbook
Intensive reading – dense – factual, usu. Nonfiction – all good for academic study
Lots of choices
This is what I was going for instead – ESL readers – lots of them
Something about picking up a book and holding it, paging through it cover to cover
So this is the difference – see website for research on extensive reading – we need both – but students don’t often get both in their classes.The reality turns out to be that they read more than those four.Creating life-long readers.
Done as journals and group discussion
In China, a child whose parents own 500 books will average 6.6 more years in education than a comparable child from a bookless age.
Model book club behaviorHigh-interest – show them they can read it and they can read a lot.
I model and am excited? I read too – I’m not reading something else that is harder. I want to show them that reading is enjoyable at any level.
Groups do on their own
They trade/exchange, want more, read more
Cover to Cover
Cover to Cover Denise Maduli-Williams CCSF ESL Colloquium 2012
vs. Intensive Extensive Reading Reading Less MoreHigher Level Comfortable Level Tests Book Talks Study Pleasure
Reading BackgroundO What did you read as a child?O What kinds of reading did you do in school?O Do you have a favorite all-time book? What is it?O What is the last book you read?O What kinds of books do you like to read ?O What do you like to read other than books?O What percentage of time do you read online?
Book 1 – Whole Class Ikuko goes to England to study, promising to return to Japan to get married. But in Birmingham, Ikuko not only discovers another way of life but also a great deal about herself. This is a powerful story about a love that is carried across three continents and even time itself.
Ikuko wondered if she was making aterrible mistake. “It’s only for six months,” shesaid to Hiroshi, trying to persuade herself asmuch as him. “A lot can happen in six months,” hesaid. “I don’t want to lose you. Remember youpromised to come back.” Ikuko looked at her ring. “I’ll comeback,” she said. They said goodbye, but as she wentthrough to the departure lounge she lookedback one last time. Hiroshi was standing there,his hair falling into his eyes, looking lost andlonely in the middle of the airport crowds.
Final ProjectsO Posters O Theme SongO ComicsO Digital Photostories O Fakebook PageO Movie Trailer O Audio ReviewO A Different Ending O TimelineO Book Ad O PoemO Radio O Missing Scene Announcement O Letter