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Chapter2

  1. 1. Chapter2 Developing and pacticing reading and writing skills Presenter: Mavis
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>This chapter focuses on the skills involved in reading and writing and how to practice those skills using a computer. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Supporting Reading and writing <ul><li>Two instructional techniques </li></ul><ul><li>provide opportunities for individualized learning to benefit students at all levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: needs analysis </li></ul><ul><li>let students , not the tools or texts, determine authenticity. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tips for designing opportunities for skill development <ul><li>Students must be taught learning strategies skill learning </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: the use of concordancers </li></ul><ul><li>Students should be exposed to extensive reading and writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: the software-based stories </li></ul><ul><li>internet discussion forum for writing </li></ul><ul><li>add external document to adapt computer-based –material </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evaluating Web Sites and Software for reading and Writing <ul><li>First, make sure the sites which is published by an association or organization which is trustworthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Second, teacher should evaluate them as closely as time and effort allowed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Evaluating Web Sites and Software for reading and Writing <ul><li>Important factors (p.27) </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriateness </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Website examples <ul><li>Grammar Safari </li></ul><ul><li>Interlink Language Center Reading Lessons </li></ul><ul><li> Pizzaz </li></ul><ul><li>Word Games </li></ul>
  8. 8. More ideas for CALL reading and Writing activites <ul><li>Journal writing </li></ul><ul><li>practice writing , receive modeling, gain authentic input, and communicate with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Mooing </li></ul><ul><li>use language not only to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>but also to navigate, build, play games, and investigate. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Teacher can use computers to help them address individual learner’s needs and provide effective , authentic language tasks and texts. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Teachers’ Voice <ul><li>Fantastic website for teacher </li></ul><ul><li>PBS teacher resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/teachers/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Q&A <ul><li>How do you use computer technology to assist your instruction on reading and writing? Is it really an effective way ? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you evaluate the website for your teaching ? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree that journal writing and mooing is a good way to facilitate writing ? </li></ul>

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