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Extensive reading: why it is good for our students… and for us. What is Extensive Reading (ER)?

Extensive reading: why it is good for our students… and for us.

The non-western books that every student should read.

Reading strategies

Fall in Love with This Teacher’s Text-Marking Activity. Editor’s Note: Kim O’Bray’s colorful text marking activity is a key part of her close-reading process.

Fall in Love with This Teacher’s Text-Marking Activity

Students engage deeply with the text by using colored pencils to mark everything from figurative language and unfamiliar vocabulary to central ideas and text structures. Teens and reading skills. Here are some activities you can use with students before, while and after reading a text.

Teens and reading skills

Before reading There are lots of activities you can do before students read a text to help enhance their comprehension, such as ones that activate the students’ schemata or background knowledge, arouse their interest in the topic or prepare them linguistically. B127c A1 TE Staff Room Posters 4. The Landlady. About this BritLit kit Billy Weaver, a young man visiting the City of Bath for the first time, is looking for accommodation.

The Landlady

He is inexplicably drawn to a house where the landlady seems to be expecting him. The house and the landlady seem friendly and welcoming, and he looks forward to staying there. Signing the guest book, two names disturb him. Where has he heard them before? Why aren't there any other guests? The themes drawn from this story include poisoning, embalming and taxidermy as well as a look at witches. The kit, originally written in 2003, was updated in 2007 and 2013. The materials in this BritLit Kit are available to download in the Attachments box below. QuickLesson 20: Research Reports for Research Success. Elizabeth Shown Mills The research process has three basic steps: preparation, performance, and reporting.

QuickLesson 20: Research Reports for Research Success

If we use database management software or spread sheets, we add a fourth: data entry. 6 Excellent Free Sites to Practise Reading Comprehension. It’s been too long since I’ve written about improving reading skills.

6 Excellent Free Sites to Practise Reading Comprehension

Last time I posted about sites to help you practise reading comprehension was in May last year. Way too long. The truth is that doing reading comprehension activities in class takes time, especially if we are talking about long texts with an amount of difficulty, and very often this is one of the tasks we give students as homework. On the other hand, I am one of those teachers who think reading aloud in class is a good exercise. Making reading communicative. And these reactions are from my adult students.

Making reading communicative

My young learners' reactions may be even more extreme. "I can read at home, I come to lessons to speak! " CommonLit. mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: Interactive Texts - Actively Learn. Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming.

It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. Macmillan Readers Level Test. Macmillan Readers Level Test What reading level are you?

Macmillan Readers Level Test

Use the Macmillan Readers level test to help find your reading level. Choose the right answer to each question and use each image as a clue. Welcome to the Macmillan Readers Level Test. This test will help you find your reading level. Level 490 Reading Topics. How to use newspaper articles in language class. How should teachers use 'authentic' texts in class?

How to use newspaper articles in language class

Author, trainer and teacher Rachael Roberts gives valuable advice on the example of newspapers. She will also be delivering a live-streamed presentation Opens in a new tab or window. from Belfast on writing effective classroom materials, 11 March 2014. Project Gutenberg Australia. Guardian short stories podcast. Authors. Fiction Archives. Stories & Poems.

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans. MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports. Study break. British Council. IELTS Reading: Improve your English and prepare for IELTS Reading. Ten weird and terrifying medical instruments from the past.

The UK’s largest medical charity, the Wellcome Trust, has made its vast database of images freely available to all. The collection holds photos of hundreds of years worth of medicine, instruments and scientific culture. For me, the progress of science best described by advances in medicine and the instruments used to practice it.

Here is a list of a few of my favourites. Nothing quite says medicine like a syringe. And this collection has plenty, from the 17th century brass or 18th century ivory enema syringes, to the 20th century’s glass and stainless steel ones, all clearly made to last much longer than our modern disposable versions. 17th Century French Brass Syringe Science Museum, London 18th Century Sri Lankan Ivory Enema Syringe 19th Century Japanese Self-Administering Enema Syringe With A Piston And Reservoir Then there are the surgical instruments, like the 16th century tools below. Wellcome Library Wellcome Library London Wellcome Library, London.

LearnEnglish – British Council. 10 Side Show Circus Workers Who Actually Existed. If any of you are fans of American Horror Story's "Freak Show" then brace yourself for a list of equally fascinating people who have actually existed throughout history. Unfortunately, it's saddening to realize that many of their lives weren't the greatest nor were many of them treated properly or with respect, but then again human beings suck and we still don't treat each other properly, so there's nothing anyone can do. We legitimately just gave women the right to vote this century, so, we're kind of behind on a lot of things. This list of what people so meanly referred to as "freaks" is incredibly fascinating. Check it out: 1. How to Improve Your English Reading Skills - learn English,reading,english. English articles, reading skills, What ISIS Really Wants.

10 Things We Just Don't Know About Language And Communication. Humans. » Want to know what to read next? #GrammarlyChat has the answer. Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype. Once upon a time … the fairytales you thought you knew had endings you wouldn’t recognise. Wow, How Did These Books Ever Get Published?