Why is extensive reading important? - Fremmedspråksenteret - Høgskolen i Østfold Reading beyond the textbook: Why is extensive reading important? As in all discussions of literacy, mention is often made of the importance of extensive or free voluntary reading in second and foreign language teaching. This method focuses on teaching readers rather than on teaching texts (Haas and Flower 1988, 169). Since we learn to read by actually reading, the aim of these methods is to build learners' reading skill by encouraging them to read more.
Which Shakespeare Play Should I See? An Illustrated Flowchart In just 10 DAYS I will be speaking at the Folger Shakespeare Library! In case you've missed my previous annoucements on this, here are the basic facts: WHO: Me!WHAT: Talking about my comic and live-drawing on stageWHERE: The Folger Theater, Washington D.C.WHEN: Friday, April 29, at 6:00pmWHY: Because it's going to be REALLY SUPER FUNHOW MUCH: Nothing! It's absolutely FREE! You can reserve a FREE ticket at the Folger website.
Caldwell ESL Lesson Plans Lesson topics for Year 1 are listed below alphabetically. Click on a topic and you will get a page with links to the lesson plan itself and to accompanying classroom resources such as maps, pictures, flash cards, listening activities, vocabulary activities, exercises, and dialogues. You can open, print, or download the individual documents, or you can download the entire set of files by clicking on the final entry, which is a self-extracting zip file you can save to your computer. What’s the point of Extensive Reading? To celebrate the launch of Project fourth edition, Domino author, Nina Prentice explores the relevance of extensive reading in the upper primary classroom. School is generally about hierarchies and rules. The teacher is the authority on and dispenser of the syllabus. Students are novices.
Shakespeare Fun & Games Welcome to the Fun and Games area of Will’s World, hosted by our very own Puck – the mischievous star of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Here, you’ll find lots of fun resources to help you liven up your lessons and get students excited about Shakespeare in 2016! Ideal for warm-ups or end of class fun. Enjoy! Learn some fascinating facts and idioms with this special Shakespeare infographic from the Macmillan Readers! Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? Psychology for Educators [And More] What is missing from ELT coursebooks? Open any coursebook you like. Chances are you will find a Unit on sports, the environment, food, celebrities – the one Unit you will not find is one on Humour (well, in 95% of coursebooks anyway…). But watch the clip below. Is it not far superior to any ordinary ELT audio track? It is funny isn’t it, that in a field dominated by British publishing houses, you may find numerous texts on British food (!)
He Begins To Sing ‘Purple Rain’, But Watch His Hands As THe Camera Man Zooms Out. WOW! Tons of celebrities and performers showed up to Howard Stern’s 60th Birthday Bash in 2014. But perhaps the most talked-about moment of the night was when Adam Levine took the stage to perform an epic rendition of “Purple Rain.” In the days following Prince’s death, the folks at “The Howard Stern Show” decided to release Levine’s performance online, in tribute to the legendary singer. Joined by the rock band Train, it’s Levine who stole the show and blew everyone away. Most people know the Maroon 5 frontman for his silky smooth pop vocals, but did you know he’s also an incredible guitarist? Extensive reading The reading skill is most often taught by close study of short passages followed by analysis of language. Extensive reading: An alternative approach Aims of extensive reading The characteristics of an extensive reading approach Motivation The teacher's role Conclusion The value of this intensive reading procedure, with its focus on the teaching of discrete reading skills has been questioned by some, who claim that teaching students reading strategies does not necessarily make them better readers. It is widely believed that people become good readers through reading, and that learning how to read should mean a focus of attention on the meaning rather than the language of the text. Extensive reading: An alternative approach Another model for teaching reading exists.
William Shakespeare Resources Welcome to Will’s World – home of all our Shakespeare 2016 celebrations! To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we’ll be bringing you lots of brand-new resources to help you explore the enduring relevance of his plays, characters and language with your students. Be sure to sign up for our monthly emails to get all the latest Shakespeare resources – plus a FREE copy of our Hamlet eBook! lesson plans & videos fun and games competition webinars free ebook This brand-new series of lesson plans and videos is designed to help you get students excited about Shakespeare and explore the enduring relevance of his language, and plays in our everyday lives.
A Guessing Game to Practise Questions Are you in the mood for a game? Lots of learners find it difficult to ask questions in English and these little particles called “auxiliaries” are the ones to blame; hard to believe that such tiny things cause so much trouble, but the fact that students need to remember when and how to use them– or not to use them- makes it difficult even for some advanced learner to feel confident when asking questions in English. Based on the classic game show “What’s my line?”, this game aims at improving students’ ability to ask yes/no questions in English, something most learners find difficult. “What’s my line?” extr@ English extr@ English promises language learning with laughter, in an authentic London setting. With 30 hilarious, half-hour sitcom programmes, the extra@ series is a delight for anyone learning English, especially young adults. The adventures of the four main characters in their London flat are stylish, sexy and funny. The extr@ series is equally at home in the language class and with friends and family, making it ideal for teacher-led and self-study language learning. The programmes feature lively, colloquial English dialogue. The characters speak naturally, but clearly with constant repetition and strong use of visual prompts that help learners without detracting from the sitcom format.
This 10-Question Ink Blot Test Can Reveal What Percentage Logic And Emotion You Are This is the ultimate BRAIN battle… what will your result be? Please leave a comment! Comments