A class reader is a book that the learners read and analyse together in the class and as homework over an extended period of time. It may be graded or have authentic language.
The class are reading a collection of short stories. The teacher occasionally reads one aloud in the class, and others the learners read at home. Learners do a range of activities on the stories in class.
In the classroom
Whilst a range of relevant and motivating pre- and post-reading activities are important, a key factor for success in getting learners to read is selecting the right reader. A good starting point is to find out what the learners read in their own language.