Reading articles

Techniques for priming and recycling - reading article - guest writers
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Techniques for priming and recycling

A four stage methodology for reading.

In Reading for Information, and Form focus and recycling, I have proposed a four stage methodology for teaching reading.

Form focus and recycling: getting grammar - reading article - guest writers
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Form focus and recycling: getting grammar

In my last article, Reading for Information: Motivating learners to read efficiently, I referred to four stages in a task-based reading lesson.

Reading for information: Motivating learners to read efficiently - reading article - guest writers
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Reading for information: Motivating learners to read efficiently

This is the first in a series of four articles which propose a four stage methodology for teaching reading.

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Making reading communicative

If telling my students "And now we're going to practise listening," elicits looks of dread and fear, announcing reading practice can often elicit yawns, heads descending to desks, or eyes ascending heavenwards.

Theories of reading 2 - reading article
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Theories of reading 2

This article is the second of two parts. The first part looked at some of the shifts and trends in theories relating to reading. This second part will examine tips and guidelines for implementing a theory of reading which will help to develop our learners' abilities.

Theories of reading - reading article
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Theories of reading

This article is in two parts. The first part will look at some of the shifts and trends in theories relating to reading. The second part will examine tips and guidelines for implementing a theory of reading which will help to develop our learners' abilities.

Extensive reading - reading article
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Extensive reading

In general, students learning to read in English do not like reading and they rarely read. This is partly due to the way reading is approached in the language class.

reading a computer screen and a book
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Text in language classrooms: TALO, TAVI and TASP

One of the enormous benefits of the Internet has been the accessibility of loads and loads of English texts for teachers to use with their learners.

Reading and elementary learners - reading article
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Reading and elementary learners

One of the key issues I've noticed in getting my elementary learners to read is that of self-confidence. 

Designing a WWW reading task - reading article
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Designing a WWW reading task

The world wide web offers a myriad of opportunities for authentic English reading texts.

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Theories of reading 2 - reading article
3.881355

Theories of reading 2

This article is the second of two parts. The first part looked at some of the shifts and trends in theories relating to reading. This second part will examine tips and guidelines for implementing a theory of reading which will help to develop our learners' abilities.

Techniques for priming and recycling - reading article - guest writers
3.90909

Techniques for priming and recycling

A four stage methodology for reading.

In Reading for Information, and Form focus and recycling, I have proposed a four stage methodology for teaching reading.

Extensive reading - reading article
3.916665

Extensive reading

In general, students learning to read in English do not like reading and they rarely read. This is partly due to the way reading is approached in the language class.

Using news articles - reading article
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Using news articles

Topical news stories are a great source of teaching material. This article presents different ways to exploit news reports in the classroom and focuses on raising the level of involvement and participation that the students have in the lesson.

Reading for information: Motivating learners to read efficiently - reading article - guest writers
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Reading for information: Motivating learners to read efficiently

This is the first in a series of four articles which propose a four stage methodology for teaching reading.

4.070175

Making reading communicative

If telling my students "And now we're going to practise listening," elicits looks of dread and fear, announcing reading practice can often elicit yawns, heads descending to desks, or eyes ascending heavenwards.

Reading and elementary learners - reading article
4.076925

Reading and elementary learners

One of the key issues I've noticed in getting my elementary learners to read is that of self-confidence. 

Designing a WWW reading task - reading article
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Designing a WWW reading task

The world wide web offers a myriad of opportunities for authentic English reading texts.

Pages

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Producing your own grammar activities

There are many ways of revising and consolidating grammar, but I've found it's often useful to give students short passages containing grammar mistakes which are characteristic of the student's level, nationality, and what the teacher may have identified as areas of particular strength or weakness.

Reading and elementary learners - reading article
4.076925

Reading and elementary learners

One of the key issues I've noticed in getting my elementary learners to read is that of self-confidence. 

Reading for information: Motivating learners to read efficiently - reading article - guest writers
4.06422

Reading for information: Motivating learners to read efficiently

This is the first in a series of four articles which propose a four stage methodology for teaching reading.

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Reading out loud

As a teacher I had always perceived 'reading aloud' as a 'taboo' in the EFL classroom since it focuses specifically on a 'bottom-up' approach where learners can fall into traps of worrying about 100% comprehension or simply read aloud without understanding the text.

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Teaching the tale: language and memory

A feature that is common both to language teaching and to traditional folk and fairy tales is the repetition of phrases or ‘language chunks’. 

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Techniques for form focus after reading

In my earlier articles Reading for informationForm focus and recycling, and Techniques for Priming and recycling, I set out a four stage cycle for teaching reading.

Techniques for priming and recycling - reading article - guest writers
3.90909

Techniques for priming and recycling

A four stage methodology for reading.

In Reading for Information, and Form focus and recycling, I have proposed a four stage methodology for teaching reading.

reading a computer screen and a book
4.12121

Text in language classrooms: TALO, TAVI and TASP

One of the enormous benefits of the Internet has been the accessibility of loads and loads of English texts for teachers to use with their learners.

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