Livestream + Zoom VIP1 Featured Presentation (50 minutes)
Oct 23, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:35 AM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20211023T1045 20211023T1135 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Featured speech: WAYS TO USE ONLINE MATERIALS FOR EXTENSIVE READING

One of the axioms of the Extensive Reading Approach for gaining understanding, fluency and vocabulary knowledge is that the students should read graded readers – books which have been especially written for learners, with the grammar and vocabulary simplified so that students can select books at or below their own reading level so that they can read quickly without the need of a dictionary, and enjoy what they are reading. Sadly, graded readers are expensive and difficult to obtain in many areas of the world. Furthermore, with physical paper-based books there is a need for a place to keep them, ideally the library, and a means to manage their borrowing and return. These days virtually all students have mobile phones, and quite a few have access to a computer at home or at school, as well. This makes it possible to read material online. In this presentation we will look at online material that is available for free. While there are some free graded readers, there are also many sites that have shorter readings that are graded. We will take a look at a number of these sites, discuss how they might be used, and importantly, how you, the teacher, can check up on whether the students have done their reading assignments!

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One of the axioms of the Extensive Reading Approach for gaining understanding, fluency and vocabulary knowledge is that the students should read graded readers – books which have been especially written for learners, with the grammar and vocabulary simplified so that students can select books at or below their own reading level so that they can read quickly without the need of a dictionary, and enjoy what they are reading. Sadly, graded readers are expensive and difficult to obtain in many areas of the world. Furthermore, with physical paper-based books there is a need for a place to keep them, ideally the library, and a means to manage their borrowing and return. These days virtually all students have mobile phones, and quite a few have access to a computer at home or at school, as well. This makes it possible to read material online. In this presentation we will look at online material that is available for free. While there are some free graded readers, there are also many sites that have shorter readings that are graded. We will take a look at a number of these sites, discuss how they might be used, and importantly, how you, the teacher, can check up on whether the students have done their reading assignments!

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