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Extensive Reading At ELS Portland

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Delpha Thomas

on 15 November 2016

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Transcript of Extensive Reading At ELS Portland

Extensive Reading
at ELS

1. What (exactly) is...
I Reading
Resources
2. What are the aims of our
extensive reading program?
ESL Requirements
Implementing
Intensive Reading
Reading in detail with
specific learning aims and tasks...
Skimming for main ideas
Scanning for details
Inferencing...
10% of reading grade
quiz / group work
20% of reading grade
10% =
quiz
*
10% =
project*
Extensive reading is not on evaluation criteria, but expected.
Students read 1* graded
reader per session
Level 101
Level 102 - 109
Levels 110 -112
Students can benefit
MORE
by reading
MORE
Assessment
vs
Motivation
Regular
Reading
Assessment
2 books = 2%
3 books = 3%
4 books = 4%
5 books = 5%
final reading grade
MAX = 5
Are

quizzes

the

right

kind of

motivation

for

a

program

of

ER?
Project Work = Quiz
You can do two projects instead of a quiz...
Plan student presentations flexibly .
Practical Concerns
Choosing the right level
Where? / When?
Resources?
Extensive Reading:
< 2 unknown words
out of 100 words of text
Reading a
large quantity
of
varied,
self-selected
, enjoyable
texts at a reasonably
fluent speed
Educational Aims of ER
A taste of (real
)
reading fluency
Vocabulary & Grammar in highly
meaningful context
Skills
enhancement
Motivation
and achievement
Loads of
comprehensible
input
Graded Readers
3. How will we implement
and assess our program?
98% Rule of thumb
: 2 or 3 words per pg
Use the Penguin Reader
Level Tests
In class
: Organize ---> Facilitate ---> (Present)

At home
: Do (most of) reading + Project work
YES!
ER
For MORE details go to:
http://www.penguinreaders.com/
The Binder +
Teacher's Hard Drive
Delpha's
"General Exercises"
for Projects
Feeling creative?
create materials & share
on the teacher's hard drive
(see template & save in folder)
Part One http://player.vimeo.com/video/60225682
Part Two http://player.vimeo.com/video/60225769
What grammar structures would you expect to find in a level 2 book?
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