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March 21, 2016
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The Song Lyric “English First” Reading Activity

We use songs a lot in our world language classes – they are an amazingly authentic resource – and often just downright fun to listen to. #Langchat has done more than one chat on this subject and I have written … Continue reading

February 13, 2016
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The “Class Reads A Story” Process

In a bid for more authentic reading I’ve begun to expand my use of stories with my classes. There are many ways to use them and this post highlights one way to use/support reading in your target language. This post … Continue reading

December 1, 2015
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The “Read & Think/Respond” Class-Generated (& Targeted) Reading Activity

We all get students to write things. We all take the time to read things. But how much to we tap the benefit of students reading each other’s work? Especially when we are trying to hit a targeted structure/vocabulary and … Continue reading

May 19, 2015
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The New Story Unit Part 2: Independent Story Reading – The Process & Reviews

I’ve introduced a new story unit to the Year 4’s. This grew out of a need to replace a unit I disliked and also wanting to make use of the large collection of Japanese-language graded readers that I have – … Continue reading

May 7, 2015
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The New “Story Unit” Part 1 – Establishing An Environment for Successful Reading

I really hated the ‘clothing unit’ I used to do in Year4 – the one that I did it because it was in the text I used to use. And I just.couldn’ So what to add in. At the end … Continue reading

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