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Learn to read read to learn rob dean

  • Learn to Read, Read to Learn

  • Rob Dean


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Part 1

1: The theoretical / background bit:

Reading: what’s involved

The trouble with reading

How we can help

2: The fun and practical bit

A hundred and one (approx) things to do with a text

Integrating reading with speaking


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Part 1:

The theoretical / background bit


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Reading in class: the way it was?


5 basic beliefs

We learn to read by reading.

The best way to improve your knowledge of a foreign language is to go and live among its speakers. The next best way is to read extensively in it.

Although receptive, reading should not be passive.

5 Basic Beliefs


5 basic beliefs1

We learn to read by reading.

The best way to improve your knowledge of a foreign language is to go and live among its speakers. The next best way is to read extensively in it.

Although receptive, reading should not be passive.

The reading skill and reading aloud are two very different things

We shouldn’t require students to do things we are not prepared to do ourselves.

5 Basic Beliefs


What are you reading at the moment

What are you reading at the moment?


The vicious circle

The Vicious circle

Cycle of frustration

  • Language barrier

  • No motivation

  • Very slow and painful process

  • No value perceived

  • No Mouse or Keyboard with a book!

  • Very little read


The virtuous circle

The Virtuous Circle

Cycle of growth

  • Increased Frequency

  • Increased Motivation

  • Gains linguistic and world knowledge

  • Faster

  • Higher Quantity


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Reading: Three Basic Components…

  • Before Reading

  • During Reading

  • After Reading


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Read for detail

Feedback 2

Language Focus

Pre Teach Vocab

Lead in / Create Interest

Feedback 1

Follow-Up

Read for gist


Stages in a typical reading lesson slot

Stages in a typical reading lesson/slot

  • Lead-in to topic

  • Create interest in text

  • Key lexis focus

  • Reading for gist

  • Comprehension check

  • Reading for detail

  • Comprehension check

  • Language focus

  • Follow-up skills work


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Attacking a text: 2 Approaches

Top down

Focus on general idea and move into smaller detail

Focus on detail and assemble it to form bigger picture

Bottom up


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Part 2:

The fun and practical bit


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Reading:

At home:

Students work at their own pace

In class

Fun, interactive, easier to integrate with other skills


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Before Reading

Prediction: Make learners WANT to read

hsitirbehtgnihctaw

Watching the British

What is the text about?


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Before Reading

Prediction: Make learners WANT to read


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Before Reading

Prediction: Make learners WANT to read

Here are 8 words / experessions from the text. What do you think it’s about?

Pacific village happiness crops first time Manchester crazy food learned


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Before Reading

Prediction: Make learners WANT to read

The Text is about a group of people from a Pacific island who visit Britain for the first time.

Think of 3 facts you expect to find in the text.


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Real Life Elementary


Some benefits of a pre reading stage

Interest is not always inherent and intrinsic

Opens schemata

Allows known language to filter down

Can be communicative and/or productive

Confidence building

Reflects what we do in everyday life

Some Benefits of a Pre-Reading Stage


You shouldn t judge a book by its cover

‘You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.’

But, we do…although not for long.

Front – 6 seconds

Back – 8 seconds


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Initial Reading Tasks

  • Predict from headline

  • Predict from picture

  • Predict from key words

  • Identify the genre of the text

  • Identify the purpose of the text

  • Identify the attitudes of the writer…


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary

What?

Enough for the students to be able to complete the detailed tasks.

How?

Elicitation


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Convey meaning / give a context

Highlight Form and Pronunciation

Elicit / Provide model sentence of TL

Check meaning

Provide a written record

Conveying meaning and checking understanding of vocabulary

1

4

2

3

5


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary

What?

Enough for the students to be able to complete the detailed tasks.

How?

Elicitation

Matching words with meanings

Jigsaw


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Group B

homeless

relaxation

takeaway food

to enjoy

Group A

respect

unity

sharing

crops

Check the meanings in the dictionary and be prepared to teach them to a student from another group.


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Detailed Reading Tasks

  • True / false

  • Multiple choice

  • Gapfill

  • Ordering

  • Drawing a diagram from a description

  • Matching headings to paragraphs / sections

  • Comprehension questions…


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Help! I don’t know that word!

Train students to:

Read for overall meaning against a time limit

Deduce meaning from context


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Help! I don’t know that word!

The idea of spending spliggle in a foreign country and experiencing an aggie culture is something many people dream of. They say that travel dinkles the mind, and many would donk with this, in particular when experiencing life outside one’s comfort blarf.


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Help! I don’t know that word!

The idea of spending time in a foreign country and experiencing an alien culture is something many people dream of. They say that travel broadens the mind, and many would agree with this, in particular when experiencing life outside one’s comfort zone.


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Detailed Reading Tasks

Summarising

Create a summary of max. 10 words of your part of the text.

Read your summary to the group.

Listen to the summary and identify the part of the text that it matches.


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Detailed Reading Tasks

Focus on collocation

Reading Race


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a _____ village

small


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In ___ world

the


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Invited __ Britain

to


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the first time ____

away


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To look ____ animals

after


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A _____ to sleep

place


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To be __ a hurry

in


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Time to ____ and talk

stop


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To work long _____

hours


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To enjoy your ____

stay


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The way we live our ____

lives


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And now for something completely _______

different


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Skills Follow Up

What could you do next?


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Skills Follow Up

What could you do next?

Tanna

Manchester

vs.


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

  • The Cycle of Frustration

  • Language barrier

  • Provide Strategies for Dealing with Unknown Words

  • No motivation

  • Personalise, use interaction

  • Very slow and painful process

  • Be Realistic, Break longer texts in smaller chunks

  • No value perceived

  • Use tasks which give a sense of achievement

  • Books don’t have a mouse or Keyboard!

  • But a computer does…


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Apart from Tanna and Manchester, how‘s your world knowledge???

http://www.kstudio.net/quiz/test


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Indonesia is predominantly:

Buddhist

Hindu

Muslim

Christian

http://www.kstudio.net/quiz/test


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

In what city is the European Commission installed?

Strasbourg

Bruxelles

The Hague

Rome

http://www.kstudio.net/quiz/test


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

What is the name of the first black South African President?

Thabo Mbeki

Nelson Mandela

Robert Mugabe

Oliver Tambo

http://www.kstudio.net/quiz/test


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

Which of the following countries does not have a monarch as headof state?

Canada

Australia

Eire

Spain

http://www.kstudio.net/quiz/test


Learn to read read to learn rob dean

In which city did the first big anti-globalisation manifestations take place?

Seattle

Davos

Genoa

Prague

http://www.kstudio.net/quiz/test


What is the capital of turkey istanbul ankara izmir antalya

What is the capital of Turkey?Istanbul Ankara Izmir Antalya

http://www.kstudio.net/quiz/test


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Which US president was the first to visit the People's Republic of China?

Eisenhower

Kennedy

Reagan

Nixon

http://www.kstudio.net/quiz/test


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And finally… Revenge time!

A Georgia Quiz for Rob

Easy Questions Please!!!


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