Category Archives: Reading

Reading for Real: Storybooks in the classroom

There are two ways to view reading in the younger learner classroom: learning to read and reading to learn.  By Sophia McMillan Reading to learn involves target language and structures, which form part of the curriculum: for example a dialogue or unscrambling words or … Continue reading

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ESL English Lesson Plan

ESL English Lesson Plan – developing fluency across the four skills of English. They pointed out that the brain has an almost limitless capacity to memorize words and languages — the limits on these instead come from study time and … Continue reading

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On Using Graded Readers in your Class

Methods in Teaching English — Graded Readers: Teaching English in Japan can be pretty dull if you don`t incorporate some reading and discussion in your classes that can handle an activity like this. Using Graded Readers in your classes and … Continue reading

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Reading Activities Part 2

Reading Activities Part 2 by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan)  Activities to practice alphabet and phonic value of letters Slap: with alphabet cards for the first letter instead of pictures. Sliding Slap: Present the phonic values you want … Continue reading

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Reading Activities Part 3

Reading Activities Part 3 by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) Save  Focusing on Spelling Slow Reveal: Use word flashcards and reveal the word a letter at a time. Only use this for words you’ve been studying that lesson. … Continue reading

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Teaching Reading

Teaching Reading by Sophia McMillan (Shane training Centre, Japan) Reading is a very important element in our everyday lives and learning (83% of our learning is visual) and it is important to consider that we never stop learning to read. … Continue reading

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