This is the introduction to an Extensive Reading program for the teacher training program. The overall goal is to help the teachers improve reading fluency and, by extension, language learning through sustained reading and related activities.
Week 1 Activities
Explain purpose and structure of Extensive Reading.
- it’s a fun, enjoyable experience
- it’s not studying
- it’s not difficult – students understand 95% of the words, no need for a dictionary
- choose a graded reader – genre, author, title, etc – that looks interesting to you
EPER – Reading Level Test
Implement the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading test. With this baseline score, students will have a good understanding of their English reading level and will be able to focus on level appropriate readers.
Explain to teachers how to translate EPER score into publisher gradings. This sheet explains how to make publisher comparisons.
Quick Book Genre Activity
This quick read and listen activity provides trainees with an easy review of different book genres.
SSR – Sustained Silent Reading
Introduce concept of sustained reading. Establish target of 30 pages per week. Demonstrate tracking sheets.