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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

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Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand. There were the architects who wrote to her about students who relied so heavily on ready digital information that they were unpre
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I still meet lots of people who say they can't read properly online and don't enjoy a book as much when they read it on their e-reader. Here is an insight into this.

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Rewordify.com | Understand what you read

Rewordify.com helps you read more, understand better, learn new words, and teach more effectively.
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Useful for creating graded texts for your learners. You can also created a series of texts for differentiated activities.

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

Dr. Seuss, the writer and illustrator behind children’s classics The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Lorax, would have turned 110 on ...

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宮西 咲's curator insight, March 26, 2014 6:53 PM

リズムいいね

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:34 PM

I love Dr. Seuss and his social justice work.

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Knowble - Newspaper articles at different levels

Knowble - Newspaper articles at different levels | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for students to improve their reading comprehension skills and learn new vocabulary in context while reading newspaper articles about different topics:

- World

- Business

- Sport

- Science

- Entertainment

There are some vocabulary exercises students can do after reading it.


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Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online

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  Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:45 PM

Who doesn't love freebies! Best of the best...BOOKS!

Israel Herrera's comment, May 29, 2013 8:32 PM
q bueno
Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 2014 11:45 PM

This is well worth a look. I need to check through to see what might be useful for school. This may take a while!

 

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bookr :: pimpampum

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Create books using pictures on Flickr. Or use the ones in the archive. Great resource for teachers or learners

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How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning

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What's the difference between an ebook, an app and an interactive ebook? We explain.

Via am champoussin, Gust MEES, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies , RheaWoolgar
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Reading in a Foreign Language: April 2012: Table of Contents

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Table of Contents for the April 2012 issue of

Reading in a Foreign Language, "the refereed international online journal of reading and literacy.
Featuring articles on language instruction and reading strategies."

 

Open access, free to download.


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cubed | British Council

Here at cubed we keep you up to date with the UK science that’s shaping our society and bringing a new dimension to everyday life, including articles, MOOCS, videos and podcasts.
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Not for English teaching purposes but has great articles.

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EFL LINKS - Ebooks- Audio Books

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I haven't tested them all but looks like a good collection of links.

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Poetry with Kids - Presenting Haiga

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http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/03/poetry-with-kids-presenting-haiga.html


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BookChook's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:28 PM

Some ideas on presenting haiga after children have created them (by adding haiku to images.) Also links to other articles about creating poetry with kids. 

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 27, 2014 8:13 AM

Some great ideas on how to connect pictures with Haiku and then how to present.

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103 Things to do Before/During/After Reading

103 ideas which can be applied to differents ages and levels. They will help students to become more involved in the stories they read and become more creative.


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Helen Davies's curator insight, September 24, 2013 1:51 PM

this looks like lots of great ideas for creativity and getting to grips with stories

Vannessa MissoVeness's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:00 AM

A lovely list to share with my non-ESL colleagues.

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ELT Online Reading Group

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The ELT Online Reading Group is an electronic version of a face-to-face reading group. Join us to read one of the selected short stories, poems and/or book extracts and then post your comments on...
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I'll tell you a story - Fairy tales and fables, traditions and reality through imagination!

I'll tell you a story - Fairy tales and fables, traditions and reality through imagination! | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Fairy tales and fables, traditions and reality through imagination. Fairy tales and fables allows to face a wide variety of topics using the stuff that dreams dreams ara made of: desires and emotions, without barriers.

 

Nicola: This is a great resource for developing reading, writing and story telling skills.

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The Elephant in the Room: Extensive Reading in ELT/EAP

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Sharon Turner teaches EAP at Sabanci University in Turkey and has many ideas about "enticing" learners into reading longer, more demanding texts as well as reading for pleasure.


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EFLshorts

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"Each of the stories is accompanied by activities to help with grammar, vocabulary and comprehension. I haven't looked at all of them but the ones I did are nicely written and exciting to read.


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Vocabmonk's curator insight, October 1, 2014 12:57 AM

Each of the stories is accompanied by activities to help with grammar, vocabulary and comprehension.