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The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it

The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
As it happens, I value deep reading – and so, perhaps, do you.

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More on the debate about the changes in our reading habits.

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How to use newspaper articles in language class | British Council Voices

How to use newspaper articles in language class | British Council Voices | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
How should teachers use ‘authentic’ texts in class? Author, trainer and teacher Rachael Roberts put together some valuable advice on the example of newspapers.

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Reading for pleasure – Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You!

Reading for pleasure – Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You! | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Continuing the Reading for Pleasure series, Verissimo Toste, an Oxford teacher trainer, looks at how students can make movie posters to keep them engaged with reading.
Reading appeals to a student’s imagination.
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Reading for pleasure – Activities to get students involved

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Continuing the Reading for Pleasure series, Verissimo Toste, an Oxford teacher trainer, looks at ways of involving students in the reading process.
So, we’ve started our class library. Students have the books and many have begun reading them.
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Sally's Phone

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Many countries around the world are celebrating World Book Day today.  To mark the occasion we're publishing a piece of creative writing by students in our A2 Elementary class.  The text below is a...
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I really like this reading / writing activity! Have a look...

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Popcorn Reading

Popcorn Reading | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
I like having students read out loud sometimes. It doesn't need to be a whole story. It just can be the questions and sentences in a grammar assignment, or the directions to an assignment.
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Breaking News English Lessons

Breaking News English Lessons | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it

It is a site by Sean Banville aimed at teachers where you will find ready-to-use EFL/ESL lesson plans in Word and PDF about graded news articles.


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I'm sure you're familiar with this, but in case you aren't or havd forgotten... He also seems to have a site called Lessons on Movies (http://www.lessonsonmovies.com/) which might be worth checking out.

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Reading for pleasure – setting up the class library

Reading for pleasure – setting up the class library | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Verissimo Toste, an Oxford teacher trainer, outlines the steps involved in setting up a class library to encourage reading in English for pleasure.
Having talked the talk, it is time to walk the walk.
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