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Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines

Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

Timetoast allows for the creation of timelines online. This could be used in an L2 reading course where students are reading more historical/narrative peices of writing that involve the sequencing of dates.

 

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Sentence Frames for Textual Evidence | Roz Linder.com

Sentence Frames for Textual Evidence | Roz Linder.com | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

When I talk with elementary school teachers about introducing the concept of supporting ideas with reasons and references to the text, I often get puzzled looks. This is understandable. Common Core, however, asks students to do this as young as third grade. This pedagogical shift away from just selecting a multiple choice response is daunting, but can be so rewarding for students. Teachers are thinking about how to answer the question: How do you know? Teachers need to probe students not to select the desired answer, but to add proof, support opinions, and interrogate text for how authors do the same. The Teaching Channel has a great 2 minute model that shows how to use sentence frames with elementary students.

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Sentence frames are designed to get students to go beyond simply answering the question to asking them how they came up with the answer. 

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23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report. | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their...

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A list of assignments connected to reading and using iPad. For each assignments there are suggestions of apps that will help the students to fulfill the task. The assignments don’t have to be made digitally but most of them easily can be and will make the execution of their book reports more fun.

list of assignments. For each assignments I’ve added suggestions of apps that will help the students. The assignments don’t have to be made digitally but most of them easily can be and will make the execution of their book reports more fun. - See more at: http://ipadders.eu/22-ipad-alternatives-to-the-book-report/#sthash.XFeWMxu5.dpuflist of assignments. For each assignments I’ve added suggestions of apps that will help the students. The assignments don’t have to be made digitally but most of them easily can be and will make the execution of their book reports more fun. - See more at: http://ipadders.eu/22-ipad-alternatives-to-the-book-report/#sthash.XFeWMxu5.dpuflist of assignments. For each assignments I’ve added suggestions of apps that will help the students. The assignments don’t have to be made digitally but most of them easily can be and will make the execution of their book reports more fun. - See more at: http://ipadders.eu/22-ipad-alternatives-to-the-book-report/#sthash.XFeWMxu5.dpuf
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ReadingEnglish.com - Teachers

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"ReadingEnglish.Com is a resource site for ESL teachers and researchers involved in vocabulary acquisition, CALL, and corpus linguistics. It also hosts an online vocabulary-learning project which is described in the FAQ and is open to all ESL/EFL students."

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10 Ways to Use Lucidchart Online Graphic Organizers in the Classroom : Teacher Reboot Camp

10 Ways to Use Lucidchart Online Graphic Organizers in the Classroom : Teacher Reboot Camp | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it
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This blog post features a number of ideas for integrating the graphic organizer tool Lucidchart into the classroom. With the ease of integration of this web tool with wikis and blogs, it could be used to have student engage in concept mapping or discourse structure analysis based on course readings.

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Interactive Graphic Organizer

Interactive Graphic Organizer | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it
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A great selection of graphic orgnizers for teaching reading comprehension.

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Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses of Foreign/Second Language Readers

Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses of Foreign/Second Language Readers | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

Webinar recording and powerpoint on the presentation by Dr. Cindy Brantmeier titled "Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses of Foreign/Second Language Readers".


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ESL Trail: Engaging Activities to Teach Sight Words for Improved Reading Fluency (handout)

ESL Trail: Engaging Activities to Teach Sight Words for Improved Reading Fluency (handout) | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

Heidi Hyte's blog post expands on a poster presented at TESOL 2012 on teaching sight words in order to improve reading fluency. Activities and the rationale for this approach are discussed in this post.

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Timeline Maker | Preceden - Make an amazing timeline in minutes

Timeline Maker | Preceden - Make an amazing timeline in minutes | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

Preceden makes it easy to build simple, powerful timelines. 

 

What I like about this website is how easy it is to use and that the timelines can be converted to PDFs. This could work well with having learners create timelines and then print them out or email them to their teacher. Having learners create timelines would be an appropriate follow-up task for reading a more sequential and historical text.

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Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines

Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

Timetoast allows for the creation of timelines online. This could be used in an L2 reading course where students are reading more historical/narrative peices of writing that involve the sequencing of dates.

 

Students could possibly embedd these timelines into a blog/wiki as part of a class project for an alternative use.

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Partner Reading | Classroom Strategies | AdLit.org

Partner Reading | Classroom Strategies | AdLit.org | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

The practice of partner assisted reading is described here for use in L1 classrooms, which is also used in L2 reading classrooms. It is necessary that this cooperative learning strategy is used during a re-reading of text that learners have worked with previously through in-class activities. The overall objective/purpose of this activity in an ESL classroom is to encourage reading fluency.

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Xiangying Jiang: Graphic Organizers for Reading Teachers

Xiangying Jiang: Graphic Organizers for Reading Teachers | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

Xiangying Jiang's site provides a number of materials that can be used for teaching reading comprehension with graphic organizers. There are a number of example graphic organizers here and complementary texts. These example graphic organizers (GOs) can be important for creating a collection of sample GOs that you can adapt for different texts in the classroom.

 

Much of the information on GOs is tied to research conducted with William Grabe:

http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/april2007/jiang/jiang.html

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Choral Reading | Classroom Strategies | Reading Rockets

Choral Reading | Classroom Strategies | Reading Rockets | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

This website discusses the reasons for using choral reading and explains the instructional steps of this reading fluency activity.

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The Extensive Reading Pages | Reading -- the key to language learning

The Extensive Reading Pages | Reading -- the key to language learning | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

This site is a repository for information on Extensive Reading, with an emphasis on its application to Second or Foreign Language Learning.

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Create Cloze Tests (Gap-Filling Exercises) and Online Quizzes

Create Cloze Tests (Gap-Filling Exercises) and Online Quizzes | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it
Learnclick makes creating online tests quick and easy.
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Learnclick allows you to create exercises based upon an uploaded text (cloze texts, multiple choice quizes and matching). You can also insert videos and and images. 

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Write to Read - Cool Learning App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Write to Read - Cool Learning App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

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Free online speed reading software | Spreeder.com

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This site's speed reading software claims to help improve both reading speed and comprehension.

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Graphic Organizers « Freeology.com

Graphic Organizers « Freeology.com | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it
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Wanda Yanez's curator insight, January 3, 2013 6:54 PM

Great tools for reading and understanding!

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Publication Network - Youblisher.com - turn pages / flippable pdfs - pdf's zum umblättern

Publication Network - Youblisher.com - turn pages / flippable pdfs - pdf's zum umblättern | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

Youblisher allows you to take PDFs and turn them into more easily accessible documents that can be read as book by turning pages. I think that this site has a lot of potential for both teacher-created materials and for learner generated texts. This could be useful in having learners create the type of group projects that are typical in content-based instruction.

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MagellanTech4U - Tech Tools for Teaching Reading

MagellanTech4U - Tech Tools for Teaching Reading | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

This wiki describes technology ideas that can supplement reading instructional techniques.

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Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online

Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it
Text 2 Mind Map is one of the most popular mind mapping tools on the web.

 

Text 2 Mind Map could be used for creating a concept map as a pre-reading activity in an L2 reading course. A concept map helps give learners the background knowledge they need in order to better process a text.

 

The site allows you to input outlines of a text to show organization of concepts in your maps. You can also dowload the image and the pdf of your map.

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Study Vibe - Web2.0 Timeline Creation Tools

Study Vibe - Web2.0 Timeline Creation Tools | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

A list of 9 timeline creation tools available on the web. These are online tools that can be used to create timelines based upon the texts that learners read.

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What is a Lexile® Measure?

What is a Lexile® Measure? | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

The lexile measure, similar in some ways to the Flesch-Kencaid and Coh-Metrix readability measures, has been used to assess the overall difficulty of specific texts. What differentiates it from other readability measures is how self-assessment is built in so that students will be recommended to books that are at their level of lexile measure. We have used this in our IEP to determine how difficult the texts we select for large-scale assessments and/or achievement tests are.

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Gloss Maker

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Glosses have been widely used in L2 reading instruction to help ELLs better comprehend a text without continually consulting learner or electronic dictionaries. This online gloss maker allows a text to be entered and the glosses created for specific vocabulary words.

 

This tool could possibly be used in collaboration with http://www.wordandphrase.info/ and http://www.lextutor.ca/

to identify which words are AWL words and perhaps at a higher level of difficulty. Both of these websites allow for texts to be copy and pasted for analysis of the lexical frequencies of words in texts.

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Blake Turnbull's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:50 AM

Here is a really useful "gloss maker" site that allows you to enter your own text and annotate certain words (of your choice) for students reading comprehension!

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Echo Reading Activities for Helping Struggling Readers

Echo Reading Activities for Helping Struggling Readers | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it
Echo reading is a reading strategy for helping struggling readers read better. Echo reading activities focus on fluency, expression, and an appropriate pace while reading aloud.

 

I would add that it helps if echo reading for ESL/EFL students is centered around a text that learners have previously encountered.

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ReadStrong - Choral Reading

ReadStrong - Choral Reading | Teaching L2 Reading | Scoop.it

This is an additional source for explaining how to do choral reading in the reading classsroom. There are also links to articles about choral reading, some of which include ESL.

 

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