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Using Graded Readers in the Classroom | Macmillan Readers

Using Graded Readers in the Classroom | Macmillan Readers | Getting the reading habit | Scoop.it
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Reading in a Foreign Language: Top Ten Principles for Teaching Extensive Reading: A Response

Top ten principles for teaching extensive reading: A response
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An article by Philip Prowse in the journal Reading in a Foreign Language on the basic principles of extensive reading

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Does reading (and learning a language) require two brains?

Does reading (and learning a language) require two brains? | Getting the reading habit | Scoop.it
I love it when a coincidence of listening and reading suddenly starts you thinking; when things kind of come together and actually wake your interest and amaze you (you =me, obviously) all over aga...
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a thought-provoking post from Jeremy Harmer that started off a very productive paper trail

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guided reading balls

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Ceri Jones's comment, January 31, 2013 4:23 PM
love the idea of this - though just as easy to make your own. Shame the images doesn't show though as that's hat first caught my eye (thanks to ELT Turkey for the link on facebook)
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Reader response codes

Reader response codes | Getting the reading habit | Scoop.it
This topic has come up in conversation a couple of times in the last few days, and then again during yesterday’s #eltchat on adapting coursebooks. Shortly afterwards, I was rummaging through some o...
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an introduction to reader response codes and their use in class

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Extensive reading: why it is good for our students… and for us.

Extensive reading: why it is good for our students… and for us. | Getting the reading habit | Scoop.it
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An article by Alan Maley on the British Council Teaching English website about  the benefits of extensive reading (includes an extensive bibliography)

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Neuroscience: Double Deficits, Rapid Naming and Other Contributors to Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia - Dr. Maryanne Wolf

Neuroscience: Double Deficits, Rapid Naming and Other Contributors to Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia - Dr. Maryanne Wolf | Getting the reading habit | Scoop.it
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what interested me most initially was the section on the importance of phonology ... of hearing words in our heads as we read 

 

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a new fixation …

a new fixation … | Getting the reading habit | Scoop.it
  A couple of weeks ago I was walking home from football practice with my son and our conversation turned to reading for pleasure and language acquistion (… though maybe not in quite tho...
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Ceri Jones's comment, March 5, 2013 4:55 AM
an example of vocabulary acquisition through extensive reading and the value of discussing reading material
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How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader

How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader | Getting the reading habit | Scoop.it
Author James Patterson: It's up to parents, not teachers, to get ball rolling with kids (especially boys) reading--luckily there are plenty of resources to help.
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