Fifty Ways to Teach Reading: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers

Wayzgoose Press
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This book for ESL/EFL teachers has 50 activities, games, techniques, and exercises to help you teach reading skills in an enjoyable way – for both you and your students! The book is divided into five sections:

a) Pre-reading Activities
b) Reading Activities
c) Post-reading Activities
d) Intensive Reading Activities
e) Extensive Reading Activities

The Fifty Ways to Teach series gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master English. Most of the ideas can be used for both beginning and advanced classes. Many require little to no preparation or special materials. The ideas can be used with any textbook, or without a textbook at all. These short, practical guides aim to make your teaching life easier, and your students' lives more rewarding and successful. 

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About the author

Dr. Shane Dixon, Senior International Educator, Arizona State University, has designed teacher training and custom programs for groups from China, Korea, Japan, Iraq, Peru, and Mexico, and has created language programs for companies such as General Electric (Brazil), LG (Korea), and Toyota (Japan). Most recently, Dr. Dixon was the academic director for a large scale (500 person) English teacher training program sponsored by the Mexican government. He is currently designing ASU's online TESOL certificate program (Teach English Now!) at https://www.coursera.org/learn/english-principles on the Coursera platform. He holds a doctorate in educational technology from Arizona State University and a master's degree in English language planning and policy from Brigham Young University.

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Publisher
Wayzgoose Press
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Published on
May 13, 2016
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Pages
36
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Language
English
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Genres
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
Language Arts & Disciplines / Reading Skills
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Without grammar, you can't say much; but without vocabulary, you can't say anything.Vocabulary is the foundation of successful language learning. ESL/EFL learners need to be familiar with a great many words if they want to read, write, listen, or speak with ease. In addition to the sheer number of words and phrases students need to learn, what makes vocabulary acquisition so tricky is that one “pass” is never enough. In order to really “know” a word, learners need to know, among other things, how to spell it, how to pronounce it, what other words it collocates with, what prefixes and suffixes it takes, what grammatical patterns it fits with, and what positive or negative associations it may have.

Research shows that students learn the most easily when they are interested and having fun. Games and activities that engage students, whether they are adults or children, will help them create stronger memories and store these memories for longer.

This book is divided into three sections:

1. Introducing new vocabulary
2. Reviewing and remembering vocabulary
3. Assessment opportunities

and provides 50 ideas (plus one bonus tip!) for helping your students learn and remember vocabulary. Photos and downloadable worksheets are included.

The Fifty Ways to Teach series gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master English. Most of the ideas can be used for both beginning and advanced classes. Many require little to no preparation or special materials. The ideas can be used with any textbook, or without a textbook at all. These short, practical guides aim to make your teaching life easier, and your students' lives more rewarding and successful.
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