Activities that create student driven compelling input are powerful. They save you time and meet students where they are at in the acquisition process.
Read and reorganize into L1 word order.
Today students turned in Self Directed Reading Log sheets with 22 reading sessions logged. We started the semester reading for 5 minutes twice a week. We are now reading for 8 minute sessions. I'm happy with the progress and overall students are progressing and demonstrating what they are understanding. Here are a few observations from … Continue reading Self Directed Reading (FVR) observations
Reading responses to drive input for the next class.
Offer students a chance to respond to reading with choice that they direct. Use as an emergency sub plan in conjunction with an FVR, SSR or SDR program.
When I taught with a grammar laden syllabus I struggled finding ways to get students to read. Everything we did seemed completely dependent upon me and I always felt it was a waste of time as few students seemed to make connections. The most important aspect for reading is to have material that students can … Continue reading 2 ways to facilitate partner reading