Tag: Reading

A PLN for ELT Professionals

How can we develop metacognitive awareness of reading strategies in our learners? #ELTchat summary 02/03/2016

    Original drawing from http://www.adventuresinliteracyland.com/2014/01/concrete-metacognition.html Metacognitive Reading Strategies – the summary  Summary written by Rachel Appleby alias  @rapple18 on twitter   We had a cosy group of eight or nine participants for this chat – on Metacognitive Reading Strategies. What do you think we discussed? What do you already know about reading strategies, or…
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Guessing words from context – is it a good thing? #ELTchat Summary 06/03/2013

Summary So welcome to this summary of the rather lively chat we had on the subject of guessing from context (GFC). The topic had a slow start but built up to a lively climax, going on even after the final bell.   Questions questions There were many questions asked like, is GFC a good thing? Do students need…
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Reading Aloud – Useful or a Waste of Time? #ELTchat Summary 21/09/2011

This summary was contributed by Yitzha Sarwono (@yitzhasarwono on Twitter) and posted on her blog   It is reproduced here with her kind permission and our thanks!   For all the curious minds and ELT Enthusiasts out there (as myself too), Wednesday would be one of those day to be looking forward too. Not just because it’s…
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How can we keep our learners engaged in receptive skills lessons? #ELTchat Summary 21/09/11

Summary contributed by Antonia Clare – @antoniaclare on Twitter – Many thanks from all #ELTchat followers!   Having established first of all that receptive skills = listening and reading, the first issue debated was whether it is really appropriate to bunch the two skills together (as they actually require different approaches).  However, it was decided…
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How do you deal with students with low levels of literacy (even in their L1)? #ELTchat summary 04/05/2011 Part 1 of 2

This summary (Part 1 of 2) was contributed by Mike Harrison – @harrisonmike on Twitter – on his blog and is reproduced here with his kind permission. Many thanks Mike and we look forward to Part 2!   Summary Part 1   Finally, I got my topic for #ELTchat! I had proposed the topic of…
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