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Teaching Reading



Bill Templer of GISIG drew this podcast on reading by Stephen Krashen to that list's attention.




(This may be a different tinyurl than the one I quoted before. It could be I've just created a second,

but all roads lead to Rome, I hope.)



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Recommended sites



Gladys Baya

  1. http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html - British Library Online Gallery - Here you can get 15 interactive books for your classes... Good connection to the Web required!
  2. If your students usually read on their own computers, they can download a free monolingual dictionary from http://wordweb.info/free/ . When reading on screen, they can easily access the meaning of any word they do not understand! (no need to be connected!)

Larry Ferlazo

1. http://www.bayworld.net/ferlazzo/englishbeg.html#reading


Elizabeth Hanson-Smith


Reading Online YG is closed as a discussion group, but the FILES and LINKS areas contain good materials.


Nina Lyulkun

  1. American Literature: Student Web Projects  This weblog is a part of a collaborative web project exploring American literature created by the second-year studentds of the Department of Foreign Languages and Area Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University. The blog is run by Anna V. Filatova and worth to take a look at.
  2. Techniques for Teaching Reading Effectively could be found here.
  3. If some of you are interested in more resources, visit the Language Resource Centre at The George Washington University and learn more about Teaching Reading tips.
  4. Skills and Strategies of effective readers  could be found HERE.
  5. Important Steps to Teaching Reading - For Students with Reading Difficulties are offered by Sue Watson.
  6. Four Main Methods Learning to Read mostly for kids.
  7. You will find many interesting and useful tips on Teaching Reading  with Teaching Today.
  8. Tons of resources for reading and listening is available  at E.L.Easton.
  9. Teaching Reading Through Poetry is offered by  Claudia Dybdahl, from University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Education.


Carla Arena


The Reading Treasures in the Language Classroom Show

A webcasting session with Carla Arena, Illya, Dennis Oliver, Erika and Dennis Newson with practical reading ideas for the classroom. It was an idea to give our contribution to LwC.


Dear Carla and others,

I'd like to congratulate you on the wonderful discussion and recording.

I had a great time listening to you!




Nahir Aparicio

Critical literacy is an educational practice that goes beyond Critical reading, it aims at developing in learners a different way to examine language. Interesting.                  http://www.criticalliteracy.org.uk/elt/whatiscl.html

Another useful site for extensive reading        http://www.extensivereading.net/index.html

Free electronic books                                    http://www.classicbookshelf.com/

Just to keep in mind: Gutemberg project              http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/


 Dennis in Phoenix

General Reading Links


English: Reading (E. L. Easton)

ESL: Reading (The Internet TESL Journal)

ESL/EFL Teaching/Learning Resources: Reading (Christine Bauer-Ramazani)


Critical Reading Links


Critical Reading (Dan Kurland)

Overview: Critical Reading (Colorado State University)

Teaching Critical Reading through Literature (ERIC Digest)

Critical Reading Towards Critical Writing (University of Toronto)

The Critical Reading Process (Youngstown State University)

Questions for Critical Reading (Dallas Community College District)


Folktale Links (good for extensive/individual reading practice)


Tales of Wonder: Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World (R. F. Darsie collection)

Folklore and Mythology: Electronic Texts (D. L. Ashliman: University of Pittsburgh)

American Folklore (U.S. Canadian, Mexican)



I also heartily recommend a wonderful collection of online English-language classics:

Great Books Online: Project Bartleby



One More Resource


Another resource that I recommend: The Reading Matrix


This site offers a wealth of articles and materials—including a quiz generator. Most
(though not all) of the materials here are free.


Don't forget to check out the online journal that is part of the Reading Matrix materials.




Comments (1)

Anonymous said

at 7:12 am on Sep 3, 2007

Dear Dennis,
Thank you very much for the valuable links and for the well organized list of them. You are always a good example and adviser. We really missed you here, online.
Best regards, Nina Lyulkun

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