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Reading matters

Adrian Tennant presents a series of articles about teaching reading, including techniques and strategies, plus practical teaching tips.

Inside Reading matters

  • Reading matters: What is reading?

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: Article

    This is the first in a series of articles looking at various aspects of teaching reading. The first article takes a look at what we actually mean by reading and whether or not it can be taught or just practised.

  • Reading matters: Genre

    Type: Article Staff Room

    This is the second article in a series looking at various aspects of teaching reading. This article develops and further explores the issue of text types introduced in the first article in the series. At the end of the article a number of practical activities are suggested.

  • Reading matters: Decoding texts

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: Article

    Adrian Tennant delves into the detail of how texts are put together and how you can infer meaning. He also covers the presumptions we make when reading texts and how to deal with issues such as vocabulary within a text as well as issues connected to punctuation.

  • Reading matters: Extensive reading

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: Article

    This article looks at extensive reading and aims to answer the following questions: What is extensive reading ? Why is extensive reading valuable for learning? What types of reading can be done? How do you incorporate extensive reading into your teaching? How do you find out what the students have learnt? And what about using audio books?

  • Reading matters: Reading strategies

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: Article Staff Room

    This is the third article in a series looking at various aspects of teaching reading. This article looks at a variety of different strategies and examines why, when and how you might use each of them to develop your students' reading skills.

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