Teachers are always looking for reading materials suitable for their current topic and that fits their students’ reading level. Marshall’s Reading is a great resource. Please look at the page on Marshall’s for some teaching ideas.
Welcome back teachers! Wishing you a great quarter, wherever you may be! Today’s post focuses on reading and reading strategies. A lot of the information in this post is for the higher ESL levels and ERV. I hope some of these are new to you! What are your favorite sites for developing reading skills? Please share them in the comments!
UNC Writing Center http://writingcenter.unc.edu/esl/resources/academic-reading-strategies/
Grammar http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ This site, as indicated by its name, is heavy on the grammar but it also includes composition and writing guides.
Harvard Writing Center http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/
University of Victoria Study Zone http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/ This site includes timed readings and exercises. Levels start with high beginner.
University of Washington/Bothell http://www.bothell.washington.edu/wacc/for-students/eslhandbook/reading This page is geared towards the student, and includes reading and learning strategies.
University of Texas http://uteach.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/files/SixKeyStrategiesELL.pdf This site is all about reading strategies, not actual reading practice. Detailed and informative. Would be great for students.
Using English for Academic Purposes.com http://www.uefap.com/ Go to the site, click on “Reading”. From there, you’ll see links on note taking, strategies, efficiency, critical thinking, etc.
English for University http://englishforuniversity.com/ This site if FULL of info, from reading and writing guides to video and classroom presentations and exercises.
Marshall Education http://resources.marshalladulteducation.org/reading_skills_home.html Readings are organized according to level. Each story includes pre-reading and vocabulary.
And lastly, an interesting article about teaching reading, along with teaching tips. https://lincs.ed.gov/readingprofiles/MC_Text_Comprehension.htm