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THE HOBBIT IN LATIN

By |2024-05-10T20:39:12-06:00May 8th, 2024|

Talk about compelling reading! As you may know, I have begun to learn and teach Latin at the request of my grown daughter. And I am learning it the way I advise world language teachers to teach: with comprehensible input. I have been reading books in Latin that are [...]

HOW TO FINANCE YOUR CLASSROOM LIBRARY

By |2024-02-07T19:40:39-07:00June 29th, 2023|

Laura, a beginning teacher, writes: "I would love to use some of your books and start some FVR, How do I do that if the school doesn't have extra money to buy books for FVR and books to read together?" Good question, and one that I get asked a [...]

THE VALUE OF FREE READING

By |2023-01-30T10:17:48-07:00January 30th, 2023|

(This article was originally published in the International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching (IJFLT), Summer, 2005 edition under the title Another Win for Harry Potter: More Evidence of the Value of Free Reading. I'm still learning from this kid.) Here is the article in a pdf format. Have you [...]

Quantity Beats Quality

By |2022-08-19T13:21:08-06:00August 19th, 2022|

(This is a excerpt from my book and workshop: Hi-Impact Reading Strategies: How to Accelerate Fluency and Proficiency with Reading. Get the book in hard copy here and the eBook here.) When designing your Independent Reading Program this year, consider this. An interesting experiment is described in the book [...]

LET THEM READ JUNK!

By |2023-05-27T13:59:02-06:00February 19th, 2022|

Multilevel Classes? Junk May Be the Answer Every class is a multilevel class. The schedule may say students are all in level 1 and have been placed in the appropriate class, but reading levels are all over the place, or soon will be. When the spread becomes wide, how [...]

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