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 [...]
I will be a guest lecturer at Kansas State University on April 3. Topic will be Effective L2 Reading Strategies. If you're in the area, let me or Miki Loschky, Ph.D., know.
NOTE: I've been teaching Latin almost exclusively with Roman myths lately - with very positive results. I shared this Darmok activity some time ago. Since this technique is working so well, it bears repeating. Download the updated Darmok classroom activity here. If you love science fiction, like I do, [...]
(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 [...]
Kelly, a reader of this blog, writes: Thank you for the thorough and interesting materials on your website. I am experimenting with a bunch of them this year, especially the SSR and Quickwrite components of a daily schedule. . A quick question - would you allow students to listen to [...]
Excerpts from the book and workshop Hi-Impact Reading Strategies by Bryce Hedstrom. Authentic texts (or too difficult texts) do not allow students to read for meaning. “The use of authentic texts with learners often has an effect opposite to that intended: instead of helping the reader to read for [...]