Kids like sharing books. I've had students pass books from hand to hand outside of class for weeks because they found them so compelling. Paper books are superior in almost every way. Digital books are infinitely better than no books, but begin thinking about how to budget for and [...]
It's here! I have been working on this book for a year and a half, (well, actually, my whole career). And it's finally done. This is the best of what I teach teachers. It is some of the best work I have ever written, a distillation of all my [...]
'Comprehensible' and 'Interesting' nine times in kid-friendly language... Find a printable version of this post on the 'Free Stuff' page of my website, brycehedstrom.com, in the 'Reading' section.
To become fluent, students need to be reading tens of thousands of words in the target language. They need to read not just occasionally, but all the time, beginning in level 1. All of these quotes about teaching reading come from Bryce's new reading workshop. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org [...]
Put this poster on each wall of your classroom if you and your students are new to extensive reading (FVR, SSR), especially if you are teaching reluctant readers. It will help both you and them to focus on what you are doing. Download a printable version here: DEAR STUDENTS [...]
Find free reading materials on Storylabs, an online library for language learning. Access their free materials here: https://www.storylabs.online/freebies. The stories on Storylabs have accompanying audio, online and printable activities, as well as usage tracking so teachers can hold their students accountable. The text of these stories cannot be copied, [...]