How to Use Whole-Class Novels Without Killing the Joy of Reading

When we require our students to read a certain novel or other book together as a class, we are always at risk of committing readicide. The term “readicide” comes from Kelly Gallagher’s book, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It. The author argues that many of the practices used …

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How to Do a MovieTalk with Full-Length Movies

In my first few years of teaching ESL, I always thought that movies and videos in English would be great resources to use in class. But whenever I tried to use them, it never worked well. The students could barely understand anything, and the whole experience just ended up being frustrating for both my students …

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