To help your students learn a world language, don’t forget the power of reading! In this practical book from Donna Spangler and John Alex Mazzante, you’ll gain a variety of strategies and activities that you can use to teach students to read in a world language, boosting their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Perfect for any age or proficiency level, these classroom-ready activities can easily be adapted to suit your needs!
- A discussion of the challenges to teaching reading in the world language classroom
- A variety of adaptable pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies and activities for students across grade levels and languages
- Essential tips for cultivating vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension
- Reader’s Theater – a special chapter of strategies for implementing this exciting technique
- A list of helpful websites and apps for world language teachers
- Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your classroom
Busy world language teachers will love this book’s numerous classroom examples, ready-to-use templates, and free online reading sources. Bonus: The book includes eResources that are free to adapt and print for classroom use from our website, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138853515.
Meet the Authors
Part 1: Reading in the World Language Classroom
Part 2: Implications for L2 Teachers
Part 3: Reading Strategies
Part 4: Reading Activities
Part 5: Reader's Theater
Part 6: Resources, References, and Downloads
What a valuable resource for novice and veteran world language educators! The book is filled with ready-to-use reading strategies to enhance learning and understanding in the second language classroom. In addition, these strategies reinforce and expand reading skills in the first language. The result is a win-win situation for students and teachers!
--Jan Hostler Stewart, D.Ed., 2014-15 President, Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association
"World Language and ESOL teachers of all levels will find this book to be a valuable resource. As many schools are implementing some form of blended learning, these strategies are ideal for teachers to use in individualized learning activities for better differentiation."
--Linda Johnsen, former K-12 World Languages Cordinator for Falls Church City Public Schools