4 Great Reading Activities

This worksheet contains teacher's notes and detailed explanations for four great reading activities: Pleasantries, Imagine, Close Up, and Storytime.

Each comes with detailed notes on what the stages are and what the teacher should do, etc. 


All four Reading activities have as a common aim the transfer of natural first language strategies to second language reading.
•    Prediction activities will encourage students to anticipate possible meanings before reading in English, just as they do naturally in their native language.
•    Reading for the gist (instead of word by word) and guessing meanings from the context as they read will both stimulate natural reading habits.
•    Visualisation plays a big part in reading comprehension and will improve students' innate ability to make pictures in their head.
•    Summarising introduces the students to the feel of text structure.