Guy Cihi

Lexxica R&D

EdTech Entrepreneur - Producer of WordEngine. Attention ER advocates: Use the free VCheck lexical test to ensure that your students are reading at the optimal level based on their lexical ability. VCheck allows you to confidently assign GR titles that will provide an optimal 97% to 99% coverage for each student. Contact: gcihi@lexxica.co.jp to get started.


Sessions

ER SIG forum

Zoom E

Conducting classroom-based research on extensive reading allows language teachers to contribute to knowledge about a valuable approach to language learning; however, a strong understanding of research methodology is essential to execute meaningful studies. Greg Sholdt reports on a unique professional development project that helps language teachers gain skills and knowledge related to conducting quantitative research. He provides an overview of the project and explains benefits of this approach to professional development. Following the presentation, Pat Conaway will lead a discussion on how the ER SIG can replicate the project framework to increase the opportunities to conduct research and raise its quality. While results from research can support using ER in the classroom, It is also important for teachers to get their students interested in extensive reading with engaging classroom activities. The final part of the seminar will be a slam session in which teachers will have a maximum of five minutes to explain a successful ER activity they have used: Making picture dictionaries, Reader's theater, Pattern seekers - teaching and testing scanning, the Extensive Reading Foundation placement test, and using the V-Check level test.

Sponsored: Lexxica R&D WordEngine Forum

For new and experienced WordEngine users. All questions answered, all suggestions welcome.

Sponsored: Lexxica R&D WordEngine Forum

For new and experienced WordEngine users. All questions answered, all suggestions welcome.