This is the third course in a series on using graded readers in the classroom. As we saw in the first course in this series ‘Getting started with Extensive Reading’, each student can choose their own book or you may choose to have a graded reader that the whole class reads together. In both cases, it’s important to use while-reading activities. This course will provide reasons for why this is important, and also provide you with some practical activities you can use with your students.
Sue Leather is an ELT Consultant, Trainer and Writer. She is Director of Sue Leather Associates, an ELT Consultancy group which supports international ELT projects, both face-to-face and online. Sue has also written some 30 graded readers with publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Cengage/National Geographic. She won the Language Learner Literature Award in 2005 for her reader Dead Cold and has been nominated twice. She is a board member of the Extensive Reading Foundation. An enthusiastic proponent of extensive reading, she has talked to teachers about using graded readers around the world.