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Unit 4: Reading Skills


Welcome to Let's Teach English. This series offers free online training for English language educators worldwide. Voice of America and the University of Oregon are partners on this project. In this lesson, the teacher presents

Summary

In this lesson, we see the class working on a reading task. The homework for this class was for students to bring in pictures with examples of technology. They talk about them to prepare for the reading. Next, the teacher shows students how to make a graphic organizer to help them check their understanding of the reading.

The teacher uses one student's late arrival as an opportunity for other students to summarize the story using their graphic organizers. Graphic organizers are especially useful when a story or article discusses complex ideas or processes.

Teacher Preparation Video Transcript

This episode shows a model of teaching reading skills. Click on the image below to download a pdf of the transcript.

Let's Teach English Unit 4 - Reading Skills: Teacher Preparation
Let's Teach English Unit 4 - Reading Skills: Teacher Preparation

Women Teaching Women English Text

Click on the image below to download a pdf of the student text and teacher manual. At the end of the ten-unit course, the whole book will be available for download.

Women Teaching Women English Unit 4 - Reading Skills: Student & Teacher Texts
Women Teaching Women English Unit 4 - Reading Skills: Student & Teacher Texts

Women Teaching Women English Listening

These audio files go with Unit 4 of Women Teaching Women English. Click on the "Direct Link" button to the right of the player to download them.

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The Let’s Teach English video series offers free online training for English language educators worldwide. It is based on the Women Teaching Women English text for adult, beginning level learners. Voice of America and the University of Oregon are partners on this project. The course includes:

  1. An introductory segment which summarizes the main topics of second language teaching and shows classroom examples of the topics.
  2. Ten 5-minute video episodes based on the units of Women Teaching Women English. Each of these episodes provides a model of communicative language teaching through simulated language classroom interaction.
  3. Updated digital downloads of the Women Teaching Women English student book, teacher’s manual, and audio files.
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