Welcome to Fun with reading! In each column post and accompanying activity sheet I will share fun ideas and practical tips for teaching reading to English learners. For some students, reading in a foreign language is a very difficult skill to master. It can be a challenge for teachers to keep learners motivated and interested in reading. The activities in this column will help you and your students enjoy the experience of reading.

One of the main challenges of keeping students motivated is that learners are often asked to read alone. Putting students in pairs and having them read aloud can liven up the classroom and make reading more fun. Download the activity sheet where you’ll find a reading text about pizza and some paired reading activities for you to try with your students. If you’d like to try the activities with some other reading texts please visit Dreamreader.net where you’ll find texts on a wide variety of topics.

 

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