Helping Children Learn to Read - From recognizing English sounds to reading words
Date: Sunday, July 6th, 2008 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
The joy of reading is much greater than a teacher might think. Reading books or even simple words motivates children a lot. Reading picture books also gives children chances to see or virtually experience how lives are in other cultures. Children in Japan rarely have opportunities to use their English outside class. Giving children opportunities to read books aloud is one of the things EFL teachers can offer them to use what they have learned in class. In this workshop the participants will be asked to actively experience various literacy awareness activities. Activities will include card games, board games and other easy to prepare activities that help children recognize sound and letter connection and read simple words. Informal observation on classes where children have learned to read without using any phonics workbooks but by playing games will be also discussed.
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan) (ETJ Saitama)
Cost: ETJ Members: 500 yen
Non-members: 1000 yen
Venue: Sakuragi Kominkan, Shino-Omiya Center Plaza 5F, 5 minutes' walk from Omiya Station, West Exit
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