Fukuoka JALT:

(1) What is Reading Anyway? (2) Extensive reading and Blogs

Date: Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: (1) Joseph Tomei; (2) Joseph Tomei, Paul Beaufait and Richard Lavin

Description:
(1) What is Reading Anyway?
Joseph Tomei, Associate Professor, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Abstract: Extensive Reading proponents say 'Reading is caught, not taught'. But what is it that students are catching? In this presentation, I will review what we know about reading and try to highlight the gaps in our knowledge about what goes on in the process of reading as well as linking it to other skills.

Extensive Reading and Blogs
Joseph Tomei, Associate Professor, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Paul Beaufait, Associate Professor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto
Richard Lavin, Professor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto
Abstract: Over the past five years, we have been using blogs in writing classes (you can view previous student blogs linked through the Weblogging in Kumamoto (WinK) project, found at winkhome.org) and have added a component for encouraging extensive reading. We'll explain our rationales and methods for incorporating extensive reading materials to writing classes, as well as some of the challenges that we've faced in doing so. We also hope to present a number of ideas for developing an extensive reading library and getting students engaged in extensive reading.

Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Hakata Bus Terminal, 9F, Room #2

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

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