My notes for the Before Reading Your Book: How to work on books you read (2 pdf pages)
- For 2019-20 C1.1’s: Book 1: the Wangari Maathai autobiography – Some of my personal language notes as an example for students
- For 2019-20 C1.2’s: Book 1: Room, a novel by Emma Donoghue (Please, don’t watch the film / forget about the film; and please don’t discard reading this book till I explain why it’s a relevant read)
- Plus a Book 2 you find on the Reading Club TP eCampus. You need to read a minimum of two books in the school year. The second book can be a collection of stories and poems, too.
On the Talking People eCampus I created an online “course” with forums where I posted info about the books I suggest. You can sign up / register + subscribe to the course, and then use the forums for reading, finding resources and posting your own.
- Reading Club on the Talking People eCampus. I always try to include audio/audiovisual materials too, and you could help!
- You will be doing a lot more reading than this, really, and you need to keep a list of the kinds of texts your read, e.g. blog posts!, because reading like this is key to learn to write, too.
- You need to check related cards in the C1 Resource Pack
- You can also download some of my (and other teachers’) stories: Stories from My Teacher
- And check out my Language Learning from Reading blog, with my own notes on how I learn the language from what I read, well, from the books I read /red/ and use as proposals in this course.
- Dictionaries: Descriptivism vs Prescriptivism. War is Over!