Sunday 1:15 - 2:05 PM
Reading Strategies That Work
Terence G. Crowther
Oxford University Press
Reading offers one of the most enjoyable mediums of language acquisition
for children. Kids love to read and they love to be read to. Reading, therefore,
is best used as both a receptive and a productive language learning tool.
Receptive learning occurs when students hear language without being
required to reproduce it. For example, this might occur when a teacher
reads a storybook to a class strictly for their amusement and without requiring
them to articulate it.
Productive learning occurs when students are required to produce language
orally. An example of this would occur when a student is asked to read
aloud from a graded reader or a textbook.
In this session, reading strategies that incorporate both receptive
and productive teaming techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.
Terence Crowther, author of Up and Away in Phonics and Up and Away
in English, has been teaching English to children in Asia for over fifteen
years. He currently owns and operates a successful chain of English
language schools for children based on the island of Taiwan. A graduate
of Brigham Young University, Mr. Crowther has authored over fifty books
for children. Mr. Crowther is also the founder of "Angel's Abode",
a non-profit organization that sponsors homeless children and contributes
funds to the Viengping Children's Home in Chianginai, Thiland.