The ERF provided Vicky Allen a grant for $3000 to purchase both books and tablets so that her students could you MReader to take quizzes. It was frustrating at first due to the poor connectivity, but “because our directors were determined to implement extensive reading into the school, they were willing to invest their money into getting reliable Internet for our reading program and it now finally works!”
“Back in February, there were only two classes using it, even with the poor Internet, and then two more classes joined before the end of the quimester when the new Internet was up and running. In one of the original classes, seven young Indigenous adult women read a total of 147 books. All of these students moved from Level 1 books to Level 3 or 4! In the other class, which was comprised of adults, the attendance fluctuated greatly so the individual results were a bit different. The adults still read a total of 84 books and they became very excited when they passed the mReader quizzes! The motivation of these online quizzes is obvious with all ages!”
See her entire report here.
The 2018 Indonesian Extensive Reading Roadshow has successfully concluded, having reached nearly 1000 during its 6 days of events. See the schedule below. “Contagious energy” was the summary offered by Lanoke Paradita (3rd from left).
The entire crew in a lighter moment.
Practice accessing ER websites
1. Introducing the right concept of Extensive Reading and why it is important
2. Introducing some good websites of graded readers (er-central, Xreading, etc)
3. Introducing the ERF website and the official website of IERA: iera-extensivereading.id
4. Introducing and inviting the participants to join the IERA FB group and have discussion on ER there.
5. Sharing good practices on implementing ER in Indonesian setting
– Yuseva Iswandari: Helping setting up ER in some schools and possible follow-up activities after doing ER
– Lanoke Paradita: Implementing ER in non-English department classes
– Anita Kurniawati: Implementing ER in English classes where ER is included in the curriculum (ER class)
6. Inviting participants to participate on the ERF lucky draw to win 1.000.000 IDR book donation