The Extensive Reading Foundation is pleased to announce that the 5th World Congress on Extensive Reading will be held at Feng Chia University in Taichung, Taiwan, August 9-12, 2019. Further information regarding plenary speakers and the call for papers will be posted as we get closer to the event. Please mark the date on your calendar!
Many of us have used graded readers written by Sue Leather to spark motivation for extensive reading. This webinar is a chance for us all to get inspiration for teaching from the writer herself.
So if you need to get up in the middle of the night for this..it will surely be worth it!
Sat. 18 November 2017 at 5pm UK time
Join us at http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/litsigwebinars/
Sue Leather on Extensive Reading — ‘The story’s the thing’
Characterisation, narrative style, description and plot …….
With ‘story-led’ readers, where these features are the important driving force, students at all levels can study ‘literature’.
How can original readers help you and your students to explore these features of narrative? During this session, you will be involved in some multi-skill activities which you can take away and try out with your students at all levels.
Speaker: Sue Leather
Sue Leather has been in the ELT field for thirty years. Originally from the north west of England, she worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and educational manager in Spain, UK and the Netherlands. She has an MA in Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. She has written a number of articles for ELT journals and magazines, and is a frequent presenter at international conferences.
Sue has been writing original learner fiction since 1990 and has written almost 30 readers. She won the Extensive Reading Foundation Award with her CUP reader Dead Cold. She has worked on series with OUP, CUP, Mary Glasgow and Heinemann. She is Joint Series Editor of the National Geographic/Cengage series Page Turners. Sue runs a consultancy group, Sue Leather Associates, which delivers training and consultancy internationally.