Sue Leather Webinar on Extensive Reading: a date for your diary

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 will surely be worth it!

LitSIG Webinar

Sat. 18 November 2017 at 5pm UK time

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 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.

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The John Milne Innovation Award 2017

Tom receives his award

Tom receives his award

The Extensive Reading Foundation is delighted to announce that the 2017 recipient of the John Milne Innovation Award for services to Extensive Reading is our own Chair of the Extensive Reading Foundation Board, Thomas Robb. The award was presented by Professor Richard Day, the co-founder of the Foundation, at the Extensive Reading World Conference 4 at the Toyo Gakuen University in Tokyo on August 7th this year.

Tom’s contribution to Extensive Reading is huge; he is the creator of M-Reader, an on-line aid to schools wishing to implement an extensive reading programme, and he is a tireless advocate for ER at TESOL conventions worldwide. His wisdom, knowledge and enthusiasm have been major forces in making the Foundation what it is today, and in driving the latest very successful ERWC4. Although Tom has officially retired from Kyoto Sangyo University, there is no doubt that his work will continue to guide and influence Extensive Reading globally for many years to come.

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