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ESL Reading Collection

by Naima Mustapha
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This collection consists of sites to improve reading skills for learners of English. Both learner and teacher resources included. Particularly useful for online courses.

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Breaking News English

Added 07/09/2013
Teaching Resources:All of these current events and business English lesson plans contain a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises. Classroom handouts are reproducible in Word a

Literature: What Makes a Good Short Story?

Added 07/09/2013
Using Susan Glaspell's short story "A Jury of Her Peers," this site explores the elements of good literature through the sections: Constructing Plot, Exploring Point of View, Creating Character, Describing Setting, and Analyzing Theme.

Center for Digital Storytelling

Added 07/09/2013
A good introduction to digital storytelling with videos that make it perfect for online study. See the video "Momnotmom"

Voices from the Gaps

Added 07/09/2013
designed primarily to serve as an active learning component in the literature classroom where the works of women writers of color are read and studied. Students can not only access the information provided on this site, but also participate in shaping the

La Mansión del Inglés

Added 07/09/2013
Reading and writing help in English for native speakers of Spanish.


Added 07/09/2013
Check out the reading section on this site for ideas to incorporate in teaching online.
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