Tag Archives: reading comprehension

The benefits of Literature Circles in ESL

In the past two weeks, I have introduced in my classes a very important reading activity called Literature Circles. LitCircles are small discussion groups in which children regularly discuss books. Students talk about events, characters in the book, interesting vocabulary, or personal experiences related to the story. Literature circles help students engage in critical thinking […]

Book Report Choices – An Excellent Way to Motivate Students to Read and Write

In my teaching practice, I am always looking for ways to motivate my students to read. I try to ensure that  students actively think about what they have read and that they are able to report about it orally and in writing. Unfortunately, I have experienced that writing book reports proves to be challenging for […]

Great Reading Comprehension Board Games!

For a long time, I have been looking for interesting reading comprehension board games that would engage my Grade 4 ESL students and allow them to practice their reading skills. Recently, a colleague of mine recommended a series from Edupressinc.com, a company that created a set of leveled reading comprehension games for elementary and middle […]