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1 Reading is the Skill. Teaching students to unlock the full meaning of the texts they read is the single most powerful outcome a teacher can foster. If your students can read,they essentially can do anything.

2 R EADING A LOUD Grade Senior and FET learners

3 READING ALOUD Grade Senior and FET learners KZN Reading Association of South Africa AGM 21 February 2013, Clarence Road Primary School Lynda Swinbourn Academic Curriculum Director Inanda Seminary Tel :

4 2009 Wage war on non – readers

5 W HAT ? Teacher reading. Class reading one student after the other. Group reading.

6 WHY ? B UZZ Why Read - Aloud to teenagers? Next 5 mins Think of as many reasons as you can.

7 W HY ? Stimulates their imaginations and emotions. Models good reading behaviour. Exposes students to range of literature. Enriches their vocabulary. Makes difficult texts understandable. Supports independent teaching. It provides the teacher with a means of assessing whether her students are actually reading. (meaningful reading). It provides opportunities for your students to practice the three core elements of literacy instruction decoding, vocabulary and fluency.

8 HOW? Teacher Reading Grades 10 – 12 Focus Be an Active Listener

9 T HE L UNCHEON Somerset Maugham

10 DO NOW What do you think makes a story funny? Write about one example of a story, movie or even an advertisement that you found funny.

11 D ISCUSS Have you ever been in an uncomfortable situation that is impossible to get out of? This is a light hearted and witty story about a very uncomfortable situation When we are reading try to put yourself in the narrators shoes.

12 S OME VOCABULARY THAT WILL HELP Luncheon – a more formal form of lunch. Francs - French currency. Stone – weight (6.35kg) Bill of Fare – menu

13 S OME BACKGROUND INFORMATION The narrator of the story is a writer. He is not famous when this incident takes place and he is very short of money The lady he meets for lunch is an admirer of his work and he meets her for the first time at the restaurant face to face. He is rather disappointed when he meets her. He has been corresponding with her.

14 T HE S ETTING

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20 WOW ! What a lunch for someone who only eats one thing at lunch

21 MY TIPS Stimulate interest. Provide a few key points to contextualise the story for your learners. Provide a few vocabulary words that are important for comprehension Visual stimuli really help Dont stop too much and ask questions it disturbs the flow. Practice practice practice

22 C LASS READING GRADE 9 Meaningful reading Know your students Keep durations unpredictable Keep the identity of the next reader unpredictable Keep durations short Reduce transaction costs. Use bridging to maintain continuity Rely on a placeholder Control the Game Teach like a Champion Doug Lemov

23 Group Reading Grade 8

24 C LOSING R EFLECTIONS Discuss and share one takeaway you might like to try in your school. Questions you would like to ask to clarify some points


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