reading Tag

By Dr Jeremy Koay Most of us would agree that innovation is a result of imagination and creativity. How can language teachers and parents encourage children to be more imaginative and creative when reading stories? Consider...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Fluency is often associated with the ability to perform a task quickly, smoothly and effortlessly, as Jiang (2016) summarises. However, this aspect of language should not be considered in isolation...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Children who have issues with reading are sometimes described as poor, reluctant, or struggling readers (Jalongo & Hirsh, 2010). These descriptions tend to focus on children rather than their reading...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view In literature classes, a common focus for reading is aesthetic appreciation of a particular text. However, the focus of reading in an ESOL classroom tends to be on finding information....

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view As the name suggests, intensive reading refers to reading short texts thoroughly and with clear goals, such as to answer reading comprehension questions or to identify how sentences are linked....

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Graded readers are generally understood as storybooks that are simplified and adapted for children by limiting the vocabulary range and controlling the grammatical structures. However, content is not limited to...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Trying to improve my English as a secondary school student in Malaysia, I tried to read as many English books as I could. I went to the school library and...

by Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view As a young child, my mother would spend time reading graded readers with me. This is what it looks like. I would read aloud from a book and my mother...