WHO IS THIS VIDEO FOR?
This is video is meant for language teachers or language learners. English learners will need to be upper intermediate in order to follow comfortably.
WHAT IS IN THE VIDEO?
This is the second video for the Language Focused Learning Strand. Knowing the difference between intensive reading and extensive reading is particularly important. If you look at the chart that I point out at the beginning of each video, you will see that there should be twice as much time with extensive reading compared to intensive reading. Actually, if you include the read and listen activities with graded readers (the whole meaning focused input strand) and compare them with intensive reading (which also shares time with word cards), you’ll find that there shouldn’t be that much time at all spent on this kind of activity. This video will give you ideas of how to use intensive reading in a class with students or how to approach the activity if you are learning a language on your own.