READING STATIONS: A TRANSITIONAL ACTIVITY TO EXTENSIVE READING

Nguyễn Xuân Quỳnh

Abstract


Extensive Reading (ER) is a method that allows students to read widely and easily in various topics, primarily for pleasure and general understanding. To introduce ER to the current reading curriculum, an experimental, transitional activity called Reading Station was conducted in two Reading 4 classes in English Department of Hue University, in which students were asked to collect and share online English articles with each other during the class time. Questionnaire and focused-group discussion’s results based on 7-week practice revealed that students showed great interest in the activity and claimed to see certain impacts of this activity on the improvement of knowledge and skills. The study’s positive outcome implies the potential of using similar activities to solve various challenges in traditional Reading classes.

Keywords


Extensive reading; reading station; transitional activity

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