Welcome to Reading in Mind!
Are you an ELD teacher? Are your students struggling with their reading?
This handbook is designed for you to help improve your students’ reading level and comprehension.
What do I need to know before I use the book?
Before you use Reading in Mind, you need to have a set of non-fiction texts for Expanding level ELD students or you can use a suggested list of reading resources at the end of the handbook ( see p. 46).
How can I use the activities from the handbook?
Activities can be used for different types of work: individual work, pair work, and group work.
What do my students need to know before I give them reading activities?
Your students need to be familiar with the reading comprehension topics before they start working on the reading activities. Activating students’ background knowledge or explicit teaching of the concepts would be beneficial for students’ success.
Is the book only developed for Expanding level students?
No, the activities can be modified for higher level students as well.
How much preparation do the activities require?
Teacher’s notes section has a detailed explanation of each activity, however you might need to make some adjustments depending on your students’ level and backgrounds.