Using Reading to Teach a World Language: Strategies and Activities

1st Edition

Donna Spangler, John Alex Mazzante

Published February 24, 2015
Reference - 174 Pages
ISBN 9781138853515 - CAT# Y176943

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To help your students learn a world language, don’t forget the power of reading! In this practical book from Donna Spangler and John Alex Mazzante, you’ll gain a variety of strategies and activities that you can use to teach students to read in a world language, boosting their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Perfect for any age or proficiency level, these classroom-ready activities can easily be adapted to suit your needs!

Special features:

  • A discussion of the challenges to teaching reading in the world language classroom
  • A variety of adaptable pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies and activities for students across grade levels and languages
  • Essential tips for cultivating vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension
  • Reader’s Theater – a special chapter of strategies for implementing this exciting technique
  • A list of helpful websites and apps for world language teachers
  • Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your classroom

Busy world language teachers will love this book’s numerous classroom examples, ready-to-use templates, and free online reading sources. Bonus: The book includes eResources that are free to adapt and print for classroom use from our website,


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