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Displaying and sharing reading materials

Assessing different ways of sharing and displaying reading materials with learners.

When teaching a reading lesson, it’s important to plan how the text will be shared with learners. Will you display it on your platform’s whiteboard? Display it on your screen and share it with learners during the lesson? Or provide learners with a handout to print before the lesson? In this video Helen discusses some of the things teachers need to think about when planning reading lessons.

Task 1

Watch Helen and make some notes about these questions:

1. What different options does Helen mention for showing materials to learners?

2. What problems with displaying reading texts does Helen highlight?

3. What solutions does Helen suggest for sharing texts, exercises and activities.

Task 2

Now, evaluate each option yourself. Complete the table below with the potential strengths and weaknesses of each option.

Means of sharing reading material Strengths Weaknesses
Display the text on a whiteboard    
Display the text on your screen and share your screen with learners during the lesson    
Provide learners with a handout before the lesson, e.g. via email    
Provide learners with a link to the text during the lesson    
Please note down your answers on a piece of paper

Now, check your answers.

Reflect and share

How would you share reading materials with your students? Which digital tools would you use? Share your ideas and experiences in the comments.

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