Reading:

Read everywhere.

Reading this Wiki page from your fellow students is a good start.

Read what is interesting to you.

Go to the library.

Chat with the librarians.

Take a tour.


- Kinetic 3/16



(B&B 2015)

CLB Focused Abilities for Audio Books & Podcasts:

Listen for main ideas/ factual details
Note taking
Infer meaning
Get the gist
Make inferences Identify register
Identify signals for turn-taking, interruption etc.
Identify idiomatic expressions
Recognize / identify correct sequence
Recognize emotion expressed through tone, intonation
Recognize context (Who is speaking? Where?)


In addition to libraries many sites offer access to free audio of public domain books. These sites include:

http://www.readworks.org/

Open Culture www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks
Lit2Go http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go
LibriVox https://librivox.org
Repeat After Us www.repeatafterus.com
Storyline Online www.storylineonline.net

ESL Audio Book Resources:

ESL Bits ESL Yes http://esl-bits.net
Agenda Web www.agendaweb.org/listening/audio-books.html
ESL Yes http://www.eslyes.com

General Podcasts

Misfits Audio http://misfitsaudio.com/comments
AiringPods www.airingpods.com
NPR www.npr.org/podcasts
Cloud Caster www.cloud-caster.com/PodcastDiscovery/Categories
VOA www.voanews.com/programindex.aspx
CBC http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/


Reading Resources
. wordsmyth.net, orThe free Dictionary

ØCanadian focus Reading ESL.caStories by Subject – Simple English with comprehension check, vocabulary and gap fill exercises

ØSearchLIT.org Inspired Literature inspiring Literacy

ØManythings for ESL - adapted from material produced by the Voice of America (VOA).

Children’s Resources

ØRead-along Listening Resources – meant for public school, but graded and various

ØReading is Fundamental, Micetro Mozart, the Opera House Mouse”, Machu Picchu


The library is not just for reading !
Do the following Scavenger Hunt at your local Library Branch.
Carefree 13/02/04