Wow! It has been a long time. The summer went so quickly in many ways and now we are ready to move into a great fall season. Our second TIE meeting was last Thursday at 9:00 at Cafe Columbia. We had said that we would try this new format and the tutors who attended seemed to enjoy it. It was a little slow to start as we all got our drinks or muffins, but that was a good time to just visit and get to know who everyone is.
As we began some of the tutors were talking about how the new classes were going and some talking about how anxious they were to get their new classes started.
I then shared some ideas on how to use reading with your students and everyone chipped in an idea or two. I told the everyone that I would share the websites that I had visited for information so I will start with bit.ly/2e7iWM7 . This will take you to One Stop English and the article on Using Readers in the EFL/ESL classroom.
As most of you know the Busy Teacher site this is one of my favorites. busyteacher.org/4035-how-to-teach-a-perfect-reading-lesson.html will take you there. It is always so easy to understand and takes a step by step approach.
Ways of increasing student talk time is a subject that is often brought up at TIE meetings. These tips are from Intercambio, the people we get our curriculum from. bit.ly/2e7rUIX will give you some great tips on getting your students to talk.
Not all of this information was discussed at the TIE because of time constraints but hopefully you will glean some helpful information to use in your classes. I hope it will also encourage you to come and participate at our next TIE so that you can give some feedback and ask some questions too. This type of event is always better with more people to exchange ideas.
Goodbye until next month.
Literacy Council Staff