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Resources: Shared Reading for Second Language Learners Resource Pack
Nov 8th, 2009 by Fiodhna

This resource pack has been distributed as part of the Shared Reading for Second Language Learners presentation that has proved very popular over the past few years. Having presented it in both international and regional conferences along with school professional development days, most recently it was used as part of a presentation at a Private School in Abu Dhabi for the second time. The resource pack itself includes an article on the use of big books in reading lessons; sample lesson plans, extension activities and recommended books for teachers.

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Resources: Shared Reading Pamphlet
May 27th, 2009 by Fiodhna

This pamphlet summarizes Don Holdaway’s Shared Reading methodology for second language learners and provides seven techniques for Shared Reading in a second language environment. It also provides a list of useful websites with links to big books, a list of authors and practical activities for shared reading stories.

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Contacts: Literacy Resources in the UAE
May 20th, 2009 by Fiodhna

Based on an informal needs analysis conducted while supervising student teachers in both private and government schools in Abu Dhabi, I collated a list of publishers, suppliers, conferences, foundations and libraries in the UAE. This pamphlet was subsequently distributed during a presentation, that I gave to teacher educators in the Emirates College for Advanced Education, Abu Dhabi. These Literacy Resource contacts would be useful for teacher educators, teachers, parents and students in the United Arab Emirates.

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Resources: Outline of Speak, Listen, Laugh! Resource Pack
Mar 24th, 2007 by Fiodhna

This resource pack was distributed to over 100 participants during the presentation entitled ‘Speak, Listen, Laugh!’ that was part of the TESOL Arabia International Conference held in the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Dubai on 17th March, 2007. Following the structure of the presentation itself, the resource pack focused on the five principal contexts for the acquisition of speaking and listening skills in an EFL context: games, improvised drama, poetry and rhyme, stories and speaking activities.

The file included here shows an outline of the content. For anyone who wishes to receive the full pack, please contact Fiodhna.

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