English Language Lab
Learning to love reading
Most teachers love reading, but it can be a challenge to generate the same enthusiasm in our students. This is exactly what Clarity’s Active Reading sets out to achieve.
Who is it for?
Active Reading is suitable for Elementary to Advanced level students.
- International English
- North American English
A range of target texts
The starting point is to present texts which are relevant, stimulating and lively. Topics range from advertisements for diets, to Internet posts on wireless gaming, to ecotourism. Text types include newspaper and magazine articles, emails, poems, recipes, stories and press releases. There’s a lot of variety, and topics to appeal to every learner.
Integration with other skills
Active Reading intelligently integrates reading with other skills. A text on fashion leads on to an activity where learners create their own advertisement for a watch; a unit on recipes takes students online to research recipes from different countries. This means speaking and writing are key ingredients in each unit. And learners can listen to a range of native speakers reading the texts, helping them to identify sense groups and develop their chunking skills.
A systematic progression
The program comes at six levels from Elementary to Advanced, with ten units in each level. Each unit starts with a video introduction, moves through controlled practice and comprehension exercises and concludes with a freer activity which expands on the topic. Active Reading can be used for classwork, homework or self-access. The program integrates with Results Manager enabling teachers to track student progress and generate reports.
Help your students learn to love reading – with Active Reading!