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Reading: A Powerful Tool for Acquisition -- NILA 2019

 Reading resources

Revista literal - free, Martina Bex, monthly subscription to short story (written by students) magazine
   ** Septiembre de 2019 - PDF version of one issue

*** Leveled Novels for Language Classes - A Google shared database of novels in multiple languages with information about the novel and where to order. 

60 Empowering Books Featuring Mighty Latina Girls - for purchase, some are bilingual

** Misterios en la clase de español - over 20 short (1 page) mystery stories to solve

Current events (paid subscription) and FREE fiction Revista Literal (written by students, edited by Martina Bex)

Unite for Literacy - online texts in Spanish

Fluency Matters E-Course Novels - Carol Gaab has several e-books with online activities for students

** Great Story Reading Project - part of an initiative started by Dr. Krashen, teachers contribute stories in many languages at several reading levels.

Collect your students' illustrated stories in binders each year to build a library that will interest your incoming students.

Reading A - Z - Downloadable books in several languages.

Create your own interactive stories (or have students do so) using Google Slides.

Q-Talk K-12 World Language - free trial

Ask your school or public librarian for 'wordless' books; use the pictures to tell a story with students.

 Using novels and other texts in class

Are My Students Ready to Read This Book? - Martina Bex guide to selecting the right text for students.

The Story's Done, But Class Isn't Over - Activities for retells

How Should I Use Novels in Class? - information on using novels in class

Fluency Matters, Teaching a Novel? Spice It Up! - ideas for teaching a novel

Minilessons for Reader's Workshop - some goals to help students become readers

What to do when teaching a reader is failing? - ideas on how to students more engaged when reading.

Focus on Reading Project - A blog created by teachers in ESU #16, includes pre-reading, while reading, and post-reading activities for class novels, with a BreakoutEDU game. 

Mis clases locas, Mix it Up! Reading TPRS Novels in Class - Plans and ideas for teaching novels, including: Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro, Esperanza, Robo en la Noche, Felipe Alou, La Llorona de Mazatlán, La Calaca Alegre, Tumba, Cajas de Cartón.

Es posible game - Martina Bex, free download from TPT
  Resources for teachers

*** CI Friendly Reading Strategies - a Google living document with contributions from many teachers

*** Reading options and activities - a compilation from a variety of web sites

Whole Class Reading - information from Carol Gaab

Visual Story - Tina Hargaden explains how to generate interest in reading through visual story review


How Comprehensible Must a Text Be? Marcos Benevides - Illustration of how unknown words affect reading fluency
  Research on the effectiveness of reading

Donalyn Miller, I've Got Research. Yes, I Do- research on free reading

Dr. Stephen Krashen web site - list of articles on reading