Objectives for Reading for Pleasure:

Reading for Pleasure
1. In your opinion, how important is it to include ER in the
English lessons?
2. If you include ER, from what age?
3. Should the students be required to do some kind of
feedback tasks on their reading, or just enjoy?
4. If in lesson time, how often and for how long?
5. What should you do about students who are weak readers?
Objectives for Reading for Pleasure programme
Students will
be provided with experiences with language used in books in the target language.
be motivated to read in English by involving them in reading as a pleasurable
expand vocabulary, improve grammar and spelling, improve reading strategies,
reading speed and writing skills.
be encouraged to read in the target language and appreciate literature.
be challenged to think critically.
be introduced to authentic literature.
improve their self-esteem and gain confidence in English.
Tips for Running a Reading for pleasure programme
Reading materials should be easy (i-1).
There should be a variety of reading materials on a wide range of topics and
Learners should be allowed to choose what they want to read.
Learners should read as much as possible.
Reading speed should be faster rather than slower.
Reading will be individual and silent.
The teacher should guide the students.
Dictionaries should be available.
Provide a selection of reading tasks that are fun to do.
Hold book clubs and students' products galleries.
The teacher needs to be updated about his students' favourite books (use
surveys and questionnaires.
Reading for Pleasure programme Step by step
Stage 1
 Setting goals.
 Reading surveys.
 Enjoyable reading activities (book quizzes, games, etc.).
 Start with semi-extensive reading (entire class reads the same book).
Stage 2
While and post reading activities: a variety of reading tasks to choose from, reading
projects, performance tasks, and so on.
Stage 3
Assessing reading.
Why? To check whether or not my goals have been achieved.
How? Portfolios, reading logs, book warm awards, peer assessment,
checklists, etc.
Rachel Duzzy/ ETAI maghar