Themed Reading Sessions

How do your students decide what to read next? We have discussed various aspects of text selection based on the right reading level for your students. We often look for themes in our own reading choices and it can be a motivating factor for our students to read stories which develop a theme they care about. Whatever the focus of your teaching – exams, communication or  general improvement –  expanding the lesson beyond the class timetable can be easily achieved through engaging reading assignments.

One way of motivating students to read is building your class, group or individual reading lists around themes your students are interested in. You can choose a number of themes, write them on the board, and ask your students to pick two themes they are really interested in. Once you have a list, you can create a reading recommendations list for the whole group. Your students then can use one, two or more titles to read and then share their experiences during your weekly or monthly book discussion sessions.

Let’s see some popular themes and recommended titles for each of them. We also offer some reading lesson plans you can build around these themes.

ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL

ADVENTURE LESSON PLANS

ANIMALS

LESSON PLANS ABOUT THE ANIMAL WORLD

MYSTERY

‘MYSTERIOUS’ LESSON PLANS 

FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS

LESSON ABOUT THE FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS

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