Communicate with parents, schools, and students

Excerpt from Self-Selected Pleasure Reading and Story Listening
for Foreign Language Classrooms 
by Beniko Mason.Full text here.

 

Orientation Materials

An orientation booklet or brochure is extremely helpful. Teachers, administrators, parents and students need to understand the theory, the methodology, and the research evidence of the effects and efficiency of the approach. The students will complain and stop reading if they do not understand why they are reading and how much they should be reading for what goal.

Student Conferences

Individual guidance ensures more reading. Some students will feel uneasy with this new method of acquiring a foreign language. They may be skeptical about the reading approach after having spent years in classes based on a conscious-learning skill-based approach. Individual counseling helps them feel assured that they are doing all right. The teacher should both regularly recommend books and share reflections with each student.

Parent Orientation-English

A handout with a simple explanation of Story Listening for Parents.

Parent Orientation-Spanish

Explanation of Story Listening for Parents for Spanish-speaking families.