D406 - Cambridge Week: Reading strategies that boost YL's confidence when dealing with Reading Tasks

  • Ciclo: 2021
  • Nivel: Distance
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Estado: Terminado
  • Lugar: Distance
  • Capacitador/es: Luciana Fernández

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1 08 Feb 2021 Sesión a distancia


Luciana Fernández

Luciana Fernández is a graduate teacher of English who has been teaching English for the past twenty-three years. She has specialized in Methodology and Teaching Practice and she holds a Diploma in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. She is a Reading and Literacy expert and has been training teachers in this area for the past thirteen years. She is a teacher educator and has designed several presentations and courses for professional development both in Argentina and abroad. Her presentation at ARTESOL 2015 was selected to be presented at TESOL International as a Best Affiliate Session. She is one of the 50 scholarship winners who attended and presented at IATEFL, held in Birmingham in April 2016. Luciana has been the Head at several bilingual IB institutions in Buenos Aires. At present she is a Learning Consultant and reader for National Geographic Learning and Trinity College London Argentina. She is also a facilitator at ESSARP (English Speaking Scholastic Association of the River Plate), where she trains heads and teachers from the most important bilingual institutions in Argentina.


For teachers teaching at young learners


The explicit teaching of strategies that will enable students to develop their confidence as critical readers is of vital importance. Strategies are plans that we use and apply when hearing a text that is read aloud or when reading independently. Strategies are complex procedures that provide an approach for completing a task. To use strategies effectively, children need to develop an awareness and understanding of the process, and then practice using the strategies with teacher assistance until they internalize the strategy and can master its application in reading. Students who are strategic have tools that allow them to learn independently. What is more, strategic students learn to trust their own perceptions and to evaluate the quality of their responses and the extent to which they have understood something. Comprehension requires a full understanding of text structures, literary analysis skills, genre characteristics and awareness of text structures.
In this presentation we will explore useful strategies that will empower students to tackle reading tasks.

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