Extensive reading for Young Learners

A joint IATEFL webinar, hosted by Literature and Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Groups and presented by Lesley Ito

Extensive reading has been gaining popularity as an effective way to get students excited about reading in English and not only improve their literacy skills, but their vocabulary and grammar knowledge as well. A lot has been written on how to effectively implement an extensive reading program for older students, however, children need a slightly different approach. Drawing on her 20 years of experience with extensive reading and young learners, the presenter will show how it can be done with students still learning to read and how to gain the support of their parents. Recommendations of online resources for extensive reading for children will also be provided.


Lesley Ito is a well-known teacher, teacher trainer, school owner, and award-winning materials writer based in Nagoya. She has taught in Japan for almost 30 years, is owner of BIG BOW English Lab in Nagoya, won “Best of JALT” in 2011 and 2020, and has presented professionally throughout Japan, and at the ER World Congress in Dubai, UAE. Winner of the 2015 LLL Award in the Young Learner Category for Backstage Pass, her ELT writing credits include teacher’s guides, workbooks, and graded readers, including those for the Our World and Welcome to Our World series for National Geographic Learning.



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18th December, 2022 12:00 PM
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Which SIGs are involved in this event? Literature, Young Learners & Teenagers
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Whilst everyone is welcome to attend this professional development event, free of charge, certificates of attendance and access to the recording will only be provided to IATEFL members.