LitSIG: 'Graded Readers as Literature'
LitSIG webinar with Thomas N. Robb
In this 60 minute session we will discuss and evaluate ‘graded readers’, which are commonly used for Extensive Reading, from the standpoint of ‘literary value’. We will consider various definitions of ‘Literary Value (or Merit’) and take some graded readers as cases in point. We will also consider the issue of whether a re-written classic might have greater or lesser value for the student. Finally, we will take a look at the Extensive Reading Foundation's ‘Language Learner Literature Awards’. We look forward to the active participation of those attending in the ensuing discussion.
Thomas N. Robb, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Extensive Reading Foundation as well as a member of the Board of the IATEFL LitSIG. He is a past President of JALT (Japan Association of Language Teachers) and a past member of the Board of International TESOL.