Reading Club

The first rule of Reading Club is you talk about the story

The second rule of Reading Club is YOU TALK ABOUT THE STORY!

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Okay, so Reading Club may not be quite as cool as Brad Pitt in Fight Club. But it almost is.

So what is EC London‘s Reading Club?

Here’s a quick run down:

  • It takes place in the first and third week of the four-week elective course cycle
  • On Friday, during the elective class (between 12:45 and 2:15), there is a 45-minute student-led discussion about a text
  • Reading texts will be given to you by your elective teacher at the beginning of the week
  • The texts are chosen based on your level – beginner, low-intermediate, high-intermediate and advanced
  • You will also be given one of the following roles:
  1. Discussion Leader – this person thinks of general questions to ask and keeps the discussion going
  2. Summarizer – this person makes notes about the story and retells it briefly
  3. Word Master – this person finds new words or short phrases in the story and explains them to the group
  4. Connector – this person tries to find and explain connections between the story and the real world
  5. Culture Collector – this person tries to find and explain differences and similarities between their own culture and the culture in the story
  6. Passage Person – this person finds at least three interesting passages in the story and asks questions about them
  • Your teacher will give you a score for your preparation and participation, and this score will go towards your final grade (AY students)

The next Reading Club is in the first week of the elective course cycle, which starts on 21st September.

If you can’t wait that long, try going to the Study Room and borrowing one of the graded readers. If there are any short stories that you are interested in, please tell your teacher – it could be used for the next Reading Club!

If you have any questions or comments about Reading Club, just send me an email at danielwoodard@ecenglish.com.

Dan Woodard

Academic Year Coordinator

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