Most teachers love reading, but it can be a challenge to generate the same enthusiasm in our students. This is exactly what Clarity's Active Reading sets out to achieve.
Active Reading is suitable for Elementary to Advanced level students.
Elementary to Advanced (six levels)
North American English
The starting point is to present texts which are relevant, stimulating and lively. Topics range from advertisements for diets, to Internet posts on wireless gaming, to ecotourism. Text types include newspaper and magazine articles, emails, poems, recipes, stories and press releases. There’s a lot of variety, and topics to appeal to every learner.
Active Reading intelligently integrates reading with other skills. A text on fashion leads on to an activity where learners create their own advertisement for a watch; a unit on recipes takes students online to research recipes from different countries. This means speaking and writing are key ingredients in each unit. And learners can listen to a range of native speakers reading the texts, helping them to identify sense groups and develop their chunking skills.
The program comes at six levels from Elementary to Advanced, with ten units in each level. Each unit starts with a video introduction, moves through controlled practice and comprehension exercises and concludes with a freer activity which expands on the topic. Active Reading can be used for classwork, homework or self-access. The program integrates with Results Manager enabling teachers to track student progress and generate reports.
Help your students learn to love reading – with Active Reading!
Network versions require Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Online versions are hosted by Clarity
There is a choice of licence types: network or online. The main difference is how students will access the learning resources.
The network version is installed within your institution and can be accessed by students only on computers within the centre.
Find out more on how the network licence works
The online version is available to students from any computer with access to the Internet. Students simply go to the site and log in. If you are using Results Manager (Learner Tracking licence), their scores will be kept on a central database which you, as a teacher, can similarly access from any computer connected to the Internet.
Find out more on how the online licence works
If you plan to use the program solely within the institution, you should choose the network version; if you would like to integrate the resource into post-class or homework activities, you need the online version.