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Runs with Blackboard, Moodle & others

Learning to love reading

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.

Who is it for?

Active Reading is suitable for Elementary to Advanced level students.

Elementary to Advanced (six levels)

A2 C1
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International English
North American English

A range of target texts

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.

Integration with other skills

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.

A systematic progression

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!

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Library licence
PC online
Mac online
Tablet app

System requirements

Network versions require Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Online versions are hosted by Clarity


System requirements

There is a choice of licence types: network or online. The main difference is how students will access the learning resources.

Network licence

The network version is installed within your institution and can be accessed by students only on computers within the centre.
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Online licence

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.