Category Archives: FREE Reading Units

5th  Free Reading Unit.  Scarcity: Not Having Enough of Something (can effect mental capacity)

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An excerpts from the article

(This posting includes handouts which you are welcome to use with your students.)

See FREE Reading Units: Reading for Insights (Introduction) for an introduction to these reading units.  FREE Reading Units: Reading for Insights (Introduction)

Study Guide, Reflection & Vocabulary for Scarcity: Not Having Enough of Something

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4th  Free (short) Reading Unit.  Click: The Power of Similarities (Names)

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Excerpt from the article

(This posting includes handouts which you are welcome to use with your students.)

See FREE Reading Units: Reading for Insights (Introduction) for an introduction to these reading units.

Study Guide, Reflection & Vocabulary for The Power of Similarities (Names)

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3nd Free Reading Unit.  Parents or Peers: Who Affects Us More?

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Excerpt from the article

(This posting includes handouts which you are welcome to use with your students.)

See FREE Reading Units: Reading for Insights (Introduction) for an introduction to these reading units. 

Study Guide, Reflection & Vocabulary  for  Parents or Peers: Who Affects Us More? (and excerpt)

 

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2nd Free Reading Unit.  Reading for Insight: The Candy Test: Controlling Impulses

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Excerpt from the article

(This posting includes handouts which you are welcome to use with your students.)

See FREE Reading Units: Reading for Insights (Introduction)  for an introduction to these reading units.

Study Guide, Reflection & Vocabulary  for The Candy Test: Controlling Impulses (and excerpts)

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1st FREE Reading Unit. Reading for Insights: “Does Social Media Make People Sadder?”

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Excerpt from the article

(This posting includes handouts which you are welcome to use with your students.)

See FREE Reading Units: Reading for Insights (Introduction) for an introduction to these reading units.

Study Guide, Reflection & Vocabulary for  Does Social Media Make People Sadder? (and excerpts)

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FREE Reading Units: Reading for Insights (Introduction)

Reading books

Once a month, I plan to share a reading unit which you can print out and share with your students.

The Features of these units

  • High-interest articles at the intermediate level that usually include references to some research study that students can relate to.
  • The information is often counter-intuitive. Students gain some new insights from them.
  • Study guides involve a variety of comprehension questions and scaffolding paraphrasing ones and vocabulary exercises.
  • Each unit includes at least one “Reflection” exercise in which students write:

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  • Other uses of the articles:
    as a prompt for discussions.
    as a prompt for writings.

The Reasons Why these Units are Free.

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