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Applications Being Accepted for the Graded Reader Giveaway

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  • Tom Robb
    Hi Webheads, I was reluctant at first to post this here since it doesn t directly concern web-based communication, but then, on second thought, it does! The
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      Hi Webheads,

      I was reluctant at first to post this here since it doesn't directly
      concern web-based communication, but then, on second thought, it does!
      The Extensive Reading Foundation has asked the publishers of the
      finalist books for the ERF Language Learner Literature Award to send 2
      copies of each of their finalist titles to 10 teachers. Their
      students are then to read the books and then -- and this is the online
      part -- vote on their favorite book and explain why they liked it.

      I'm pasting in the entire announcement below. Please post this on any
      local lists that you might belong to if you think some of the members
      might have students who would like to read the books.

      Tom Robb, Japan
      Applications Being Accepted for the Graded Reader Giveaway

      Every year, the Extensive Reading Foundation recognizes the best new
      graded readers in English. The finalists for the 2007 Language Learner
      Literature Award were announced last Saturday at the IATEFL Conference
      in Aberdeen, Scotland (see list at the end of this message).

      The ERF solicits teachers with students who can help evaluate the
      finalist books. This year the Award will be given in four categories:
      Young Learners, and three categories for Adolescents & Adults:
      Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.

      In cooperation with the publishers, the ERF will arrange for two
      copies of each finalist book in one category to be sent to ten
      teachers per category who meet the following criteria:

      1) The teacher or school has an extensive reading class or program in
      place to which the supplied titles can be added.
      2) Students can read, evaluate and vote for the books by the July 20

      Students who read all the books in the category may directly cast
      their vote at the URL at the end of this message. Alternately, groups
      in the class, or the class as a whole may discuss the merits of the
      books and cast a group vote.

      To apply, send your request to trobb@...-su.ac.jp stating the
      category for which you apply, with a brief description of your class,
      the number of students and their general reading level. Include your
      postal mailing address and contact telephone number. In the event of
      more than 10 teachers applying in one category, we will select for
      balance of country and geographical area. Preliminary decisions will
      be based on requests received by May 5, 2007 but requests after that
      date will still be honored for any categories that have fewer than 10

      We apologize that the timing of this announcement may preclude the
      participation of classes in parts of the world where the school year
      is about to close.

      The finalist books in each category are:

      Young Learners (3 books):

      "The Boy Who Burped Too Much" (Stone Arch Books); "The Goose Girl"
      Classic Tales Elementary 2 (Oxford University Press); "The Twelve
      Dancing Princesses" Classic Tales Elementary 2 (OUP).

      Adolescents and Adults

      * Beginners (3 books): "Blog Love" Scholastic Readers Starter Level
      (Mary Glasgow/Scholastic); "Let Me Out" Cambridge English Readers
      Starter Level (Cambridge University Press); "The Story of Chocolate"
      Easyread Level One (Black Cat).

      * Intermediate (4 books): "Crossroads to Love" Teen Readers Level 3
      (Aschehoug/Alinea); "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" Penguin
      Readers Level 3 (Pearson); "Rabbit-Proof Fence" Oxford Bookworms
      Library Stage 3 (OUP); "Strong Medicine" Cambridge English Readers
      Level 3 (CUP).

      * Advanced (2 books): "The Age of Innocence" Bookworms Library Stage 5
      (OUP); "Barchester Towers" Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 6 (OUP).

      See http://www.erfoundation.org/ for further information about the LLL
      Award and how you may order your personal copies of the finalist books.

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