a teacher resource book
In the book, teachers are guided through an entire ARC cycle, including ------->
The book explains and exemplifies an intensive reading approach aimed at improving learner engagement with and understanding of concepts in non-fiction texts, like those encountered in undergraduate courses. This approach combines individual investigation with collaborative construction of knowledge through group sharing and discussion.
ARC is ideal for teachers and students in EAP programs. The book is published with the round and available in paperback (http://bit.ly/arc-book) or for mobile devices ( the round publisher page).
on how ARC works and how to increase success
with each ARC role and process
to help with classroom management
to download and supplement implemenation
MA, Educational Technology + TESOL, University of Manchester
Assistant Director / Lead Instructor, Critical Reading and Writing, New College, University of Toronto
Tyson Seburn has nearly 20 years of experience in English language teaching profession. For the last decade or so, this has been primarily focused on academic reading and writing within the International Foundation Program at New College, University of Toronto. Founder of #tleap, an online community for EAP professionals, Tyson served on the TESL Toronto Executive as President for 3 years, and currently sits on the IATEFL TDSIG Committee. He regularly blogs at 4CinELT.
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Published in The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, McCollum, Fleming, Plotnikoff & Skagen (2017) discuss how their use of ARC with second-year Organic Chemistry students at Mount Royal University contributes to the engagement of their students in text-centred classes. This excerpt particularly resonates with the goals of ARC: What’s fascinating here Read more about ARC has positive impacts on courses outside language learning contexts, too.[…]
Over much of 2016-17, Tyson Seburn spoke about the Visualiser role in his session, “Learner-sourced visuals: a higher level text’s best friend”, at IATEFL, TESL Canada Conference, and TOSCON. This talk series culminated at The Image Conference in Valetta, Malta in October 2016. As part of this conference, he contributed a chapter based on this Read more about The Image in English Language Teaching[…]
Please click here to read the post. In it, Tyson gives an overview of ARC by problematising issues with reading skills first and then discussing how ARC addresses these.
One component (and a major one) of reading a text intensively is being able to question it, by looking at the content, but also the background information involved in shaping its content. Throughout the ARC roles, readers are guided through ways in which to do so, along with building information literacy, academic literacy, and comprehension Read more about Questions for critical reading[…]
July 11 is a special day for author Tyson Seburn. It’s his grandmother’s birthday. As a result, he wants to share the ARC ebook version for free with everyone today only. If you go to the Smashwords site (click on the promo image) and enter the discount code when checking out. Grab it while before Read more about July 11 promo[…]