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This issue of library newsletter "Read to Lead" includes lots of interesting websites to help you in your independent learning. Explore them! 

Happy reading!

Know the important resources available for ECAE students

 

MReader

MReader is designed to be an aid to schools wishing to implement an extensive Reading program. It allows teachers (and students) to verify that they have read and understood their reading. This is done via a simple 10-item quiz with the items drawn from a larger item bank of 20-30 items so that each student receives a different set of items. Students who pass a quiz receive a cover of their book on their own home page on the site.

Congratulations to Reem Khalid Al Zuraiqi for becoming the top reader of November 2016. She achieved 110,106 words by reading 24 Graded Readers in 3 weeks !

 

Grammarly

  • 250+ Grammar Checks:Check your text for the proper use of advanced grammar rules. Get accurate error explanations.
  • Plagiarism Detection: Find borrowed text before it gets you into trouble. Automatically generate references.
  • Vocabulary Enhancement: Use words that make an impact. Liven up your sentences and improve readability with context-optimized word choice suggestions.
  • Contextual Spell Check: Spot correctly spelled words used in the wrong context. No more embarrassing typos like then-then, two-to-too, lose-loose.

NoodleTools

  • Integrated tools for note-takingoutliningcitation,document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.

Each user must create a personal folder by clicking the "Register" button on the login screen. Access to the subscription is enabled via   username/password and IP authentication.

ClarityEnglish

Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS is ideal for IELTS preparation. The interactive activities, advice videos, and practice tests are aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face.

Tense Buster

Helps learners improve their understanding of 33 key grammar areas from some/any at Elementary level to phrasal verbs at Advanced level.

Active Reading

Help your students improve their reading in an effective and systematic way. Includes dozens of texts, video, audio and stimulating activities.

Study Skills Success V9

A comprehensive course in academic study skills: focuses on language skills as well as critical thinking, independent learning, lectures, seminars and research.

 

 

 

#UAEReads Event at NYUAD

Many university students from across Abu Dhabi gathered at NYUAD on 8th November at 6.30pm to watch and discuss "He Named Me Malala." The film is based on the biography of Malala Yousafzai, who stood bravely against terrorist groups in Pakistan for the female child’s right to education.

Shannon Dill (Producer) and Jason Carpenter (Animation Director) joined the discussion after the screening via Skype with the audience.

Some of our students with faculty attended the event and here is what they said-  “we absolutely loved it from all perspectives – it was brilliant. The documentary is none short of brilliant”

 

 

Explore these websites for English skills

 

 

Dreamreader.net provides free reading comprehension passage and exercises. There are five levels to choose from: easy English, interesting English, fun English, practical English, and academic English. You can listen to the article being read out, as well as complete the multiple choice comprehension questions and check your answers right away, and the site will even explain where you went wrong. There are printable versions of the lesson and quiz as well as other useful handouts

 

English Page gives links to listening materials from the BBC and American National Radio programmes on various topics. You can access talk shows, drama, news reports, sports, music and many other areas. You can choose to listen to British English or American English programmes.

www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

BBC Learning English is a useful online study resource for English Language students. It includes many different resources for students including Words in the News which features recent news reports that you can listen to and read with the key vocabulary being highlighted. There are quizzes you can do, pronunciation guide, grammar and, topic related vocabulary. 

 

Activities for ESL Students has over 1,000 activities to help you study English as a Second Language.
This project of The Internet TESL Journal has contributions by many teachers.

 

 
Quizlet is a simple tool that lets you study anything for free; a perfect tool for reviewing your lessons on the go.
Click http://quizlet.com/ to find out how to use it.