Academic Reading Circles (ARC)

This year we’ve started using Academic Reading Circles. They’ve really worked. Not just in training students to read texts more carefully but in giving them the opportunity to participate in seminar-type discussion afterwards. The students really enjoy them.

I’ve prepared a short non-academic text of interest to my (mostly Chinese students) to demonstrate the roles involved (see below – whole PPT available on request).

I’m thinking of how this can be adapted to listening and to one-to-one contexts, any ideas would be very welcome.

Model Text

Leader / Questioner Example




Language Miner / Highlighter


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