10 Myths about Whole Class Reading

Whole Class ReadingĀ  (WCR) for the purposes of this post refers to using any modality of reading instruction with the entire class at once, including the various types (yes, plural) of reading instruction detailed in the Reading chapter of TPRS With Chinese...

Paper or Digital for acquisition?

What’s the difference? Reading is reading, as long as the brain is making meaning from visual language. What is the line between a billboard and an enormous outdoor LCD screen? A book and an iPad? I think the level of comprehensibility and the transparency of...

Accent or Decoding Error?

On a teachers’ mailing list, someone recently commented that some students were reading the Spanish word “hace” (pronounced Ah-say) to rhyme with “face” in English. This error is very interesting to me. In reading Chinese, we don’t...

Encapsulated readings

Cold Character reading is a purely TPRS writing form. It relies on reading passages that are long and have a high degree of internal repetition. There is typically a high level of proximal repetition (“clusters” of new words or phrases, especially when...