Teaching Online Reading Skills with Authentic Materials – A Blueprint for a 21st Century Classroom

Dr. Subhrajyoti Chanda

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Jorhat College (Amalgamated) Jorhat, Assam 785001

Keywords: strategies, authentic materials, online reading


A lot of reading is done in the online mode these days. In fact, reading from the computer/ smartphone screen is a fact of life in the 21st century and the ability to access, read, and comprehend texts online are necessary 21st Century Skills. Therefore, the teaching of reading skills should necessarily take into consideration the online reading experience. This paper attempts to present a blueprint of a classroom where the learners read and comprehend authentic material on their smartphone screens using language learning strategies (LLS). However, the focus of the design essentially remains on pedagogy and not on technology; it features the application of available resources and accessible authentic materials.


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