English Language Fellows Casey Moorman and Ingrid Naumann, worked with 12 English Language Lecturers from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) on designing a teacher manual for current and seasoned lecturers in Indonesia.

During this interactive day-long workshop, “Developing Academic Reading Strategies for Improved Comprehension,” participants created step-by-step procedures for integrating before, during, and after reading strategies in their lessons. Fellows designed a metaphorical “teaching treasure chest,” and throughout the workshop, they introduced “teaching gems” such as: co-teaching, gradual-release model, cooperative learning, student-centered activities, brain breaks, group roles, think/pair/share, and assessment tools.

This manual will be a teaching tool for educators and students throughout Indonesia, and will not only improve test scores, but will emphasize the benefits of integrating a research-based reading strategy using familiar academic texts.

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