Re-writing classic foreign literature as graded readers

JALT Group: 
Event Speaker: 
Alastair Lamond MBA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for non-JALT members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 2:15pm to 4:20pm

The presentation will initially focus on the mechanics and retelling process of writing a graded reader at a low level as well as look at the socio-cultural benefits of low-level graded reader versions of non-Western classic literature.
The presenter will then share how he approached the project to ensure a connection with a modern audience. Participants are asked to bring ideas for classic foreign literature that would be popular as graded readers in English.

Bio: Alastair has worked in education since 1984, with 11 years in the classroom. An avid reader and long-time proponent of extensive reading, he wrote a critically-acclaimed graded reader version of Botchan three years ago.