Home reading effective organization as independent work form during foreign language teaching in conditions of forced isolation
Marina R. Zheltukhina – Larisa L. Zelenskaya – Galina N. Ostrikova – Ekaterina A. Redkozubova – Olga O. Chernova
The article is devoted to the study of the effectiveness of organizing independent work in a foreign language lesson in high school using the example of home reading in a remote format in a situation of forced isolation. The situation with the coronavirus pandemic and forced isolation requires a rethinking of the process of teaching foreign languages, the adaptation of traditional methods and the development of new methods for remote work. The article discusses the importance of students' independent activities in the process of teaching a foreign language. The peculiarities of formation of communicative competence in the process of learning a foreign language are revealed. It describes the process of organizing home reading in English lessons, and analyzes the practical formation of communicative competence in the process of independent work in English lessons on home reading in a remote format. The specifics of the organization of home reading in the English language lesson at the level of basic general education based on the English Language educational and methodological complexes (EMC) (6th grade) and the tutorial Home reading is established. The theoretical significance of the study results is to replenish the idea of the effectiveness of the process of organizing home reading and the formation of communicative competence among secondary school students on the materials of home reading lessons in conditions of forced isolation. The practical value of the work lies in the analysis of a universal teaching manual for the formation of communicative competence in a remote format as part of independent work in English lessons for secondary school students in the aspect of home reading on the material of short stories.
Key words: independent work/study, self-work/study, foreign language lesson, English language lesson, communication competence, home reading, distance learning, forced isolation, pandemic