The Ding is an amazing interactive program to help children of any age to improve their English skills by reading books.
Your pupils read a book at home, at school or in the library. When they have finished they answer The Ding quiz about what they read. If they answer correctly, they win points.
The points are the motivation to read more and more. By reading more and reaching stories with a higher level of English the young readers increase their learning all the time. For the child this is a challenging competition that can be held inside the class, between classes or as a personal challenge.
For you the points are the way to see if your pupils have problems of comprehension, to follow their success in understanding and to motivate them to keep on reading.
With The Ding children learn English by entering the world of books.
In The Ding there are currently more than 500 reading comprehension quizzes, and each month we add new questionnaires for interesting books at any level.
The stories are for children and teenagers aged from 5 to 16 from a variety of publishers and authors from around the world.
You can see all the books that have a quiz on The Ding by using the incoming link Looking for a book.
The quiz about the book can be answered at home, at school or in the library, alone, or with the help of reading buddies. This activity encourages the child to think and talk about what he or she has read.
The Ding motivates children to pay attention to what they read and increases their enjoyment of a book as their understanding and involvement develops.
There are five Levels of English and each book is classified in one of these levels.
Level 1: Beginner
Level 2: Elementary
Level 3: Intermediate
Level 4: Upper Intermediate
Level 5: Native English speakers
We have two demo users so that you can see how the program works for the teacher and the pupil.
Enter ding1 as your username and teacher as your password and you can see a quick demo application as if you were a teacher.
Enter ding2 as username and pupil as the password and you can try out the Ding for elementary school pupils.
EM Projects Didactics
Eva Mateo (Barcelona, Spain) & Anja Berlien (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Clickart, taller de comunicació - Barcelona, Spain www.clickartweb.com
moondog communication - Montpellier, France www.moondogcom.fr
Blanca Mateo, Christophe Coudouy
Language team coordinator
Luisa Miller - Montpellier, France www.enjoy-english.fr
And a lot of testing collaborators... Thanks to them!