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Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
Reading as a Skill
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Reading as a Skill

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  • 1. UNIVERSIDAD PEDAGÓGICA EXPERIMENTAL LIBERTADOR INSTITUTO PEDAGÓGICO DE CARACAS DEPARTAMENTO DE IDIOMAS MODERNOS PROGRAMA DE LINGUISTICA CÁTEDRA DE IDIOMA METODOLOGÍA ILE Professor: Mirna Quintero Participants : Cruz, Samuel Matos, Maryory Pérez, Veruska Romero, Laura Caracas, June 2011
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  • 3. <ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>purposes, </li></ul>To make reading easier <ul><li>Pleasure. </li></ul><ul><li>Study purposes, </li></ul>
  • 4. Good reading texts should… <ul><li>Have interesting topics, </li></ul><ul><li>stimulate discussion, </li></ul><ul><li>prompt imaginative response, </li></ul><ul><li>be the springboard for well-rounded </li></ul><ul><li>lessons, </li></ul><ul><li>end up in fascinating </li></ul><ul><li>lessons. </li></ul>
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  • 6. Authentic material vs. Unauthentic material The best way of using “the real thing”. Topic variety The topics and types of reading texts must be varied. Approaching students’ needs Activities should depend on the goals and aims of the course.
  • 7. According to Howarth (2006), communicative reading activities should feature: WHAT DO YOU THINK? Good reading activities Post-reading tasks While-reading tasks Pre-reading tasks Classroom Reading vs. Real Reading Authentic material vs. Unauthentic material
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  • 9. Requires High-speed reading Saves lots of time! Features words that help you! Deals with the General sense of the text! Skips irrelevant paragraphs! Lamb and Johnson (2001) suggest that it…
  • 10. <ul><li>Force yourself to read the paragraph a little faster than you are used to doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible when you are skimming. How much you skim in passages depends on your purpose and on the passage. </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on finding and following the writer´s main idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not stop to reread the material if you find a words you do not understand. </li></ul><ul><li>Always keep in mind your reason for skimming. </li></ul>
  • 11. Quickly looking for specific information Relevant Information! Particular Tasks! Concentration! Tracing answers quickly!
  • 12. <ul><li>Begin with a clear understanding of what you are looking for, </li></ul><ul><li>decide in advance what form the information is likely to take, </li></ul><ul><li>limit your search to one or two items at a time, </li></ul><ul><li>pass quickly over all material that is not directly related to the information you seek. </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Reading is NOT A PASSIVE SKILL: </li></ul><ul><li>It is an interactive and receptive activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Students NEED TO BE ENGAGED with what they are reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Students SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED to respond to the content of a reading text, not just to the language. </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Prediction is a MAJOR GUESSING FACTOR IN READING. </li></ul><ul><li>Match the TASK TO THE TOPIC. </li></ul><ul><li>Good teachers EXPLOIT reading texts to the full. </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>Reading is a receptive skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading provides good models for English writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading texts provides opportunities to study language: vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading can stimulate discussion and creative responses. </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient reading depends first of all on having a purpose for it. </li></ul><ul><li>The essential reading strategies are: scanning, skimming and extensive reading. </li></ul>
  • 16. Harmer, J. (1998). How to teach English . Longman. Lamb, A. and Johnson, L . (2001). Skimming and Scanning. Retrieved 06/01/11, from: http://42explore.com/skim.htm. Howarth, P. (2006). Making reading communicative. Retrieved: 06/14/11, from: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/articles/making-reading-communicative.
  • 17. THANKS!!! ENJOY YOUR READING!!

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