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Learning reading strategies

  1. 1. LEARNING READING STRATEGIES By Gloria Rincón I.E. Cardenas Centro December 9, 2012
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENT LEARNING READING STRATEGIESINTRODUCTION1. SDL STRATEGIESTask 1. Own learning goal (5 minutes)Task 2. Checklist for self- monitoring (10 minutes).2. PRE-READING STRATEGIES2.1 ACTIVATING PRIOR KNOWLEDGETask 3. Prediction (2 minutes)Task 4. KWL chart (5 minutes)Task 5. Visual Aids (5 minutes)2.2 BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGETask 6. Pre-teach vocabulary (5 minutes)
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENT3. WHILE-READING STRATEGIESTask 7. Skimming (2 minutes)Task 8. Main Idea (2 minutes)Task 9. Listening and Pronunciation (10 minutes)Task 10. Scanning (5 minutes)Task 11. Sequencing (3 minutes)Task 12. Inferring the text purpose (2 minutes)Task 13. Guessing meaning by context (5 minutes)4. POST-READING STRATEGIESTask 14. Writing –a house description (20 minutes)Task 15. Grammar- Present Simple (50 minutes)Task 16. Grammar Quiz (5 minutes)
  4. 4. TABLE OF CONTENT5. ASSESSING AND EVALUATIONTask 17. Self-correction (5 minutes)Task 18. Collaborative work (8 minutes)Task 19. Self-assessing (5 minutes)6. IMPROVEMENT PLANTask 20. Actions for improving (10 minutes)MORE RESOURCES
  5. 5. INTRODUCTIONThis self-access material is addressed to beginners who are learning descriptions. The learning objective is that they apply the reading strategies in order to improve reading skill. The time planned for this lesson is about three hours.NOTE: Use a portfolio to keep all your tasks. START
  6. 6. 1. SDL STRATEGIES Task 1. Learning objective (5 minutes)After knowing the lesson objective, it is your turn to set your own learning goal.Example: In this unit I will improve reading skill through__________ Task 2. Checklist of tasks (10 minutes)After setting your own goal, it is important that you know previously the tasks you will do.Let’s see the checklist. NOTE: Use constantly the checklist for self-monitoring your learning process
  7. 7. CHECKLIST OF TASKS Yes No1 Before reading, did you set your own learning goal?2 Before reading, did you use this checklist to self-monitoring your progress?3 Before reading, did you make a prediction from the text title?4 Before reading, did you complete the KWL chart?5 Before reading, did you use the house plan to predict more things about the text?6 Before reading, did you prepare searching some possible new vocabulary?7 While reading, did you check if your prediction was correct?8 While reading, did you identify easily the main idea of the text?9 Did you listen to the text and try to read it aloud?10 Did you re-read the text to answer correctly some questions?11 Did you find easily the sequence of some sentences?12 Did you infer easily the purpose of the text?13 Did you guess correctly the meaning of the unknown word by context?14 Did you complete the word mapping with new vocabulary?15 After reading tasks, did you choose two houses and compare them?16 Did you choose a house and describe it?17 Did you search a grammar resource to learn about present simple ?18 Did you do correctly the grammar quiz?19 After the grammar study, did you correct your writing?20 Did you post your writing for collaborative work?21 Did you self-assess your performance?22 Did you reflect on your improvements and plan actions for future?
  8. 8. 2. PRE-READING STRATEGIESThese strategies are before reading. Their purpose is to self-preparing for understanding the reading. There are two main pre-reading strategies: activating prior knowledge and building background knowledge. 2.1 ACTIVATING PRIOR KNOWLEDGEThis strategy is useful for activating the knowledge that we already have about the topic. Task 3. Prediction (2 minutes)According to the title of the text “My parents’ house”, predict the topic of the text. STARTExample: The text could be about _______.
  9. 9. Task 4. KWL chart (5 minutes)The KWL chart is relevant for preparing yourself forthe reading comprehension. Complete this chart withinformation about houses. What you know about What you want to know What you learnt at the describing houses end of the unitEx. types of housing: house, Ex. Part of the houseapartment and hotelCHECKLIST START
  10. 10. Task 5. Visual aids (5 minutes) Use this plan to predict more things about the topic of the text. Example: The text will be about _______. Bedroom 1 Living Room Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Dinning Room Bathroom Dinning Room Kitchen Sitting Room Back YardCHECKLIS START T
  11. 11.  2.2 BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE These strategies help to prepare the vocabulary or content necessary to understand a text.  Task 6. Pre-teach vocabulary (5 minutes) Check the meaning of vocabulary of parts of a house. Bedroom 1 Living Room (Habitación 1) (Sala) Bedroom 2 Dinning Room (Habitación 2) (Comedor) Bedroom 3 ________Bathroom (Baño) (Habitación 3) Study (Estudio) Bathroom (Baño) Dinning Room (Comedor) Kitchen Sitting Room (Cocina) ?CHECKLIS Back Yard (Patio) START T
  12. 12. 3. WHILE-READING STRATEGIES These strategies are used during the process of reading. Their purpose is to understanding main ideas, details, sequence and inferences.  Task 7 Skimming (2 minutes) Skim the text and say if your prediction is correct.CHECKLIS START T
  13. 13. MY PARENTS’ HOUSEMy parents live in a small town called Ginebra,located in Colombia. They have a big and beautifulhouse. There is a wide kitchen and there are threebedrooms, two bathrooms, two dinning rooms, andtwo living rooms. The sitting room near the kitchenis the family room. There, we meet to watch TV andtalk.It also has a study with a computer. But it does nothave a garage because my parents do not have acar. The backyard is my favorite place because therewe can play.Does your house have a backyard? Do you like to
  14. 14.  Task 8. Main Idea (2 minutes)What is the main idea of the text:a. It is about the kind of housesb. It is about a description of a housec. It is about the parts of the houses Check answers Task 9. Listening and Pronunciation (10 minutes) Listen to the text and try to read it aloud.Use http://vozme.com/index.php?lang=esCHECKLIS START T
  15. 15. Task 10. Scanning (5 minutes)Scan the text and find the correct answer for the followingquestions:1. Where is the house?a. In Ginebra 4. Where is the kitchen?b. In a town called Colombia a. It is near the family roomc. In USA b. Yes. It is c. It is big2. Is the house big?a. Yes. It is a big apartment 5. Where is the computer?b. Yes. It is small a. In the kitchenc. Yest, it is b. In the study c. In the family room Check answers3. How many living rooms are there?a. oneb. two CHECKLIS T STARTc. Three
  16. 16.  Task 11. Sequencing (3 minutes)Order the sentences in the order they appear in the text.---- a. The sitting room near the kitchen is the family room.---- b. It does not have a garage.---- c. The backyard is my favorite place.---- d. My parents live in Ginebra.---- e. They have a big house.CHECKLIS START T
  17. 17.  Task 12. Inferring the text purpose (2 minutes)What is the purpose of the text?a. The purpose of the text is to narrate a story in a houseb. It is to describe a place.c. It is to explain the preferencesTask 13. Guessing meaning (5 minutes)Can you guess the meaning of sitting room by context?a. a dinning roomb. a living roomc. a study Check answersHow could you guess its meaning? START
  18. 18. 4. POST-READING STRATEGIES These strategies are used after reading. Their purpose is to expand content or practice other skills.  Task 14. Writing –a house description (20 minutes) Choose one of the following places and describe it, first orally and then written. Use the text “my parent’s house’ as a model. a. Your parents’ house b. The house of your dreams c. A friend’s houseCHECKLIS START T
  19. 19.  Task 15. Grammar- Present Simple (50 minutes) It is time to check some notes about present simple in English. Search some self-access materials that explain the following topics and do the exercises  Verb to be  There is – there are  Verb have  Other verbs  –S of Third singular person  Negation  Questions  Short answers NOTE: If you prefer, use the resources in RECOMMENDED RESOURCES. STARTCHECKLIS T
  20. 20.  Task 16. Grammar Quiz (5 minutes)Now, complete the text in present simple using the next words: Does, doesn’t have, has, is and are.In my house, There __1__ a big garage and there __2__ two cars. The garage __3__ a big door but it __4___ have a window. __5__your garage big? __6__ it have windows? Check answersIf you have made many mistakes study again using another resource.CHECKLIS START T
  21. 21. 5. ASSESSING AND EVALUATION Task 17. Self-correction (5 minutes)After having studied present simple, check again your description and make corrections. Task 18. Collaborative work (8 minutes)Share your description with other beginners in COMMENTS. START
  22. 22. Task 19. Self-assessing (5 minutes)In self-directed learning, it is crucial that learners self-assess their learning process. So, self- assess your performance completing the checklist. 6. IMPROVEMENT PLAN Task 20. Actions for improving (10 minutes)Finally, think of your weaknesses and plan some actions for improving your proficiency. START
  23. 23. Key answersTask 8 Task 12 BACK BACK B b.Task 10. Task 13 BACK BACK B 1. a 2. c Task 16 BACK 3. c 1. is 4. a 2. are 5. b 3. has 4. doesn’t haveTask 11 BACK3---- a. 5. Is4---- b. 6. Does5---- c.1---- d.2---- e. START
  24. 24. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES  CURSO DE INGLES BASICO: http://www.saberingles.com.ar/curso/index.html  GRAMMAR: http://www.saberingles.com.ar/curso/lesson05/04.html http://www.saberingles.com.ar/curso/lesson06/04.html http://www.saberingles.com.ar/curso/lesson02/04b.html http://www.saberingles.com.ar/curso/lesson02/04.html http://www.saberingles.com.ar/curso/lesson02/04c.html http://www.saberingles.com.ar/curso/lesson13/04.html  VOCABULARY: http://www.saberingles.com.ar/flashcards/index.html http://www.saberingles.com.ar/flashcards/house.html http://www.saberingles.com.ar/flashcards/housea.html  READING COMPREHENSION http://www.saberingles.com.ar/reading/index.html  ENGLISH SHORT STORIES: http://www.saberingles.com.ar/stories/index.html  DICTIONARY WordReference PRONUNCIATION: http://vozme.com/index.php?lang=es