m n RAJU What is Reading? Reading is not a simple, passive process of linear reading of words and internalizing their meaning one at a time. Reading is a complex interaction between the text and the reader shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge and attitude, a process of language acquisition, communication and sharing information and ideas.
m n RAJU THE BOAT IN THE BASEMENT A woman was building a boat in her basement. When she had finished the the boot, she discovered that it was too big to go though the door. So he had to take the boat a part to get it out. She should of planned ahead. from: Goodman, K. (1996). On Reading . Portsmouth, NH; Heinemann, pp. 38-41 Activity 1. Read the story quickly, only once. 2. Rewrite the story.
Why Do We Teach Reading m n RAJU To enhance learners’ confidence To pre-teach and warm up To choose appropriate texts To set the task before reading To help read in chunks To help read effectively & faster
m n RAJU Habits of Good Readers Chunking Activity To read efficiently | you have to engage your brain | on what you are reading. | You cannot read well | if your mind wanders off | to other things. | If you are involved in a serious emotional problem | or going through a nerve shattering period of indecision, | it is quite possible | that you won’t be an efficient reader. | The reason is | one we have all heard a thousand times. | “I can’t keep my mind on my work.”
m n RAJU Habits of Good Readers Skimming Activity Take a quick look at the poem on the next slide.
What is this poem about?
What is the main idea in lines 5 & 6?
The poet wants to serve fruits.
The poet wants to serve people.
The poet wants his service to be fruitful.
The poet prays for fruits.
What is the author’s purpose?
m n RAJU This is my prayer to thee, my lord - strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart. Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows. Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service. Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might. Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles. And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.
Information transfer – filling in charts or graphs
Habits of Good Readers Scanning
m n RAJU Habits of Good Readers Scanning Activity
First read these questions and then take a look at the contents page of your text book to find the answers:
Is there a lesson about making a good investment?
Pushpa is a fan of William Wordsworth. Which poem will interest her?
Is there an essay relating to India’s future?
Habits of Good Readers Reading for Gist m n RAJU Getting the main idea For overall understanding Without worrying much about detail
Habits of Good Readers Reading for Gist m n RAJU Activity Read the first sentence of each paragraph in the lesson “ I Have a Dream.” Notice how reading these sentences gives you a good idea about the meaning of the text.