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INTENSIVE READING 
B ENE F I T S & ME THODS
MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITY 
• Take a few minutes to read the text provided. Let the 
presenter know when to move to the next pa...
INTENSIVE READING
INTENSIVE READING 
• Uses the grammar-translation approach where the 
teacher works with the learners, using the first lan...
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INTENSIVE 
AND EXTENSIVE READING 
Intensive Extensive 
Narrower area Larger area 
Topic is given by th...
FOCUSES 
• Comprehension 
• Regular and irregular sound-spelling relations 
• Vocabulary 
• Grammar 
• Cohesion 
• Informa...
GOOD INTENSIVE READING EXERCISES 
• Directs the learners’ attention to features of the text that 
can be found in almost a...
COMPREHENSION QUESTION FORMS 
• Pronominal questions 
• Yes/no questions 
• True/false statements 
• Multiple-choice sente...
FOCUS OF COMPREHENSION 
QUESTIONS 
• Literal comprehension 
• Drawing inferences from the text 
• Using the text for other...
VOCABULARY STRATEGIES 
• High frequency words deserve attention 
• Low frequency words are best ignored or dealt with 
qui...
GRAMMAR FEATURES 
• High frequency grammar items deserve sustained 
attention 
• Low frequency grammar features are part o...
COHESIVE DEVICES 
• Reference words and substitutes 
• Ellipsis 
• Comparison 
• Conjunction relationships 
• Lexical cohe...
GENRE FEATURES 
• Takes note of the communicative effect and purpose of 
the text
READING STRATEGIES 
• Make sure to explain what will happen during pre-reading, 
reading, and after reading. 
• For pre-re...
TIPS FOR TEACHERS 
• Firstly, all materials selected must be stimulating for the 
students. 
• Secondly, they need to feel...
TIPS FOR TEACHERS
TIPS FOR TEACHERS
QUIZ 
• Define Intensive Reading. 
• Give at least 4 of the 8 items/focuses. Okay, 3.  
• Do you think Intensive Reading ...
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Intensive Reading: Methods and Strategies

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This is a presentation I had to give for my course, EDR (Teaching Reading and Literature).

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Intensive Reading: Methods and Strategies

  1. 1. INTENSIVE READING B ENE F I T S & ME THODS
  2. 2. MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITY • Take a few minutes to read the text provided. Let the presenter know when to move to the next page. Prepare to share your thoughts with the class.
  3. 3. INTENSIVE READING
  4. 4. INTENSIVE READING • Uses the grammar-translation approach where the teacher works with the learners, using the first language to explain the meaning of the text, sentence by sentence • Its goal is to determine what language features will get attention in the course which will in turn become the language syllabus • It would be better if the items occur in a wide range of texts • Teachers should ask, “How does today’s teaching make tomorrow’s text easier?” – Nation, 2009
  5. 5. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INTENSIVE AND EXTENSIVE READING Intensive Extensive Narrower area Larger area Topic is given by the teacher Topic the students enjoy Activity after reading is easier Activity after reading is more complex Students are tasked to find difficult words in the text Discourage overuse of a dictionary
  6. 6. FOCUSES • Comprehension • Regular and irregular sound-spelling relations • Vocabulary • Grammar • Cohesion • Information structure • Genre features • Strategies - Nation, 2009
  7. 7. GOOD INTENSIVE READING EXERCISES • Directs the learners’ attention to features of the text that can be found in almost any text • Directs the learners’ attention to reading the text • Provides the teacher and learners with useful information about the learners’ performance on the exercise • Easy to make
  8. 8. COMPREHENSION QUESTION FORMS • Pronominal questions • Yes/no questions • True/false statements • Multiple-choice sentences • Sentence completion • Information transfer • Translation • Precis
  9. 9. FOCUS OF COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS • Literal comprehension • Drawing inferences from the text • Using the text for other purposes in addition to understanding • Responding critically to the text
  10. 10. VOCABULARY STRATEGIES • High frequency words deserve attention • Low frequency words are best ignored or dealt with quickly • Guessing from context, analysing words using word parts and dictionary deserve repeated attention over a long period of time
  11. 11. GRAMMAR FEATURES • High frequency grammar items deserve sustained attention • Low frequency grammar features are part of strategies
  12. 12. COHESIVE DEVICES • Reference words and substitutes • Ellipsis • Comparison • Conjunction relationships • Lexical cohesion
  13. 13. GENRE FEATURES • Takes note of the communicative effect and purpose of the text
  14. 14. READING STRATEGIES • Make sure to explain what will happen during pre-reading, reading, and after reading. • For pre-reading, give an idea as to what the text is about. • To enhance skimming skills, after asking a question, let the student go over the text again to get the gist again then wait for them to volunteer the answer. • Scanning is for looking for specific information while skimming is for getting the gist of the text. • Be flexible and change up how you teach or handle intensive reading
  15. 15. TIPS FOR TEACHERS • Firstly, all materials selected must be stimulating for the students. • Secondly, they need to feel they can contribute their personal opinions. • Intensive reading also enhances skimming and scanning skills
  16. 16. TIPS FOR TEACHERS
  17. 17. TIPS FOR TEACHERS
  18. 18. QUIZ • Define Intensive Reading. • Give at least 4 of the 8 items/focuses. Okay, 3.  • Do you think Intensive Reading is effective in teaching literature? Why or why not?

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