The importance of extensivereading for development of language skills Some reasons for the development of the reading habits
Index Why is important reading? Different skills developed: − Comprehension − Vocabulary − Grammar Ideas for the development of reading habits
Why is important reading? Acquiring knowledge (reading for information). Different reading styles: − Skimming − Scanning Learning different features of language (reading for language) That should be the major reason, really! Pleasure
Comprehension Scanning Looking for exact pieces of information General meaning Skimming Features of each text All are undoubtfully necesary in our daily life and work
Vocabulary Learning in a meaningful way is better than learning by heart Guess the meaning by context Learn words that are not usual in oral speech Better for people with visual memory Use of dictionary: Good practice.
Grammar It is learned in a intuitive way, as readers are exposed to accurate forms of language. Opens doors for more complex language structures. Grammar can also be learned by grammar books. The better you can use grammar, the beter you can explain complex ideas.
Ideas for the deveopment of reading habits Having a class library Devoting some time to reading in class Story telling activities but prepared by pupils Reading and then speaking about books