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The act of reading


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The act of reading

  1. 1. THE ACT OF READINGTHE ACT OF READING The wor(l)d readingThe wor(l)d reading
  2. 2. Reading: interactionReading: interaction space between aspace between a sender (text author)sender (text author) and a receiverand a receiver (reader), which both(reader), which both of them builds aof them builds a sense.sense. Reading is not aReading is not a one-way process,one-way process, but abut a dialogicaldialogical process.process.
  3. 3. Text: a sense unit, not necessarily aText: a sense unit, not necessarily a verbal text. It is a lacunate space,verbal text. It is a lacunate space, those gaps has been filled by reader.those gaps has been filled by reader.
  4. 4. Reading as aReading as a counterwordcounterword space:space: author and reader are provisoryauthor and reader are provisory places. The senses are continuallyplaces. The senses are continually built, in a continuous andbuilt, in a continuous and dialogical process.dialogical process.
  5. 5. A reader needs to be ready for a readingA reader needs to be ready for a reading experience and to assume a critical andexperience and to assume a critical and dialogical position.dialogical position. Reading: aReading: a responsiveresponsive andand responsibleresponsible act.act.
  6. 6. World reading:World reading: precedes the wordprecedes the word reading. It is areading. It is a student previousstudent previous knowledge, its lifeknowledge, its life experiences,experiences, socioculturalsociocultural repertoire, builtrepertoire, built senses about thesenses about the environmentenvironment which it lives.which it lives.
  7. 7. Reading is not aReading is not a decoding activity.decoding activity. Reading is an answerReading is an answer and a choice – is toand a choice – is to actact over world.over world. The act of reading:The act of reading: crucial act to develop acrucial act to develop a critical awareness aboutcritical awareness about the individual role atthe individual role at society and its capacitysociety and its capacity to change the change the world.
  8. 8. When a person opensWhen a person opens to the different, hasto the different, has to deal with newto deal with new ideas, people,ideas, people, experiences, finallyexperiences, finally opens its perceptualopens its perceptual range and enrichedrange and enriched its repertoire,its repertoire, helping it to changehelping it to change itself.itself.
  9. 9. Video: Reading inspires childrenVideo: Reading inspires children
  10. 10. ““Reading the wordReading the word and learning how toand learning how to write the word so onewrite the word so one can later read it arecan later read it are preceded by learningpreceded by learning how to write thehow to write the world, that is havingworld, that is having the experience ofthe experience of changing the worldchanging the world and touching theand touching the world”.world”. Paulo Freire (1921-1997),Paulo Freire (1921-1997), brazilian educatorbrazilian educator
  11. 11. Source textsSource texts BAKHTIN, M.BAKHTIN, M. Estética da criação verbalEstética da criação verbal. São Paulo: Martins. São Paulo: Martins Fontes, 1997.Fontes, 1997. ______.______. Para uma filosofia do atoPara uma filosofia do ato. Trad.. Trad. Carlos Alberto FaracoCarlos Alberto Faraco e Cristovão Tezza da edição americanae Cristovão Tezza da edição americana Toward a philosophyToward a philosophy of the actof the act.. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. (traduçãoAustin: University of Texas Press, 1993. (tradução destinada exclusivamente para uso didático e acadêmico).destinada exclusivamente para uso didático e acadêmico). ______.; VOLOSHINOV, V.______.; VOLOSHINOV, V. Marxismo e filosofia da linguagemMarxismo e filosofia da linguagem.. 12. ed. São Paulo: Hucitec, 2006.12. ed. São Paulo: Hucitec, 2006. FREIRE, P.; MACEDO, D.FREIRE, P.; MACEDO, D. Alfabetização - Leitura do mundo,Alfabetização - Leitura do mundo, leitura da palavraleitura da palavra. Rio de Janeiro: Paz e Terra, 1990.. Rio de Janeiro: Paz e Terra, 1990. JORDÃO, C. M.; MARTINEZ, J. Z.JORDÃO, C. M.; MARTINEZ, J. Z. Fundamentos do texto emFundamentos do texto em língua inglesa IIlíngua inglesa II. Curitiba: IESDE, 2009.. Curitiba: IESDE, 2009.