The importance of extensive
reading for development of
language skills

Some reasons for the development
of the reading ha...
Index
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Why is important reading?

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Different skills developed:
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Vocabulary

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Comprehension
Grammar

Ideas for ...
Why is important reading?
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Acquiring knowledge (reading for
information). Different reading styles:
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−

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Skimming
Sca...
This is just an example…
Comprehension
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Scanning

Skimming

Looking for exact pieces
of information
General meaning
Features of each text

All...
Vocabulary
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Learning in a meaningful way is better than
learning by heart
Guess the meaning by context
Learn wor...
Grammar
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It is learned in a intuitive way, as readers
are exposed to accurate forms of
language.
Opens doors for m...
Ideas for the deveopment of
reading habits




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Having a class
library
Devoting some time
to reading in class
Story...
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Extensive reading

  1. 1. The importance of extensive reading for development of language skills Some reasons for the development of the reading habits
  2. 2. Index  Why is important reading?  Different skills developed: − − Vocabulary −  Comprehension Grammar Ideas for the development of reading habits
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. This is just an example…
  5. 5. Comprehension   Scanning Skimming Looking for exact pieces of information General meaning Features of each text All are undoubtfully necesary in our daily life and work
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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

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