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Taken as it is from the text From the text Students must use their vocabulary knowledge to complete the sentence Not taken as it is from the text From the text Students must use their vocabulary knowledge to complete the sentence Graphic organizers Graphic organizers help students construct meaning and visualize how ideas fit together.
Scolastic has some interesting ideas for using graphic organizers as learning tools that can be used with any text. Text type and structure Identifying type of text i. Distinguishing general from specific ideas.
Cohesion Identifying the connectors however, moreover, thus, etc to see how ideas are linked within the text. Vocabulary and grammar work Reading is a great opportunity for vocabulary and grammar practice, which contribute, to a better understanding of the text.
Here are some examples of these activities.
Vocabulary work Provide a list of vocabulary words from a reading passage and have students sort them into various categories: Parts of speech, Semantic fields e.
Other vocabulary activities consist of: Matching synonyms or opposites; Filling the gaps with the appropriate words from the text.
Grammar work Many grammar points are directly related to the meaning of the text.
Students can be encouraged to notice the grammar structures used to convey meaning through activities such as: Distinguishing passive from active structures. Post reading activities Post-reading activities help learners summarize their learning, get a deeper understanding, and organize their thoughts and ideas.
Here are examples of these activities. What I learned Some elements of the KWL chart mentioned above, namely the L Learned column, have to be completed after reading the text. Discussion Groups react to the content of the passage.
Each group reports to the other groups a summary of their findings followed by whole class discussion. Summarizing As a post reading activity, teachers may ask students to write a summary of the main points of a text. Chambers and Brighamcited in Nation,report an interesting strategy to help learners summarize a passage.
This strategy is called summary by deletion.How to teach reading skills Introduction. This article is concerned with how to teach reading skills. It includes two main parts. The first part presents a theoretical background that deals with a definition of reading and the skills involved in this activity.
About this course: In this course, you will learn ideas for teaching reading and writing courses, and how to include grammar instruction within ph-vs.com how to help students with differing types of reading problems and how to implement both intensive and extensive reading strategies.
How To Teach A Perfect Reading Lesson by Tara Arntsen , views While students certainly need practice reading material in English, it is important that you include short speaking, listening and writing activities whenever possible in your reading lessons.
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