OBJECTIVES Identify the Reading Stages. Explore some Reading Strategies. Get familiar with some tools to practice reading.
REFLECTION What kind of texts do you read in English? What difficulties do you have when you read in English? What strategies do you use when you read?
READING STAGES Before Reading Explore Information While ReadingAfter Reading Predict ideas and activate background knowledge Confirm predictions Underline new words Identify important information Scan for specific information Expand or summarize ideas Find words in the dictionary
EXPLORE Title Pictures Graphs Headings Photo legends BEFORE READING STRATEGIES
Words Expressions Events Actions People Roles PREDICT BEFORE READING STRATEGIES online go shopping chat play games watch videos friends family
General information (what, where) (who, when) Your experience (How much do you know about it?) ACTIVATE BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE AND ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE READING STRATEGIES What do they do? What do I do?
Look at the title, pictures, and headings of the following reading. Explore Do you go to the movies? What movies do you like? Active background knowledge: What information/vocabulary might the text include? Predict: Who are the characters of the movie? What kind of movie is it? Formulate questions:
underline general ideas write more questions circle words & expressions connect to graphs and headings WHILE READING STRATEGIES HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANT THINGS How often do they go online?
confirm your predictions associate to your experience & ideas ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS WHILE READING STRATEGIES What do I do? What do they do?
While you are reading, identify parts of the story that you didn´t know. Did you know all the names of the characters? Make connections: While you are reading, underline the words that you do not know in the text to check later. Underline new words:
SCAN FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION Use Key Words What...? (things, actions) When…? (time, day, year) Where...? (places) Who…? (people) Why…? (reasons) AFTER READING STRATEGIES
Use Context images words before / after examples - definitions explanations Or the Dictionary AFTER READING STRATEGIES CLARIFY WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
Give Important Information & Use Key Words SUMMARIZE USING YOUR OWN WORDS AFTER READING STRATEGIES Internet addicts spend a lot of time online. They talk about it. It’s their only hobby. They have problems with family and school. They sometimes miss appointments because they’re online. But they can go to a counseling service… online.
Post-Reading Exercise Tell your friend the most important aspects from the reading in your own words. Summarize: Go back to the words that you underlined in the text and find their meaning by using the dictionary. Find new words in the dictionary : Do the exercises from the handout. Scanning: