6Reading these days (in general)… ?People are reading less …(even in their own language)Technology A change!Not much time,not much ‘alone time’I watched the movie…Are people interested in acquiring knowledge?
7For our second language students… issues/ implications?
8Types of reading Intensive Extensive academic-type readings focus on accuracyConcentrating on distilling informationfor pleasure: novels or articlesfocus on fluencyMain ideas? What’s the gist of it? My impressions?
9“…students may sometimes be surprised to learn there are ‘reading skills’; that is, that reading is more than literacy and a large vocabulary…”
10Lets Sort out the Skills! Pre-ReadingPost-ReadingDuring Reading?
11Academic Reading: Pre-Reading Skills Objective…Why am I reading this?Am I interested?(predicting) (judging the difficulty)What about vocabulary…?Do I need to understand every word?Which words do I need?Do I need to know these words beforehand?What are some strategies… ?(organization: skimming/ scanning)
12Skim or Scan??? Skim Scan What percent? How much? How many pages are there?Graphs? Pictures?Any direct quotes?What is the title? Who is the author?Is this serious? What is the tone?What is the conclusion?Topic Sentences?How many ?
13Scan Skim Pre-Reading academic reading don’t read EVERY word Read quicklyScan1. something to look for specifically: question/ word/ figure/quote2. Goal = specific informationSkim1. How is it organized?2. What is the ‘gist’?3. Goal : get an impression of the whole