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Title: Teaching effective reading skills to college students Some


1
Teaching effective reading skills to college
students
  • Some practical
  • suggestions

Dr. Andrew Finch, ?????, ????, ?????

2
What is reading?
3
What is reading?
4
What is reading?
5
What is reading?
6
Why do we read?
  • Information
  • Information/pleasure
  • Pure pleasure
  • Exams !!!

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What do we read?
  • Books
  • Newspapers, Magazines
  • Photocopies, articles
  • Notices
  • Correspondence
  • Forms, Signs
  • Handheld media devices
  • Computer screens
  • Multi-media carriers

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What is the content?
  • Fiction (long and short)
  • Songs
  • Plays
  • Current events, feature articles and essays
  • Academic articles, reports, reviews
  • Warnings, directions
  • Letters, postcards and notes
  • Business letters, solicitations
  • T-shirt messages, bumper stickers
  • Raw data

9
What is the content?
  • Poetry
  • (Auto)biography
  • Schedules
  • Maps
  • Menus
  • Advertisements
  • Announcements
  • Comics
  • Workbook exercises
  • Bibliographic information

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What is the text structure?
  • Charts, graphs, illustrations
  • Isolated lines of text
  • Free form
  • Interlinear notes
  • Point and click images
  • Expository
  • Narrative
  • Headings, subheadings

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What skills do we use?
  • Skimming
  • Scanning
  • Extraction of specific information
  • In-depth (extensive) reading
  • Metacognition
  • (Hudson, 2007, p. 27)

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Comprehension skills
  • Recalling word meanings
  • Drawing inferences about a meaning of a word
    from context
  • Finding answers to questions answered explicitly
    or merely in paraphrase
  • Weaving together ideas from content
  • Drawing inferences from content
  • Recognizing a writers purpose, attitude, tone,
    and mood
  • Identifying a writers technique
  • Following the structure of a passage.
  • (Davis, 1968)

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1 Extensive reading
  • Extensive reading foundation www.erfoundation.org
    /index.html/
  • Extensive reading pages www.extensivereading.net
    /er/er.html
  • Video of Dr. R. Days talk about
    ER/IR www.sendspace.com/file/nq6ydr
  • Rocky Nelsons resources
  • http//nelson.myfastmail.com/ Extensive Reading/
  • http//nelson.myfastmail.com/ Intensive Reading
    Content Based/

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Class library
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2 Graded readers
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  • The aim of graded reading
  • To recycle important and useful words and grammar
    and to aid acquisition
  • To provide continuous reading practice
  • To build reading speed
  • To be enjoyable
  • To encourage reading for pleasure
  • To build DEPTH of knowledge

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Literary fiction
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Movies
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Non-fiction
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Reading at the right level
  • Students MUST read at their comfortable reading
    level so they
  • can read quickly
  • can read fluently
  • can read a lot
  • can read with very high levels of understanding
  • can enjoy the reading
  • can get the reading habit.
  • If students read something too difficult
  • the reading becomes slow
  • they cant read much
  • the students get tired easily
  • it becomes a form of study

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Reading comics and cartoons
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Comics and cartoons
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Comics and cartoons
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Comics and cartoons
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Cartoons Tintin
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Using literature Novels
  • Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
  • http//www.literature.org/authors/dickens-charles/
    christmas-carol/
  • http//etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/DicChr
    i.html
  • http//www.asksam.com/ebooks/Dickens/Christmas_Car
    ol.asp
  • http//www.online-literature.com/dickens/christmas
    carol/
  • http//www.longmankorea.com/detail.aspx?ISBN05824
    21209 (graded reader)
  • http//books.mirror.org/gb.dickens.html
  • http//wiredforbooks.org/carol/content.htm
    (audio)
  • http//welchwrite.com/blog/audio/2008/ christmas-c
    arol-2008.mp3 (audio)
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?v-hA5T1G7rxg
    (YouTube video)
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vuwii8AMfgkAfeature
    related (YouTube, part 2)
  • http//www.teachers.tv/video/30574 (Dickens
    Museum)

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Using literature Drama
  • Henrik Ibsen A Dolls House
  • http//books.google.co.kr/
  • http//www.sparknotes.com/lit/dollhouse/
  • http//www.gradesaver.com/a-dolls-house/
  • http//www.enotes.com/dollshouse
  • http//www.bibliomania.com/0/6/322/2393/frameset.h
    tml
  • Video
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vqssF73w6thw

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E-books (Handout)
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Online reading (Handout)
  • English Lit http//www.english-literature.org/res
    ources/
  • Fictionwise http//www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/fre
    ebooks.htm
  • Free Books http//www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm
  • Free online books http//www.freeonlinebooks.org/
  • Litrix http//www.litrix.com/authors.htm
  • Manybooks http//manybooks.net/
  • Memoware http//www.memoware.com/
  • Microsoft http//www.mslit.com/default.asp?src...
    iniaLibr ary
  • Microsoft reader http//www.microsoft.com/Reader/
  • O'Reilly Open Book http//www.oreilly.com/openboo
    k/
  • Online Book Page http//onlinebooks.library.upenn
    .edu/
  • Page by page books http//www.pagebypagebooks.com
    /
  • Project Gutenberg http//www.gutenberg.org/wiki/M
    ain_Page

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Integrated reading
  • Holistic approach
  • All four skills
  • Pre-reading, while-reading, post-reading
  • Graded tasks
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Online follow up
  • Active English Discussion

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Online newspapers
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Online newspapers
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Online print media
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Blogs
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More blogs
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Finally
  • Email aef_at_knu.ac.kr
  • Courses www.finchpark.com/courses
  • Articles www.finchpark.com/arts
  • PhD Thesis www.finchpark.com/afe
  • Books www.finchpark.com/books
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