Tema 4: Reading
Cristina Zamora (convalidada) Beatriz Villa Susana Sanz Mª Carmen Sanz Raquel Romeo Susana Regidor Iñaki Rodríguez Victoria Sanchez
Preguntas: What is Reading?
It is one of the four basic skills It is a written receptive skill Both are correct
Styles of reading:
Reading aloud and silent reading Intensive reading and extensive reading The previous answers are not complete
They guide the reader through the text and are normally related to bottom- up processes.
Pre-reading tasks Tasks during reading Tasks after reading
4. For text selection, the Primary School teacher should bear in mind the following principles:
Texts should be adapted to the learner’s cognitive development. Texts should enhance motivation and promote self-steem Both are correct
5. Types of knowledge required to make sense of the text.
Morphological knowledge Explicit knowledge Descriptive knowledge
6. It is more concerned with the search of specific information within a text.
Silent reading Scanning Skimming
7 What is reading? a.- It is one of the four basic skills need to gain competence in mastering a language. b.- It is a written receptive skill which activates a chain of cognitive processes in making sense of the text (readers draw inferences, construct interpretation and respond activey to written texts. c.- Both of them.
8 Reasons for reading and text selection. a.- To get information or search for information: menus, public signs, web sites... b.- To satisfy curiositi about a topic: magazine articles, newspaper editorials, adertisements... c.- Both of them.
9 Characteristics of written language according to Brown (2001:303-306): a.- There are three characteristics: permanence, processing time and orthography. b.- There are five characteristics: permanence, processing time, orthography , vocabulary and formality. c.- There are seven characteristics: permanence, processing time, distance, orthography, complexity, vocabulary and formality.
10. What are the main features of extensive reading? a) It is more oriented towards grasping a general understanding of the text for the purpose of enjoyment or learning. b) Text used for extensive reading are usually long text such as books or articles and reading them takes extended periods of time. c) All of them are correct.
11. What are the types of knowledge required to make sense the text? a) Syntactic knowledge, morphological knowledge and topic knowledge. c) Syntactic knowledge, morphological knowledge, general word knowledge, topic knowledge and gender knowledge. d) Syntatic knowledge and morphological knowledge.
12. What is scanning? a) Scanning is more concerned with the search of specific information within a text. b) It consist the reader have to know a specific vocabulary in order to understand the meaning of the text. c) The reader has to be specialist in the matter of the text in order to understand the text.
13. Some principles for the teaching of extensive reading are: (Choose the wrong answer). a) Students read as much as possible. b) The purposes of reading are usually related to pleasure, information and general understanding.
c) The students can´t select what they want to read.
14. Choose the right answer. a) Anticipating and predicting possible information to be included. This is a pre-reading tasks. b) Following the spelling. This is a pre-reading tasks. c) Reading in word-groups. This is a pre-reading tasks.
15. Choose the wrong answer: a) Eliciting reader´s own interpretations. This is a post – reading tasks. b) Relating the content to other reading. This is a post-reading tasks. c) Summarising the content. This is a task during reading.
16. What should the teacher bear in mind for text selection? a) Text should be adapted to the leaner´s cognitive development. b) Texts cover a wide variety of topics in order to reflect the diversity of interest present in the classroom. c) All of them are right.
17. What could be a goal for an extensive reading programme? a) Take into account students language abilities. b) The materials will be the same for all the students. The plan reading could be the same for students with different skills. 18. What are the tasks before reading? a) It enables the reader to access background knowledge. b) It provides specific information needed for successful comprehension. c) All of them, and three more. Grabe and Stoller.