Lecture 10. Written forms of communication.
Written forms of communication.
Reading is an interactive process. There are several types of interaction in the process of reading:
between textual form and content
skimming and scanning reading strategies
top-down and bottom-up processing strategies
reader’s anticipatory guesses and confirmation from the text
reader’s schemata and information from the text,
text and reality, textual and reader’s reality
text propositions and critical thinking, communicative message and reader’s response
Reading proficiency as an integral part of speech competence demands linguistic competence, strategic competence, socio-cultural competence (cultural awareness) and discourse competence and integration with other skills
Integration with other skills
(listening, speaking, writing).
- (cultural awareness of realia, cultural backgrounds).
(looking for markers of coherence& cohesion in the written text for the purpose of reading comprehension.
Treasure hunts and web puzzles
This is a series of questions. Students have to find the answers by searching and reading the Internet.
Here are a few ideas for web quests:
How is life in the UK different from life in our country?
What is a typical school day like for students of our age in Nepal?
Is fast food really bad for you?
Which is the best theme park in the world?
- is a complex communicative and cognitive skill which implies the work of many psychological mechanisms: memory, perception, anticipation, inner speech, thinking and its operations
Reading should be taught to enable students to develop sound - letter correspondence (technique of reading) and to develop the ability to comprehend the reading message (comprehension of reading).