Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Reading strategies

I guess we all apply various reading strategies as we read, whether the text is a factual one or just for entertainment. In school we should make the students aware of this and teach them various strategies they can use when reading new material. On Cappelen's web sites there is an 11-step approach that can be used when dealing with unknown factual texts. I have tried this reading strategy with my students a couple of times, and believe it is an all right approach to texts that are a bit complex. Some students do not see the benefit of this way of reading, of course, but sometimes I think they can be encouraged to try something new and different. Check it out; it is worth a try.

Photo: "Love read"

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