Pre-reading strategies Week 4
Pre-reading strategies. Activity: identify the genre
= introduce some different pre-reading strategies (previewing,predicting, visualizing, text-connections and
). Elicit brief explanations and descriptions.
Previewing: reviewing titles, section headings, and photo captions toget a sense of the structure and content of a reading selection
Predicting: using knowledge of the subject matter to make predictionsabout content and vocabulary; using knowledge of the text type andpurpose to make predictions; using knowledge about the author tomake predictions about writing style, vocabulary, and content.
Visualizing: purposefully creating mental images while and after areading. Involves picturing in your mind what is happening in the text.
Text connections: relating ones own background experiences to anunfamiliar text. These connections generally form three categories:text to self (ones personality), text to text (another book previouslyread) and text to world (or culture).
Tell students that they are going to learn one more pre-reading strategy.Show them the following text on the board, take turns reading and askthem if they can identify the
(“travel writing”). Introducethe word “genre” if they don’t know it. Some other ways we can describegenre are as: “subject”, “theme”, “topic” or “writing style”. Brainstorm alist of 10-12 different genres