TYPES OF READING
PerceptiveInvolve attending to the components of larger stretches of discourse : letters, words,punctuation, and other graphemic symbols.2.
SelectiveIs largely an artifact of assessment ofrmats. Used picture-cued tasks, matching, true/ false,multiple-choice, etc.3.
InteractiveInteractive task is to identify relevant features (lexical, symbolic, grammatical, anddiscourse) within texts of moderately short length with the objective of retaining theinformation that is processed.4.
The purposes of assessment usually are to tap into a learner’s global undestanding of a text,
as opposed to asked test-
takers to “zoom in” on small detail
s. Top down processing isassumed for most extensive tasks.
PERCEPTIVE READINGReading Aloud
Reads them aloud, one by one, in the presence of-an administrator.
Reproduce the probein writing. Evaluation of the test taker’s response must be carefully
Choosing one of four or five possible answers.
Shown a picture, written text and are given one of a number of possible tasks to perform.