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Isabel Samaniego
8-192-362 05-05-12


Reading skills

-Reading is the first and most important skill that is taught at school.
Learning to read well, will facilitate the learning process, that otherwise will be impaired

Reading skills

Every child needs to develop reading skills to read a wide variety of materials effectively and with a purpose.

Reading skills

At middle school level, students have been taught for a long time, but still a large number of the students cannot read effectively, even in their native language. It is possible that the major reasons of this, is the lack of knowledge about reading skills.

The Purpose and importance of Reading


To acquire / Enhances knowledge Reading helps in mental development Improvement of conversational skills helps readers to decipher new words developing vocabulary, language skills To connect the ideas through the material on the basis of prior knowledge If the reader don't know anything about a subject, then it will be difficult for him to grab the information 7516324 This is hard to read and remember. 751-6324 This is easier because of chunking. 123-4567 This is easy to read because of prior knowledge and structure

Why Evaluate?

To document success To detect weaknesses and strengths in reading skills To justify remediation on students reading skills To help teachers take decisions about the way of teaching reading skills

Why Evaluate?

Anderson, Nile in Reading. Practical English Language Teaching. views reading in terms of four things. They are: 1The Text: 2The Reader: 3Fluency: ----teachers should take the following steps: Model fluent oral reading Provide direct instruction and feedback Provide oral support and modeling for readers ( Provide students with plenty of materials Offer many opportunities for practice Encourage prosody 4Strategic Reading:

Why Evaluate?

4Strategic Reading:

--Reading Comprehension-- set by the teacher to cover all the mayor reading skills
Activate prior knowledge, and connect the applicable prior experiences to the reading (if students don't have the requisite background knowledge about a topic, they will be unable to comprehend) Set Purposes Predict Decode Text identify word and sentence meanings Summarize bring meaning forward throughout the reading, building on prior information to create new and fuller meanings Visualize see characters, settings, situations, ideas, mental models Question Monitor understanding - the most salient difference between good and poor readers is that good


Evaluation is when a reader decides what they like or do not like about what they have read. Evaluation is the readers chance to assess the book or text. Evaluation requires the reader to ask questions during and after reading. Evaluation allows you to express your opinion about the text.


Assessing Reading FluencyAssessing Accuracy-

Assessing ProsodyReading Comprehension Test--All of these incorporate a diagnostic checklist that is used to record students reading behaviors.