ERIC Number: ED200894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Schema for a Second-Language Experience Approach to the Teaching of Reading.
Wilson, Robert D.
Noting that while the language experience approach to reading instruction assumes that the learner is intuitively familiar with the language and that this familiarity facilitates recognition of the language on the printed page, this paper argues that students learning to read in a second language do not have the same degree of intuitive familiarity with the language as do native speakers. The paper provides a schema for providing learners the opportunity to identify their intuitive familarity with language and with the second language as it appears in print. The schema described is a model of factors that includes (1) learning, which involves the four tasks of comprehension, comparison, composition, and concentration; (2) language, which involves the tasks of semantics, shape, structure, and skill; (3) clues, which is decoding by encoding in the linguistic sense of getting the message by giving the message to oneself; (4) media of communication, which includes the four general types of sentence, paragraph, content, and style; and (5) adaptive processes, which involve expecting, confirming, remembering, and organizing. An addendum provides some word segmenting rules for English, Spanish, and Pilipino. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the World Congress on Reading (8th, Manila, Philippines, August 5-7, 1980).