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ERIC Number: ED207347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 252
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-521-28364-7
Developing Reading Skills: A Practical Guide to Reading Comprehension Exercises.
Grellet, Francoise
This book is presented for teachers who do not use a reading course and who wish to produce their own material as well as for individuals developing materials for tailor-made courses. Various types of reading comprehension exercises are described and classified. The exercise-types suggested can be adapted for all reading levels. The book begins with a review of reading and reading comprehension and discusses some issues to be considered when producing or using reading comprehension exercises. Reading comprehension in the classroom and reading comprehension exercise-types are also discussed. Exercises focus on: (1) reading techniques and sensitizing the reader, improving reading speed, and progressing from skimming to scanning; (2) conveying the aim and function of the text, its organization, and its thematization; (3) the understanding of meaning including both the non-linguistic and linguistic responses to the text; and (4) assessing the text in terms of fact versus opinion and the writer's intention. (JK)
Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57 Street, New York, NY 10022 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A