ERIC Number: ED207347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Developing Reading Skills: A Practical Guide to Reading Comprehension Exercises.
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)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Reading Rate, Reading Skills, Speech Skills, Speed Reading, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, Writing (Composition)
Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57 Street, New York, NY 10022 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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