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ERIC Number: ED268835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Frameworks for Reading.
Devitt, Sean M.
An approach to the selection of second language reading material that is authentic but comprehensible at the lower levels begins by using materials with interesting content that are accessible to the student. The approach capitalizes on the students' prior knowledge, information resources, or supplementary information provided with the reading. It allows the students to react to the text in their own individual ways according to their own experiences and the knowledge they bring to the text. Such a technique is consonant with the communicative approach. It addresses the learner's own cognitive level and avoids providing them with bland, prepackaged language that does not promote real language skill development. The technique is illustrated with an article from a Danish newspaper. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: New Approaches in the Language Classroom: Coping with Change. Proceedings of the National Modern Languages Convention (2nd, Dublin, Ireland, January 31-February 1, 1986); see FL 015 669.