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ERIC Number: ED302054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 18
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Teaching Non-English Speakers To Read in English
Mellor, Elva R.
Although reading skills transfer from first to second language, there are other considerations when teaching English reading to non-English-speakers. Reading is the foundation for future studies, and should be taught effectively from the beginning for students to have success in their studies. Good readers in any language have experiences that help build knowledge of their surroundings, language skills that help them communicate and understand what is communicated, self-confidence that motivates them to keep trying and learning, and other essential skills. Teachers need to understand how these skills influence their students' progress in learning to read. It is more important for teachers to know how than when to introduce reading. Checklists designed to develop teachers' understanding of sequential skills development can help teachers plan, teach, evaluate, and assess their students. In addition to academic factors, the teacher must consider other factors affecting learning: environmental, affective, and physical influences, teacher attitude, and possible learning problems. Teachers should identify books, materials, and techniques that promote the learning process. Knowing how to guide students through their learning process will provide both the learner and the teacher with success. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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