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ERIC Number: ED345582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching Reading Comprehension through Classroom Communication Activities.
Johnson, Patricia
Recent research indicates that reading comprehension is the interaction of the reader's knowledge of the topic and the language with the writer's choice of content and use of the language. Classroom activities based on this research can lead to foreign language learners' successful construction of meaning from a written passage through oral and written communication activities. Pre-reading activities build new knowledge or activate existing background knowledge of the content of the reading passage, involving interaction with either the topic or the language of the text. Varied techniques also actively engage students with the text while reading. Post-reading activities help students to think about what they have read. Through these activities, readers discover what they understand and how the writer understands his or her own production. Contains 15 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: An earlier version of the paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (Coventry, England, United Kingdom April 1989).