ERIC Number: ED385167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Developing Skills for Independent Reading. Pathfinder 22. A CILT Series for Language Teachers.
Mitchell, Iain; Swarbrick, Ann
This guide discusses ways in which departments might develop pupils' reading foreign language skills through a planned program of reading including reading for pleasure. Strategies to help students tackle new reading efforts are outlined as well as strategies in which teachers can help students. It is useful for teachers to have an understanding of what reading skills standards have developed in general terms before they begin learning a new language; there is a fine line between what can be assumed and reality in terms of what students know. Foreign language teachers need to do more than just provide texts, they need to teach reading strategies. Reading diaries are suggested as one way of teaching reading, and the policies of two schools where they are in use are detailed. German and French reading examples are used throughout the text. (Contains five references.) (NAV)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Foreign Countries, French, German, Independent Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Skill Development
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT), 20 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LB, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).