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ERIC Number: EJ1023408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
The Effect of Summary Writing on Reading Comprehension: The Role of Mediation in EFL Classroom
Gao, Yang
Reading Improvement, v50 n2 p43-47 Sum 2013
Reading teachers focus more on the instruction of reading content or strategies, but pay relatively less attention to the impact of writing on reading comprehension. Based on mediation theory, the author examined the effect of summary writing about reading texts on readers' comprehension. By reviewing relevant literatures on the topic of reading and writing connections, the author explained how summarization as a way to guide English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) learners to read and learn improves their reading abilities. One implication for teaching reading is that compared with exclusive reading instruction, an interactive model of reading and writing can better improve EFL readers' comprehension.
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Language: English
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