Reading Analysis In Reading

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Reading is beneficial in acquiring language, according to Harmer, “ The more you read, the better you get at it” (Harmmer, 2007). This means reading is a significant skill that students should practice in daily life because it will support them in being more intelligent by having a lot of input, improve their language and construct their vocabulary as well as it will help them in their careers (Harmmer, 2007). Teachers should consider reading as an important skill and try to scaffold students in simple and fun way to make students feel interested to learn. In this paper I am going to analyze my MST`s reading lesson that I observed during my teaching practice to see what worked with her students and what did not work as well
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In fact, my teacher should ask her student, for example to read the title or to look at the illustrations or diagrams and try to predict because not all of the students are good in reading and I think they would like something to scaffold them in comprehension. Then, the teacher may ask her students to share their predictions orally with her or write them on a piece of paper, so they can return to it while they read (Tompkins, Literacy for the 21st century , 2010). Although, there was no preparation for reading, but at the end it worked with students because they read silently which also means reading independently. According to Gail Tompkins, when students read independently, they read for their purpose, “Students do not try to figure out the author`s meaning as they read; instead they negotiate or create a meaning that makes sense based on words they are reading and on their background knowledge” (Tompkins, Literacy for the 21st century, 2006). From my point, asking students questions after reading is better to check their understanding, also it provides teachers the chance to inspire higher level thinking in students (Readence,…show more content…
Prediction from pictures or words is one useful strategy, so I recommend to use because it will enhance students thinking. For example, she might ask students to predict what they are going to read in the text using the title and the illustration and then students read the text and check their predictions if they were correct or not. Book covers, photographs give learners the idea of what they are going to read, in fact their brain starts predicting what they are going to read (Harmmer, 2007). Skimming which means to read quickly is also a useful strategy because it helps students to get the gist of a text (Scrivener, 2005). I think my teacher should use this strategy before asking students to read because it helps students to get the main ideas about the text, it helps students to require information that they want and to get a general sense of a topic. I propose to ask students skim the text first in thirty seconds and then asks them questions about what they read or what they understood from reading the headings and the authors` points of view (S,
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