Translation Student 5, Focus group interview, Q “seguir aprendiendo cosas nuevas” Student 4, Learners’ journal entry 8 “keep learning new things” Translation Student 4, Learners’ journal entry 8 “ students are very interested in their reading comprehension performance, they keep in mind their results to improve next class. They express their desire to get better scores in their tests” Teacher’ classroom observation , entry 8 Additionally, as part of this active role to become self-directed readers interest was an issue that emerged from qualitative data. During the intervention some students were never interested on the reading activities, but many learners expressed a strong change on their interest towards reading. At the beginning they reported that reading was not very interesting for them because it was difficult to understand but at the end of the process many students reported to have changed their minds. Some excerpts confirm they are more interested in the reading
If people do not understand what they read, it becomes a frustrating, pointless exercise in word calling. It is no exaggeration to say that how well students develop the ability to comprehend what they read has a profound effect on their entire lives. A major goal of reading comprehension instruction, therefore, is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences they must have if they are to become competent and enthusiastic readers. The main goal of reading is to derive meaning from the text. Classrooms across the nation are interspersed with students that do not understand what they have
Reading Skills for Content Subjects As a professional in English teaching, I have received a lot of training about the importance of the use of reading strategies and helping students to develop their reading skills. I consider this topic of a great importance not only for learning a second language but also for our daily activities. However, I have noticed that my students just relate reading strategies to second language learning and do not consider it useful for other aspects. Consequently, now that I have had the possibility to teach Social Studies in a second language, I have taken the time to show my students that reading skills are very useful for other subjects and their daily life. According to Jones and Lapham (2004), “ Social studies
Corollary to this, as early as grade one, the child must already be exposed to various low level but interesting reading materials that will capture his interest, motivate him to turn the pages, and later develop his love for books, and start to acquiring knowledge and the most needed learning that will help him become more competitive and language literature. In school, reading is the most important subjects to be learned by the child. For this matter, a child will learn little in today 's world if he does not learn to read properly. In fact, Reading is both a subject of instruction and a tool employed towards effective teaching- learning process. It cannot also be denied that every teacher is in cognizance that skillful handling of reading as a school subject is very vital and important especially to beginning readers to avoid frustrations in the end.
What Kind of Books Do Kids Like? Years of research show obviously that fostering a love of reading plays a significant role in every child's life. As Laura Bush -the eminent lady of theUnited States of America- said ''when children learn to love books, they learn to love learning. '' Reading stories introduces kids to the complicated nature of language and, moreover, helps them acquire essential language skills. In other words, children have the key that opens the door to all the knowledge of the world bit by bit at the time that they have learned to read well.
One advantage when teaching reading in a second language is that the learners most likely already know how to read in their first language and they probably have some strategies for it which help when learning to read in a new language (Pinter, 2006, p.68). During the field study day some of the students mentioned that they read English books but it was hard since they did not know all of the words and could have a hard time understanding some bits. As a teacher it could therefore be important to make sure that the students read books on their level, so they do not lose their interest. Also make the students aware of the ability to understand content from the context and not stop at every single word they do not understand.
Shared Reading, is where the teacher models and support students. Generally, the teacher reads for enjoyment first then later, the teacher may focus on theme, title, cover, illustrations, and predictions. Significantly, it is during this type of reading that student contribution is strongly encouraged. Language concepts are emphasised, and in this way, typical phonics/grammar knowledge is strengthened. Guided Reading is an instructional reading strategy during which a teacher works with small groups of children who have similar reading processes and needs.
Ada (杨灵飞) Mrs. Cary Ann Vincent Applied English 153 26 May 2017 The importance of reading for kids Nowadays, more and more parents pay great attention to reading when their kids are still young. However, there are still many parents do not realize to develop their kids into reading because of the thin awareness of reading they have had. In my opinion, reading is fundamental and really important for kids. It can enrich children’s lives and strengthen their analytical thinking as well as enhance themselves by gain the knowledge from books. Reading can open up new worlds and enrich children's lives.
Introduction: 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
7 Most reading instruction in elementary and secondary school is very focused on the understanding of the text and even in the new words or vocabulary build up. From that sense, interventions are needed by the students (Burns, Hodgson, Parker, & Fremont, 2011). The success of students in any field of acquiring skills specifically in reading can be determined through students’ motivation which could possibly be obtained by the teachers’ attitude and capability in constructing a program beneficial for each student but when teachers fail to maintain good attitude towards students then low-motivated learners are expected to fail in comprehending or understanding any form of a given printed materials Nilsen (2009). Morgan & Fuchs, 2007 emphasized