Reading involves garnering knowledge, information and meaning from any literary text. Readers are encouraged to be active in constructing meaning while reading text. Thus, after reading has taken place, readers should have a clear understanding of what has been written and they will then be able to transfer information they need. However, many students still have challenges with comprehension; especially when they have to comprehend words, sentences or an entire text. If people do not understand what they read, it becomes a frustrating, pointless exercise in word calling.
In this case the effects of reading motivation will be discussed. The importance of reading should not be underestimated mostly “[b]ecause learning depends so strongly on text materials [that] reading competence appears to be a highly important precondition of academic achievement” (Schiefele et al. (2012: 428). Therefore, it is important to evoke the students’ reading motivation to improve their reading competence, as they work hand-in-hand. Improving competence without motivation is hardly possible.
Like turning the pages of a book, our minds turn over new ideas that before may have seem incomprehensible, some ideas to remember, others to be revisited or obliviously ignored. Does reading really make us better people? To adequately answer this, one must pick up a book to fully understand the wisdom, peacefulness and companionship a good book boundlessly
Reading extensively involves giving learners the option of choosing their texts and reading at their own speed. For many it is a more pleasurable way of reading. In using this method, a teacher has the important role of influencing learners to read by introducing them to either simplified or unsimplified text, depending on their reading level. Most importantly, teachers need to ensure that learners understand the beneficial aspects of reading extensively. By helping them set realistic goals and familiarizing them with various types of texts, learners will enhance their word recognition and, as a result, experience more pleasure out of reading without having to constantly stop reading due to lack of
We get most concise understanding of what we read after reading. Why reading is important? Reading isn’t just about going from the beginning to the end of a written passage.rather we read to get the knowledge, to gain new vocabulary, to improve our understanding and also to spend leisure time. T Elements of reading Comprehension Reading comprehension has two elements that complete the process. Vocabulary konwledge.
Those who prefer the screen reader mode are most probably auditory learners who learn best through listening (Leite, Svinicki & Shi, 2009). Since these participants mentioned that they would prefer to self-read than listen, it probably shows that they belong to the read/write group of learners. Fleming (2001) highlighted that read/write learners enjoy printed handouts, essays, textbooks, manuals, web pages, and taking notes which explains why they preferred the standard guidelines
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.
The teacher should talk about things that are familiar to the students so it could be easier to understand and follow. That came up during the interview with the students, they enjoyed speaking English to each other about daily things. The students also said the main motivation for them was the knowledge that English is very useful in their everyday life and in their future. Learning through dramatizing and role play is a way the communicative approach advocates (Celce-Murcia, 2001, p.8). For example the teacher can let the students do a short dramatizing of a famous story they are familiar with, for example Red Riding Hood (J. Bylund, personal communication, 23rd of February 2017).
“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading , or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance” – Confucius Reading is very important. Others make reading as their pleasure and hobby. But Aulls (1982) defined that not all human read or learn to read. Among those who read, there are good readers and poor readers.. Nema Hermossa (2002) cited that “In school, reading is used almost universally to help a student to understand. Reading is the fundamental goal and the basic tool in education”(p.63) .
‘Good reading habit which keeps a student reading regularly for both pleasure and profit are the most valuable single stimulant for growth that the school has to impart.’ By Menon & Patel. Reading is the ability to extract from the written or printed page, the thoughts, facts and information required. It is a composite activity that takes place as a unit of action. It gives opportunities to study language : vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and the way to construct sentence, paragraphs and texts and hence it is very important for a teacher to cultivate the skill of reading in his/her students. To do so a teacher has to plan a good number of Pre-Reading Activities for his/her students.