Reading can help the students a lot by supporting students at other subjects, get higher grades in school, and teach them about the world around them. Reading can support students in various subjects. First, reading can help students build vocabulary skill. Johnson O 'Connor, an American psychometrician, researcher, the educator said that reading is an important step to increase children’s knowledge of words. He also said, “Reading is how you can find the words that you
Why we read? We read because reading benefits our body, inspires us to be better people, and expands our capabilities to be imaginative, creative and empathetic. A negative stigma about reading has developed in the current century: that reading is a mere pastime, that it is a taxing chore [or labour], and simply a hobby for the elderly or people with time on their hands. But reading is much more than this. In recent years, research into the benefits of reading has shown us that reading helps to improve focus, concentration and memory.
Engaging students in reading has always been and might always be a hard task if educators and parents do not seek to find ways to engage the minds of the children. If that is not done then children grow up with a pre-conceive notion about reading which would make it harder for them to read a book on their own, like reading or even see the value of it. Unfortunately, I can say that I was a student who never liked reading, who never saw the value of it and rather watch a movie based on book than read it but I can proudly say that I no longer share those views of my younger self and I do see the value and benefits of reading and appreciate it much more. As a prospective teacher, I try to identify strategies and activities that would foster students
Understanding How to Help Your Child Read Why is it important for my child to read? The ability to read is vital. It paves the way to success in school, which can build self-confidence and motivate your child to set high expectations for life. People read for many reasons: for pleasure and interest for work to obtain information that will help them make choices and decisions to understand directions (such as those on street signs and in recipe books)to learn about the world to keep in touch with family and friends How will my child learn to read? Learning to read does not happen all at once.
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 that teachers must look for techniques or develop strategies to help students who are at
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 can provide interesting material to read.
It found that students’ past and present experiences of learn- ing to read and being a reader inﬂuenced their perceptions of what reading is and of what it means to teach reading. As a teacher educator, I am not able to give students long experience of seeing children becoming readers, but I am able to give them richer experiences of reading in personally and culturally rele- vant contexts. Calderhead and Sharrock (1997) identiﬁed the tensions they claimed existed then in the world of teacher education. They saw a world full of tensions: the ten- sion between theory and practice, content and process, gatekeeping and facilitating, personal and professional development, survival and reﬂection, support and chal- lenge and reproduction and innovation.
Q3: How can adopting the suitable reading strategies facilitate students' process of learning. ? Research Hypotheses In conducting the present study, we hypothesize that: H1: Secondary school students hold positive attitudes towards using reading strategies in enhancing their reading
In so doing, he/she would provided support or guided instruction during the reading process so that students can comprehend. Hence, the goal, according to (Froese, 1990), of every language teacher is to improve comprehension skills. That is, through the use of various strategies. Among some of the strategies that can improve reading comprehension, Walker (2004) identified questions-answers and relationships, K-W-L, directed reading thinking activity, language experience, reciprocal teaching and guided
The Importance of Reading Strategies As previously mentioned in the introduction, reading is vital in foreign language learning process and becomes effective when the comprehension is accomplished by the learners. One way to improve learners’ reading comprehension is strategy instruction ( Khaki , 2014) . In the study and experiment conducted by Khaki (2014), it is concluded that summarizing is an effective way for developing learners’ reading comprehension. Therefore, Khaki (2014) recommends that teachers ought to ask the learners to write a summary passage about what they read. Many other researchers have concluded that successful learners utilize more learning strategies and use them more frequently.