The Importance Of Reading In The First Language

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3.3. Reading in the First Language Reading in the first language takes place at an early age. Research has demonstrated that the most appropriate age for children to start reading is between six to seven years old. Apparently, first language reading is an uncomplicated process due to the children’s oral familiarity with words. When native-speaking children commence to learn reading, in most of the time, they encounter with words they already know form their spoken language, they have developed a wide range of implicit knowledge of the morphology, phonology, and syntactic structure of their L1 (Nation, 2009; Grabe, 2009). Reading in the first language can take three stages. Shared reading is the first formal phase of reading in schools, wherein a teacher utilizes a large blown-up book. It is like a ‘parent reading a child bedtime story’. A story from the beforehand mentioned book is read; pictures and written language are also pointed out by the teacher. Learners are engaged in this activity so that to anticipate what to come next in the story (Nation, 2009).…show more content…
Prior to ask learners to commence reading, the title of the book, pictures of the story, key words (without considering their written form), inference-making, and knowledge about the topic are all concurrently and carefully uncovered by both the teacher and learners. After that, a discussion followed reading occurs. Independent reading or Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) is an illustration of silent reading during a class time period. During this session, learners have an opportunity to choose a book to read it, either silently or to the class (Nation, 2009), divorced from any
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