Reading can be done in many ways.
• practise specific skills such as reading to extract specific information, or reading for gist.
• for communicative purposes, as part of other activities
Most reading sequences involve more than one reading skill. You can start with reading for gist, then follow by detailed reading.
You can start identifying the topic of a text, then follow by reading for specific information.
Examples of reading sequences:
1. Predicting the meaning of the words (key words in the text)
2. Asking detailed comprehension questions.
• true/false questions
• information questions (Wh-Qs)
3. Construction of language
4. Reading loud: This allows students to hear a clear spoken version of written text.
5. General questions: Students go back to the text to answer the questions in details.
6. Match the words with definitions
7. Picturing from a text.
8. Students can guess the words according to the structure of the language.
9. Using technology (internet)
10. Students can be given a task to do.
11. Ordering paragraphs
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