Reading is the key to a successful, happy life. But our schools are filled with reluctant readers-mostly boys and English language learners and reading statistics show that the problem keeps getting worse. It doesn't take rocket science to fix this problem. Here are some tips.
Something seeming insignificant, like sight words, can be powerful in boosting reading proficiency. Struggling, average, or skilled readers alike can benefit from increasing their storehouse of sight words.
Reading comprehension is the understanding of the message of a given text. It allows the person who reads to instantly capture the meaning of each word in the text as well as its underlying message.
There is no doubt that reading textbooks helps form careers. With technological innovation, catching up with the multi-million dollar textbooks market, the market movers have introduced eReader textbooks for the benefit of the students. They believe that the age will soon arrive when the students will dispense with their pen and papers and, instead, read through the eReader books.
Enhancing students' reading is one of the major concerns in the field of teaching. There are different strategies that teachers can follow in order to support and encourage students to read properly as well as developing their critical thinking. Among those strategies is scaffolding. Many studies have shed the light on the use of scaffolded instruction in the classroom. The present paper seeks to survey the literature in order to reflect on the following questions: What is scaffolding? What kinds of scaffolding strategies can teachers use to encourage students to read properly? How is scaffolding proved to be an effective strategy? Several definitions of scaffolding will be given. Next, the theory behind scaffolding will be highlighted. Finally, a review of related literature, starting from 1991 to a more recent research in 2008, will be demonstrated.
Time and time again through the years I have encountered kids who struggle to read, who hate reading and perhaps for that very reason are disillusioned with school in general, yet when they find themselves with a part in the show, the script they are given to read and memorize never leaves their side. The opportunity to be in a show sometimes provides the best - often the first - real motivation for a young actors to voluntarily pick up a book and read...their script!
To interact with the world around us, we must be able to read. However, just knowing the words on the page, or billboard, or in the book is never enough. Ask any student who has read the book and then failed the test. Reading is about engaging. Reading is about meaning. It's about symbols. In order to interpret those symbols and engage in the material at hand, we have to understand what we are reading, and this is where some students find difficulty.
Reading faster often ruins comprehension. Many people want to use speed reading to both complete text faster and improve their comprehension. The world's fastest reader describes how to accomplish this.
This article will analyse the genre of fiction and all that it has to offer the writer. Whenever you begin to research something it is great to start by defining the different topics of research. In this case it is all the genres of literature under the category of fiction.
When you open your emails after a vacation or holiday, you probably do a quick review of the new messages to see which ones seem most important. This lets you know where to prioritize your time. But, when you pick up a book that has been assigned to you to read, or open up the classroom textbook, chances are you open up to the first page and begin reading. Not only is this a poor use of your time, but it will slow down your comprehension, too.