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Read it!
Making the most out of your reading efforts
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In deze les zitten 45 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 1 video.

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Read it!
Making the most out of your reading efforts

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

What is the first thing you do when you approach a text?
I read the questions
I glance over the text
I read the full text

Slide 2 - Poll

How often do you really read a full text at school for Dutch, English or other subjects?

Slide 3 - Poll

Slide 4 - Video

What do you still remember of this clip?

Slide 5 - Open vraag

Lesson objectives
Exploring the concept of reading: 
  • The importance of reading well
  • There is more to reading than just skimming and scanning
  • Learning the strategies that belong to reading to learn > speaking exam prep, but also studying for other subjects & in future! 
  • Please note that part of the strategies (pre-reading strategies) prepare you for the English exam 

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Did you know that...
  • Improving your reading skills contributes to better academic performance, better career opportunities and more happiness

Please note: Most reading assignments involve shallow reading strategies (skimming and scanning due to exams), while reading to learn is (also) crucial for academic success

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Do you think reading abilities are fixed?

Slide 8 - Poll

Is reading an active process?

Slide 9 - Poll

Pre-reading strategies
1. Reading purpose
2. Previewing and Predicting
3. Activating background knowledge

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

1. Reading purpose: Why is it important to define your reading purpose before reading?

Slide 11 - Open vraag

1. Why define your reading purpose?
The intensity with which to read differs between reading 
a novel 
a poem 
an informative text for fun
an academic text to study 
the prescription of your medicine
to locate information

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

2. Previewing and Predicting
  • Suppose you are about to read the text on the left page. 
  • On the next page you see a part of this text
  • Look at it and predict what the text is about

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

2. Previewing and Predicting 
  • Look at the Title, Headings and Visuals on the next page. 
  • What do you think the text is about? 
  • Does this change your predicitons?

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

2. Previewing and Predicting
  • Now look at the Every first sentence of every paragraph on the next slide: 
  • What do you think the text is about? 
  • Does this change your predictions?

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

Every first sentence (of every parapgrah) has been written below:

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

2. Previewing and Predicting
Why? You have already created a framework of the text: you know where the text is heading. This helps you to understand the text better. 

How? THIEVES-technique

Slide 19 - Tekstslide

3. Activating background knowledge
Why? "It is easier to learn something new if you can link it to something you already know." 
How? Word web

Slide 20 - Tekstslide

While reading
1. Comprehension monitoring & Repair Strategies
2. Annotation

Slide 21 - Tekstslide

1. Comprehension monitoring
Look at the two slides:
  • What do you see?
  • Which reader do you identify with?
  • Who is the better reader?
  • Why?

Slide 22 - Tekstslide

1. What can you do when you don't understand the text? Which repair strategies can you apply?

Slide 23 - Open vraag

2. Annotation
= adding notes or remarks on a piece of writing
  • active text interaction
  • helps you to monitor understanding
  • results in better comprehension and memorization

Slide 24 - Tekstslide

Slide 25 - Tekstslide

  • Annoteer een stukje wel en niet oid.. Kun je ook ah einde van de les doen en dan twee stukjes: welke onthouden ze beter? 
Of hen het plaatje van de geannoteerde tekst laten zien en ze na laten denken over waarom het handig is. 
Of iets over de tijdsinspanning: het kost superveel tijd, maar levert uiteindelijk tijdwinst op bij leren.. (interactieve opdracht)

Slide 26 - Tekstslide

Read the following paragraph
ENGLISH is the most successful language in the history of the world. It is spoken on every continent, is learnt as a second language by schoolchildren, and is the vehicle of science, global business and popular culture. Many think it will spread without end. But Nicholas Ostler, a scholar of the rise and fall of languages, makes a surprising prediction in his latest book: the days of English as the world's lingua franca may be numbered.

Slide 27 - Tekstslide

Annotate the following paragraph (see Magister) 
This argument relies on huge advances in computer translation and speech recognition. Mr Ostler acknowledges that so far such software is a disappointment even after 50 years of intense research, and an explosion in the power of computers. But half a century, though aeons in computer time, is an instant in the sweep of language history. Mr Ostler is surely right about the nationalist limits to the spread of English as a mother- tongue. If he is right about the technology too, future generations will come to see English as something like calligraphy or Latin: prestigious and traditional, but increasingly dispensable.

Slide 28 - Tekstslide

Just reading or annotating?
What do you remember about annotation?

What do you remember about the paragraph starting with: (see next slides)

Slide 29 - Tekstslide

ENGLISH is the most successful language in the history of the world.

Slide 30 - Open vraag

This argument relies on huge advances in computer translation and speech recognition.

Slide 31 - Open vraag

3. Post-reading strategies
1. Graphic Organizers
2. Critical Reading

Slide 32 - Tekstslide

1. Graphic Organizers (GOs)
  • Look at the images on the next two slides?
  • What do you see?
  • How can this help you to improve your understanding of a text?
  • In what other ways can it help you?

Slide 33 - Tekstslide

1. Graphic Organizers

Slide 34 - Tekstslide

1. Graphic Organizers
Description/ classification                Process/Sequence

Slide 35 - Tekstslide

Slide 36 - Tekstslide

What are graphic organizers? Why are they useful?

Slide 37 - Open vraag

Graphic organizers (GOs)
A graphic organizer helps you to
  • simplify and organize information spread out over a text
  • enhances your comprehension
  • and helps you when studying for a test
By asking a set of questions linked to the different GOs

Slide 38 - Tekstslide

2.Critical reading
Why important (next slide)?

Slide 39 - Tekstslide

Critical reading: why?

Slide 40 - Woordweb

Critical reading (Analysis)

Slide 41 - Tekstslide

Next lesson
  • You will read a text while applying everything you have learned today (the assignment will guide you through the steps & a bookmark) 

Slide 42 - Tekstslide

Watch the clips in which you see a teacher apply:
  • previewing and predicting
  • activating background knowledge
  • annotation
  • graphic organizers 
  • post-reading strategies
so you can do it yourself the next lesson

Slide 43 - Tekstslide

Did you know that...
  • Reading is more than just glancing over the text
  • It is an active process

--> In the next few weeks you learn a set of strategies that help you to read more actively to enhance your understanding, but also your memorization of the text 

Slide 44 - Tekstslide

Now practise yourselves:
Exam 2011-I: text 6
Apply prereading and while-reading techniques.
Make sure to annotate whilst reading. 
Finally answer the questions that go with the text. 
Correct the answers yourself on and let me know how many you got right and how you're going to improve your reading skills.

Slide 45 - Tekstslide