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Reading Skills

Skills
Defi­nit­ion
Exam­ple
Predicting
It allows students to use inform­ation from the text, such as titles, headings, pictures and diagrams to anticipate what will happen in the story.
Reading the tittle of a book or the chapter of a book and try to guess what is going to happen using prior knowledge.
Finding the main idea, important facts, and supporting details
Finding all the relevant inform­ation to the good compre­hension of a text.
Reading to make a summary.
Reading for specific inform­ation
Look exclus­ively for requested inform­ation.
Reading a text to answer a questi­onn­aire.
Making inferences of new words from surrou­nding words and sentences
Is a compre­hension strategy used by proficient readers to “read between the lines”, make connec­tions, and draw conclu­sions about the text’s meaning and purpose.
Gathering all the inform­ation in a story and try to picture how it will end.
Recogn­izing the struct­ure­/se­quence of a reading
It refers to the identi­fic­ation of the components of a story (the beginning, middle, and end).
Identify the parts of a novel.
Critial reading
Involves presenting a reasoned argument that evaluates and analyses what you have read.
Asking your self questions about the readingin order to reflect about them.
Fast/quick reading
It is the process of rapidly recogn­izing and absorbing phrases or sentences on a page all at once, rather than identi­fying individual words.
When we are looking for particular inform­ation.
Scanning
It is a reading technique to be used when you want to find specific inform­ation quickly. In scanning you have a question in your mind and you read a passage only to find the answer, ignoring unrelated inform­ation.
Reading to find the main idea or topic quickly.
Skimming
It refers to the process of reading only main ideas within a passage to get an overall impression of the content of a reading selection.
Looking for inform­ation to write an essay.
 

Reading Skills

Conc­ept
Defi­nit­ion
Reading
The ability to extract inform­ation from a written or printed source.
Skills
To possess the knowledge and ability to execute an activity or a task in a good way.
Reading Skills
The implem­ent­ation of prior knowledge to extract all the inform­ation from a written or printed text.

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