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READING

Reading comprises several processes, including decoding, fluency, and comprehension. They are vital to the learning and development of all students.

 

 

Phonological Awareness

 

Phonological awareness involves recognizing the sounds of words. Generally, words are divided into both sounds and syllables, represented as graphemes (the smallest meaning unit during a writing system).

 

With proper phonological awareness, a child is able to pay attention to the sounds of speech and understand how these sounds translate into print, where there is a one-to-one correspondence to the sound and grapheme. As a toddler learns phonics and sight words (print patterns which don’t follow rules and must be memorized), they build the inspiration for literacy.

 

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Decoding

 

Once a child learns to read basic phonics, sight words, word families, syllable constructions, and morphology (stems, root words, suffixes, etc.), learning more complex phonics patterns and additional sight words are the next steps in cracking the code. Understanding and practicing the connection between letter and sound is vital to decoding words. As reading fluency grows, the child’s understanding of the unit of sounds in a language also grows (graphemes, morphemes, and phonemes). The child begins reading automatically, freeing psychic energy for reading comprehension and therefore the next stages of learning.

 

 

Understanding

 

Reading is a complex process, involving interconnected elements. Each is vital to the event of strong skills. The last–understanding the entire concept of a text, book or newspaper– is best achieved when the kid understands language, has developed phonological recognition, has prior knowledge of the language, understand the relationship between sounds and letters, and has developed a good vocabulary. Reading comprehension is additionally tied to cognitive processes: Making inferences and connections, understanding character motivations, and problem-solving.

Techniques in Reading

The four main sorts of reading techniques are the following:

 

  • Skimming
  • Scanning
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

 

 

Skimming

 

Skimming is sometimes referred to as gist reading. Skimming may help so as to understand what the text is about at its most elementary level. You might typically do that with a magazine or newspaper and would assist you mentally and quickly shortlist those articles which you would possibly consider for a deeper read. You might typically skim to look for a reputation during a phonebook. You can reach a speed count of even 700 words per minute if you train yourself well during this particular method. Comprehension is in fact very low and understanding of overall content very superficial.

 

Skimming Saves You Time. Skimming will certainly save you a lot of time. But as stated above, it is not the best way to read because you’re comprehension will be lowered. However, skimming is useful when your goal is to preview the text to get a better idea of what it’s about. It will help prepare you for deeper learning.

 

This strategy makes it much easier to recall what you’re about to read.

 

      1. Take a look at the table of contents first.
      2. Review the subheadings in each chapter
      3. Quickly read the first paragraph in that section
      4. Check out anything in your text that is in bold or italics
      5. If there is a chapter summary, now is a good time to read it over.

 

This completely prepares your brain to have an overview of what this chapter is about. You can then continue to use scanning to seek out specific important ideas.

 

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Scanning

 

Picture yourself visiting a historical city, guide book in hand. You would most likely just scan the guide book to ascertain which site you would possibly want to go to. Scanning involves getting your eyes to quickly scuttle across sentences and is used to get just a simple piece of information. Interestingly, research has concluded that reading off a computer screen actually inhibits the pathways to effective scanning, and thus, reading of the paper is far more conducive to speedy comprehension of texts.

 

Something students sometimes don’t give enough importance to is illustrations. These should be included in your scanning. Pay special attention to the introduction and the conclusion.

Intensive Reading

 

You need to possess your aims clear in mind when undertaking intensive reading. Remember this is often getting to be much more time consuming than scanning or skimming. If you would like to list the chronology of events during a long passage, you’ll get to read it intensively.

 

This type of reading has indeed beneficial to language learners because it helps them understand vocabulary by deducing the meaning of words in context. It moreover, helps with retention of data for long periods of your time, and knowledge resulting from intensive reading persists in your future memory. This is one reason why reading huge amounts of data just before an exam doesn’t work alright.

 

Students tend to try to do this, and that they undertake neither sort of reading process effectively, especially neglecting intensive reading. They may remember the answers in an exam but will likely forget everything soon afterward.

 

 

Extensive reading

 

Extensive reading involves reading for pleasure. Because there’s a component of enjoyment in extensive reading it’s unlikely that students will undertake extensive reading of a text they are doing not like. It also requires fluid decoding and assimilation of the text and content in front of you. If the text is difficult and you stop every jiffy to work out what’s being said or to seem up new words within the dictionary, you are breaking your concentration and diverting your thoughts.

 

 

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reading disability is a condition in which a sufferer displays difficulty reading. Examples of reading disabilities include developmental dyslexia, alexia, and hyperlexia

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