To differentiate the connection of reading and writing first involves looking at the readiness and interest of students. The skill level and background information along with topics that will peak interests and increase motivation are essential to reading and writing. I would pay close attention to the topics I select for my students. I agree with Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) on their observation that students are more eager to write when they choose their own topic that is of interest to them.
This approach allows students to analyze and identify text structure as well as build upon their reading comprehension. My favorite strategy I use is the graphic organizer. Students are able to recognize the main idea, major idea and the supporting details of a given text. Students may also apply the “teach to teach” model to provide mastery learning skills. This approach also makes learning exciting by allowing students an opportunity to connect ideas based on their background knowledge.
The importance of Reading skill make the method of teaching reading also really crucial, because it has to make the students really understand and get in touch with the text. Using The Question Cube the teacher will be easier in teaching reading skill. Through this strategy the students will not only read the text that some time make them feel bored and sleepy , but they will get a challenge to make question based on the text that will attract them to continue reading the text, so they can finish the challenge well. This strategy also can be like a fun game that refresh the students’ mind after studying many texts . Beside for reading skill, this strategy also will develop students’ speaking skill, because they have to read the question which they made and answer question orally, so it increase their speaking skill
Applying a stylistic approach to teaching literature can be the best tool teachers may have recourse to to engage their learners in the classroom discussion and to motivate them to read and to appreciate literary works. In addition to other teaching approaches of literature that can be used in EFL classes, stylistics is regarded as a valuable source to know about the target language and to understand the way literary language works: it may be a golden opportunity for the students to start creative writing.
According to Tierney, R.J. (1990), “Comprehension is a creative, multifaceted thinking process in which students engage with the text” (p. 253). Comprehension is the most important goal of reading. This is the main reason people read, because they want to know the meaning of a story, a meaning of a sentence, or the text that they are reading. Teachers may use multiple strategies for students to comprehend when students are reading. For instance, teachers may activate background knowledge, connect readers with text, determine importance, etc (Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A.
Listening to and talking about literature enhances both processes. Children learn to think, to question, to reflect on what they write, read, and listen to in a classroom that allots a significant amount of time to the interaction and practice of these skills. Children make choices as to what to read, what to write, and how to approach a task. These children who make their own decisions take ownership of their learning and are better able to make meaning within their world. Teacher responses play a critical part in this environment by asking questions to stimulate thinking, and children become adept at generating their own questions and seeking answers.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching reading to students. It is wonderful to see students learn something new by reading, anticipating what may happen next and finishing a great story and excitedly sharing what happened. I think it is so important to instill a love of reading in children early. Showing them that reading is exciting and fun will make them want to learn. Children need to know that reading isn’t just something they have to do but something they can learn that they will enjoy and will benefit them forever.
The authors of this article discuss using a strategy for writing called the open-mind portrait technique. Most commonly, this technique is used to help students as they begin to craft narrative text, but in this case, the authors recognize that this technique can be a used to improve student’s expository writing skills; skills which become increasingly critical through middle and high school and finally into higher education and in most careers. Students struggle with writing in an expository manner, in reporting facts and making connections without expressing their own emotions or opinions. Furthermore, expository writing is inherently linked with the ability to read and comprehend information in a text book, something with which students
Reading encourages a thirst for knowledge: Children with good reading habits are more curious and want to learn as much as about the world around them, and develop deep interest in other cultures. Reading encourages them to ask more and more questions, and seeking their answers, which means more learning every day. You can teach your child good reading habits and motivate them to read by: Reading to them books from a early young age You can become role model by reading yourself to teach reading habits to children. Encouraging conversations about content of what your child has been reading. Why reading is important?
Reading can be a fun language lesson for both the teacher and the students. When creating a lesson plan, think of books that you can read each day to the students. Then think of props that you can use with the specific books or even books that you can sing together while the students follow the directions given. Children learn through play and playing is fun! So story time should also be fun and laid back.