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I did find this, from DaveESL Cafe:
This is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for."The lesson is made then my using the cognitive approach.
A. circle significant words
B. Use true or false questions based on each line. This is easy to do and easy to answer.
c. List vocabulary words
D. Have them read to each other after you model for pronunciation
E. For advanced: Have them write a short summary or commentary about what their opinion is on the subject matter."
I also found this one:
That also seems like a good idea, but what exactly is the purpose of "scanning". Is it to quickly find an answer to a related question about the text?(1) Find a passage of text, I use two pages of a book my students are using but articles or whatever would do
(2) Give the students - or simply write on the board - a list of 12 or so words. They scan the text for these words and circle them when they spot them.
If you like you can vary it, e.g. by including one 'odd word out' that appears more than once, or a word that doesn't come up at all. Either way, it's a great way to get students used to scanning, and can be used as a lead-in activity if you want to work with the text or vocabulary later.
1. Each student or each pair draws a number from a bag. That number is the number of the paragraph that the student / pair needs to read.
2. Each student /pair reads the relevant paragraph.
3. After having read the paragraph students /pairs summarize the parapgraph on a slip of paper but do not write the paragraph number.
4. After summarizing the paragraphs, they stick them on the walls.
5. Now, everybody stands up and reads the summaries and matches them with the parapgraphs.
6. They only write the letter in front of the paragraphs in their books. E.g., 1- d
This also seems like a good activity. Not really useful for the preparation of the reading comprehension in the exam but still.
Last edited by Noego; 10-May-2007 at 03:34.
Speaking of which,
I composed a little something to hand out to my students for the reading comprehension.
I've decided to provide it here so that other teachers can benefit from it.
Feel free to download the attached file.