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    While teaching reading, should the teacher read the whole passage then write the new words and discuss their meanings with the students? or read the first paragraph and then discuss the new words and explain the main idea, and so on?

    Read the whole, then discuss?
    Read a paragraph, then discuss it, then another one and so on?



    (This is for teaching English for Egyptian students whose first language is Arabic)
    Last edited by sash2008; 17-Jul-2009 at 18:34.

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    Re: reading

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    While teaching reading, should the teacher read the whole passage then write the new words and discuss their meanings with the students? or read the first paragraph and then discuss the new words and explain the main idea, and so on?

    Read the whole, then discuss?
    Read a paragraph, then discuss it, then another one and so on?



    (This is for teaching English for Egyptian students whose first language is Arabic)
    Thanks for asking me sash, but I have no firm opinion on this.
    It depends on what the student's level is, and what style suits the teacher the best. Ideally, you'd read the whole passage so everyone has some idea of the whole topic, then go back over it paragraph by paragraph. The reason this is better is that there might be something later in the passage that makes it easier to understand something early in the passage.

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    Re: reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Thanks for asking me sash, but I have no firm opinion on this.
    It depends on what the student's level is, and what style suits the teacher the best. Ideally, you'd read the whole passage so everyone has some idea of the whole topic, then go back over it paragraph by paragraph. The reason this is better is that there might be something later in the passage that makes it easier to understand something early in the passage.
    Yes, I agree with you.
    Many thanks.

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