Reading Models: A Review of the Current Literature ( Vol-2,Issue-3,May - June 2017 )
Author: Dr. Osama Abu Baha
Keyword: reading, comprehension, models, approaches, strategies.
Abstract: Reading is not only how to read a piece of literature, a book, a story …etc., but it is also how to acquire the meaning and the implications through reading. It’s the role of parents and pre-school teachers to help the child acquire good habits to be ready to master the reading skills. This paper aims to review the three types of reading models. It is also intended to explore the different types of reading strategies and the different approaches that are used in teaching these strategies. Then more focus will be over-highlighted on how to deal with reading comprehension difficulties. These points are supported by certain activities that would be beneficial for stakeholders, teachers and learners of English as a second language. One should be aware of what kind of texts he/she is offering to his/her learners. Texts should be authentic or simplified according to the students’ levels, ages and needs.
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