Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Reading Process

Question: What is the nature of the reading process?

Answer/Quote: “Reading comprehension habits are the split-second thoughts that kick in constantly to help a proficient reader actively construct meaning. They make up the majority of the thinking processes we use during reading, even though we seldom notice them. For example, a good reader seldom stops and thinks, ‘I need to relate this to my background knowledge,’ ‘This would be a good time to predict,’ ‘A quick summary right now will help me comprehend better,’ or ‘At this point I should visualize.’ Rather, a good reader does these things in the blink of an eye without, in a sense, even thinking.” P. 67.

Comment: But they need to be taught. RayS.

Title: “Toolbox: Reading Comprehension Habits for Every Classroom.” Jeff Zwiere. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (September 2011), 67-69.

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