Chapter 1: Engaging with Reading

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Chapter 1: Engaging with Reading. Whats happening tonight?. Turn in assignments Entrance letter Acknowledgement Syllabus & CofC Student Information Sheet Should have completed Aplia Diagnostic Test (extended to this Wed) Why is Reading Important ? Video Exercise. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Chapter 1: Engaging with Reading

Whats happening tonight?Turn in assignmentsEntrance letterAcknowledgement Syllabus & CofCStudent Information SheetShould have completed Aplia Diagnostic Test (extended to this Wed)Why is Reading Important ?VideoExercise

Active LearningWhy is Reading Important?Take a whiteboard and some pens.Why is Reading Important?Reading is essential to educationPeople with degrees make more moneyEducation also benefitsHealthFamily lifeSociety at large

Strategize to Win!Your textbook will teach you strategies to get the most from your readingsYou can turn these strategies into habits to help with reading tasks through college and through your career.BeforeSurveyGuess the purposeCheck prior knowledgePredictDuringUnderstandMonitor comprehensionSearch for relevanceBe open to learning new informationSearch for significanceAfterWhat you do depends on your purposeThe Reading ProcessBeforeGuess the purpose of the reading or selectionSurvey to get an overview of what will be comingPredict what's going to happenThink about prior knowledgeThe Reading PurposeIs the author trying to . . . PersuadeInformExpress

Survey the ReadingPay attention to these things:TitleHeadingsFirst sentences of paragraphsWords in bold and italic typeImages and their captionsPredict the PurposeTwo basic ways to predict the authors purpose:Selection titles will often reveal the purposeMake an educated guess based on where the selection appearsNewspaper?Textbook?Magazine?

Activate Prior KnowledgeThink about what you already knowFitting what you are learning into what you already know is a natural and powerful learning technique.

Newspaper EditorialGet Rich Quick WebsiteReligious Work (like the Bible)DictionaryPaperback NovelPhone BookMagazine AdvertisementPeople MagazineTextbookNewspaperComic BookNational EnquirerCookbookArmy Ranger HandbookNewspaper EditorialGet Rich Quick WebsiteReligious Work (like the Bible)DictionaryPaperback NovelPhone BookMagazine AdvertisementPeople MagazineTextbookNewspaperComic BookNational EnquirerCookbookArmy Ranger HandbookNewspaper EditorialGet Rich Quick WebsiteReligious Work (like the Bible)DictionaryPaperback NovelPhone BookMagazine AdvertisementPeople MagazineTextbookNewspaperComic BookNational EnquirerCookbookArmy Ranger Handbook is knowledge that you have you read.Fill In the Blanksbefore Prior knowledgeActive LearningDuringMonitor comprehensionSearch for significancePicture or hear what the author is sayingPut ideas in your own wordsBe open to learning something newMonitoring ComprehensionWhile reading, ask yourselfAm I losing comprehension?Am I re-reading?Can I tell what is important?Search for SignificanceLook for the relevance of the reading to your life and to other ideas and situations.Think about how the reading changes or reinforces your prior knowledge.

Use ImaginationPicture or hear what the author is saying.In Your Own WordsTo check for understanding, try to put what the author is saying into your own words.Be Open to LearningBe aware what you read might give you new knowledge, or contradict your prior knowledge.Ask Why is this new information relevant?Ask How is this different from what I thought was true?

AfterWhat you do depends on your purpose.After ReadingIn college you need effective strategies to help you learn, study, and remember information.Review and rehearse using three methods:Think about the ideasDiscuss the ideasTake notes on the ideasYour Reading RateReading Purpose Affects RateYour reason for reading also impacts speed.Long-term learningShort-term recallBasic understandingSkimmingScanningComplexity Decreases RateVocabulary you don't understandLong, complex sentencesTheoretical, abstract, or confusing ideas; or ideas with complex processesYour Interest LevelBoring readings require disciplinePractice your reading strategies to help stay focusedYour Prior KnowledgeIts easier to read familiar contentA lack of prior knowledge will slow you downThe more you know, the faster youll go.Use Chunking to Read FasterChunking is the act of reading groups of words instead of individual words. It is hard to be a fluent reader if you just read one word at a time.Chunking by an Inexperienced ReaderThe dog

ran quickly down the beach,

attempting to catch

every seagull he saw

before they flew away,

scolding him angrily.Chunking by an Advanced ReaderThe dog ran quickly down the beach, attempting to catch every seagull he sawbefore they flew away, scolding him angrily.Chunking is a SkillPractice chunking. Over time your chunks will widen and your comprehension will increase.Assignment for Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 Read Todays Generations Face New Communication Gaps (pgs. 56-59)In your book, answer questions on pgs. 60-65Write two pages double spaced reflection on the different language cultures that you experience with your family. Print one copy to turn in and one to use in discussion. We will discuss this in classMake a list of vocabulary in the articleWords in redQuiz on them next Wednesday Active LearningAssignment for Wed. Jan. 25, 2012Read Chapter 2: Expanding Your Vocabulary (pgs 67-121)Start working on learning the Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes located in the Word Parts Glossary on pgs. 103-105Start focusing on how to identify words with context cluesSignal vs no signal wordsUsing logicDenotation & connotationEASYQuiz on Vocab words from Chapter 1

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