SPAU/CLDP 3305: WEEK of 3.21 Notes
SPAU/CLDP 3305: WEEK of 3.21 Notes spau 3305
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READING COMPREHENSION “Meeting of the Minds” - Writers must create text that allows the reader to interpret the material as it was intended. (reading to learn) 5 Levels of Representation: Surface-code level: reading (or hearing) and remembering what you read/heard verbatim ((Ex: reading directions, studying, etc.)) Textbase level: not the exact syntax, but what are the important facts you have to know; the big points Situation model: “refers to the people, the spatial setting, the actions and events of a mental micro world that is constructed inferentially through interaction between explicit texts and backward world knowledge.” ((Ex: Classic Books)) » You can remember the overall topic, maybe not the main details » Having some frame of reference will heightened the experience of reading Communication level: the reader represents the author’s communicative intent; the reader guesses what the author is going to do (i.e., mystery + thriller novels) Text-genre level: readers should be able to categorize certain types of texts with ease (newspaper, fiction; what are you reading?) Process of Coherent Representation - Is the writer effectively getting the reader where they intended Local Coherence: can you bridge sentence 1 to sentence 2; are you getting the representation Global Coherence: can you draw back on what you know; recalling what you need from 1 chapter during last chapter. Structural Aspects of Comprehension: Memory-related o Role of working memory (sodoku & test we did in class) Knowledge-related o Schema-mental representation/experience Topic knowledge – world knowledge Schemata for narrative vs. expository texts Narrative o Entertainment o Characters, setting, plot/storyline, conflict/resolution, point of view Expository o Informative (our textbook) o Examples? o Writing styles facilitate schematic for expository texts Signaling devices (Step 1, Step 2, etc.) Processes for Comprehension: Orienting Processes: approach every reading occurrence with goals Coherence-forming processes: make inferences to make sense of the text Reading Strategies: learned, then improved with practice (get better/easier with age); explicitly taught in elementary school To Be Successful in Reading Comprehension, the Reader… - Sets goals for understanding - Has knowledge of the topic - Recognizes different types of texts - Has adequate linguistic knowledge (semantics included) - Employs processes and/or strategies when needed 2.23 CLASS ACTIVITY Reading comprehension strategies Summarizing Sequencing Inferencing Comparing and Contrasting Drawing conclusions Finding the maid idea, important facts, supporting details