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Day 1 What do teachers help students read for?
Based on this year's CAP, what made the exam difficult? Weren't the examinees hardworking enough? Or perhaps was it because teachers did not prepare students in the right way?
Reading might be functional, but it can also be pleasure and fun. Reading is part of life which readers experience every day. Normally, teachers teach students read for learning new words, practicing grammar, and understanding sentence structures, but reading comprehension is more than those. What can teachers do to help students or direct them into higher level thinking? Instead of reading for answering the questions, reciprocal reading process is able to invite students to play 4 roles while reading: predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing to comprehend texts in a different way.
Here are the worksheets which teachers made based on reciprocal reading process. The elementary worksheets are based on the picture book: Knuffle Bunny; the junior high ones are based on the book: Why Recycle?
Day 2 What do PISA ans PIRLS teach us?
Besides reading comprehension, reading literacy which is defined in terms of students' ability to understand, use and reflect on written text to achieve their purposes contains more. The PIRLS assessment of reading literacy will focus on the two purposes: reading for literacy experience and reading to acquire and use information. In PISA, reading literacy is assessed in relation to text format, reading process, and situations.
This is the literacy framework:
Here are the worksheets which teachers designed based on TumbleBook series:
※Please note that all the worksheets for TumbleBook series are opened for feedback and revision. Please feel free to tell us your opinions.