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English majors are subject to take a variety of advanced literature courses. These higher-level courses delve into great detail about how to read various forms of writing, including fiction, poetry, essay, and drama. Writing types are broken down and explored on several different levels, instilling a great appreciation of the world of literature. With drama (also known as a play) students learn about several different components, one of which is the Elements
The graded reader can provide several learning opportunities for the ESL/EFL student. Using background information, character exploration and Reader’s theatre, the following article will provide an overview of how through the use of graded readers, an ESL/EFL teacher can activate a student’s schemata to develop an appreciation for second language reading.
To interact with the world around us, we must be able to read. However, just knowing the words on the page, or billboard, or in the book is never enough. Ask any student who has read the book and then failed the test. Reading is about engaging. Reading is about meaning. It's about symbols. In order to interpret those symbols and engage in the material at hand, we have to understand what we are reading, and this is where some students find difficulty.
Put Some Pizazz in Your Read-Alouds - 6 Easy Tips on Creating a Successful Read-Aloud Experience
What do you think about babies and how they learn to speak? Do they know any grammar rule? Do they know any phonetics hint? Surely, they don't. So why do children master such difficult languages and Arabic, Japanese or Russian with no effort? What have adults forgotten that made them able to master their own language? Thus, because of the fact they've forgotten it they can hardly learn at least one more language.
While it is true that children spend a significant portion of their day with their teachers, it is often their parents who wield more power to encourage them to read. However, a lot of parents are unclear as to how they can achieve this.