In the following post I will introduce the 8 steps which will make you a better reader.
The steps listed below are part of a reading technique called ¨Thinking aloud¨. As a matter of fact it is not only helpful to improve reading skills, but vocabulary engagement, and grammar reinforcement.
Moreover the thinking aloud technique used as a group forum or a class discussion, will definately enrich students in both speaking and listening comprenhension skills.
Writing and taking notes can be a powerful tool furthermore when practicing each step of the Thinking aloud.
I am going to model the activity with this article of the New York Times newspaper.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN NYTIMES.
Here we have the 8 steps which I am going to model the Thinking aloud.
In step four students start reading the article. First they search for new vocabulary and they have to elicit the meaning by context. Second they share the new vocabulary with their partnerts and tell what they think the expressions or the new vocabulary mean. After they finish they need to read again and this time they will find the part of the article they most like and what they dislike.