Teaching Second Language Reading

ISBN-10: 0194422836

ISBN-13: 9780194422833

Edition: 2007

Authors: Thom Hudson

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This book examines a variety of approaches from classrooms and research that are used for teaching reading, and explores teaching methods focused on strategies.
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Book details

List price: $35.66
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Issues in reading
Introduction
Second language reading
Examining some of the processes
Synthesis of reading requirements
Some concerns about reading that motivate this text
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Theories and models of first language reading processes
Introduction
A brief overview of research on reading processes
Bottom-up approaches
Top-down approaches
Interactive approaches
New literacy approaches
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Second and foreign language reading issues
Introduction
Views of second language reading
Research into first language and second language relationships
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Reading skills
Introduction
Reading skills in the first language
Separability of skills
Hierarchy of skills
On skills and their hierarchical nature in the second language literature
Lower-level processing in second language
Higher-level skills in second language
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Strategies and metacognitive skills
Introduction
Strategies and metacognition in first language research
Basic reading comprehension strategies
Metacognition and automaticity in application of reading strategies
Metacognition and reading
Strategies and metacognition in second language reading
Second language strategy and metacognitive training
Implications for instruction
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Content schema and background knowledge
Introduction
Introduction to content and cultural schema
Prior knowledge and first language reading
Content schema across cultures and languages
Cultural background
Cultural background and text complexity
Cultural background and text genre characteristics
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Formal schema and second language reading
Introduction
Orthographic and phonemic knowledge
Syntax and language structure
Cohesion
Text structure
Narrative
Expository text
Text structure and second language reading
Narrative text structure
Expository text structure
Instruction in text structure
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Genre and contrastive rhetoric
Introduction
Genre
Contrastive rhetoric
Instructional approaches in genre and contrastive rhetoric
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Vocabulary in second language reading
Introduction
What does it mean to know a word?
Breadth of word knowledge
Depth of word knowledge
Relationships of breadth and depth
Reading and first language vocabulary learning
Reading and second language vocabulary learning
Second language vocabulary and pedagogy
Dictionary use
Marginal glosses
Meaning-in-context vocabulary learning strategies
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Reading and writing relationships
Introduction
Views of reading and writing relationships
The first language literacy skills of reading and writing
Read-to-write
Write-to-read
Reading and writing and knowing
Second language reading and writing connections
Instructional bases of reading and writing
Summary and conclusions
Discussion and study questions
Wrap-up of second language reading: teaching issues
Issues covered
Complexity of the issue
First and second language theories of reading
Reading skills
Strategies and metacognitive skills
Content schema and background knowledge in second language comprehension
Formal schemata in second language reading
Genre and contrastive rhetoric
Vocabulary in second language reading
Reading and writing relationships
Summary
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