Reading and writing unit 1

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Previewing :

Previewing For better comprehension

You can judge a book by it’s cover:

You can judge a book by it’s cover Looking at the cover of a book allows you to find information Title Author Fiction or nonfiction? What do you think this book is about? Reviews or description on the back Information on the author

You can judge a book by it’s cover:

You can judge a book by it’s cover Looking at the cover of a book allows you to find information Title Author Fiction or nonfiction? What do you think this book is about? Reviews or description on the back Information on the author

You can also judge a book by it’s table of contents:

You can also judge a book by it’s table of contents

Table of contents:

Table of contents Work with a partner and answer the following questions Do you think the book is fiction or nonfiction? What do you think the book is about? Would you be interested in reading this book? Why or why not?

Reading longer passages:

Reading longer passages Tips for previewing longer passages Preview for only a few seconds ( no more than 1 minute) Read the title Decide what kind of text it is Look at the length and organization of the passage Look at the first line or sentence of each paragraph and the last sentence of the final paragraph. These sections often contain important information

Previewing in practice:

Previewing in practice Preview the passage on page 4 of your book – you have 20 seconds Where did this passage originally appear – in a textbook, a newspaper, or a magazine? Look again, this time you have 40 seconds Answer questions 1-4 on page 5 Compare your answers with your partner

Read for details:

Read for details Go back and read the text again normally Circle the best answer to complete the sentences Answer questions 1-8 on pages 5 and 6

Make inferences:

Make inferences Think about what you learned in the text and circle the best answer to complete the sentences. Note which paragraph in the reading the answer comes from Circle the best answer to complete the sentences

Expressing opinions:

Expressing opinions On page 7 of your textbook read questions 1 – 3 and discuss with your partner Jot down your answers and prepare to share with the class

Previewing in practice:

Previewing in practice Preview the passage on page 8 – you have 20 seconds Where did this text come from? How do you know? Is this text fiction or nonfiction? What countries were mentioned? What is the main idea of this text?

Integration:

Integration Match the main ideas from the first text on page 5 with the second text on page 8 Complete the paragraph with the appropriate words from the box. Use information from Step 1

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