Does an integrated approach work best for teaching reading? Can we combine basic reading skills and comprehension skills in our classroom.
Focus has to be individual- a part of the whole, but explore separately.
Second language learners- Read for comprehension and explore vocabulary and grammar knowledge
Native English speakers- Look for issues of comprehension due to lack of focus. Discuss main ideas in paragraphs. How to build vocabulary.
Higher levels- When reading fiction: explore the writers strategies or styles.
Focus on letters/meaning/vocabulary can produce results to improve confidence and encourage further reading.
Combine functional reading (what a student does to get by in the everyday) with skills based instruction.
This seems to be the hardest to write about. Anything we left out?