Reading

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Reading is understanding writing in a language.

In more detail, it a cognitive process of understanding information represented by printed or written language.[1] It is a way of getting information about something that is written. It can only be done if one knows the language. Reading and hearing are the two most common ways to get information. Information gained from reading can include entertainment, especially when reading fiction or humor.

Proofreading is a kind of reading that finds errors in writing.

Directed Reading-Thinking Activity is a way of developing smarter reading.[2]

  • Making predictions/hypotheses about the writing and ideas from the title of the reading material.
  • Reading and grouping parts of the material.
  • Looking at how true and related the writing is with the predictions supported by evidence from the text.
  • To understand the writing the most, review all of its words, understand the main idea, the syntax of the sentence, details, facts, and sequences of the story, and make a logical judgment about the character's attitudes, behaviors, and conditions in the story.
  • Make logical and reasonable predictions about what the next section will be about in the reading material.

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  1. Russell Stauffer, Language Experience Approach to the Teaching of Reading, New York, Harper & Row, 1970
  2. Anthony V. Manzo; Ula Casale Manzo (1995). Teaching children to be literate: a reflective approach. LiteracyLeaders. pp. 283–285. ISBN 978-0-15-300560-2.