RESEARCH ON READING A SECOND LANGUAGE
Bottom-up and top-down processing
schema theory and background knowledge
teaching strategic reading
Fluency and reading rate
Focus on vocabulary
the role of affect and culture
Adult literacy training
GENRES OF WRITTEN LANGUAGE
nonfiction: report, editorial, essays, articles, reference
fiction: novels , short stories, jokes , drama, poetry
greeting cards , memos messages labels
CHARACTERISTICS OF WRITTEN LANGUAGE
spoken language is fleeting. once you speak a sentence, it vanishes. The hearer, therefore is called upon to make immediate perceptions and immediate storage.
Written language is permanent as permanent as paper and computer disks are!
If necessary to a word phrase
If groups were assigned a reporter to present something to the class, of if the task implicitly lends itself to some discussion of the findings of the groups, then make sure that you leave enough time for this to take place.