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Definitions and examples of readin skills

Reading skills

It allows students to use inform­ation from the text, such as titles, headings, pictures and diagrams to anticipate what will happen in the story.
When reading a children´s book they can make predic­tions by looking at the pictures.
Finding the main idea, important facts and supporting details.
Additional inform­ation that explains, defines or proves an idea.
When reading a text to make a summary.
Reading for specific inform­ation
It allows reader to find certain inform­ation in a text.
When answering a questi­onn­aire.
Recogn­izing the structure of a reading
Allows reader to understand and gather inform­ation.
When making a graphic organizer of a reading.
Making inferences
Drawing conclu­sions based on inform­ation that has been implied rather than directly stated.
When reading a novel, we use this skill to imagine the end.
Critical reading
It is the act of analyzing and evaluating what you are reading as you make your way through the text or as you reflect back upon your reading.
The readings one makes to gather inform­ation to write and essay.
Fast or speed reading
The act of reading faster than usual.
This skill we use it when we are skimming.
One only looks for a specific fact or piece of inform­ation without reading everyt­hing.
When summar­izing or studying.
Looking only for the general or main ideas, and works best with non-fi­ction (or factual) material.
This skill is perfect when making a graphic organizer.

Reading skills

The skill or activity of getting inform­ation from books.
An ability to do an activity or job well, especially because you have practised it.
Reading skills
Reading skills lead a person to interact and gain meaning from written language.


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