Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

Intensive reading?

is there any relationship between intensive reading and reading in context?

thank you in advance:D

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  • Profuy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The Intensive Reading Technique is reading for a high degree of comprehension and retention over a long period of time. It is basically a study technique for organizing readings that will have to be understood and remembered. One may have good comprehension while reading line-by-line, but REMEMBERING is what counts. Intensive reading is not a careful, single reading, but is a method based on a variety of techniques like scanning, the surveying technique of planning your purpose, and others.

    Extensive reading is reading for the pleasure of reading, not focusing on every single detail in the text.

    Intensive reading is reading in detail for a complete understanding of every part of the text.

    Getting ESL/EFL students to read sometimes can be a challenge, particularly if their only experience has been years of intensive reading that has been way over their head. In other words, students are sometimes asked to read articles or books that are way too difficult for them, and students then have to use their dictionaries to figure out the meaning of every other word. So, while we thing students are improving their reading and vocabulary, they just end up hating reading entirely and never read for just pleasure.

    Extensive reading, on the other hand, is having students read a lot for pleasure, but the reading passages are well within their linguistic reach. For my students, if they can understand 95 percent of what they read, then continue with the book. Otherwise, choose something easier. In this way, I want students to be exposed to high-frequency vocabulary they could recycle in everyday language, particularly in a productive, speaking way. So, what are some ways to encourage students to read more and love it? Please share your ideas.

    The use of contextual clues can be one of the best ways to improve students' reading skills. Unfortunately, students often insist on understanding each word when reading. Realizing that a text can be understood in a general sense by using contextual clues can go a long way towards helping students cope with increasingly difficult texts. At the same time, the use of contextual clues can also provide a means by which students can rapidly increase their existing vocabulary base.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    intensive reading means reading for a high degree of comprehension and retention over a long period of time.

    reading in context These sites focus on using contextual clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. The sites introduce different types of contextual clues and strategies on using the clues. Exercises, lesson plans, and a song are included. There are links to eThemes resources on Text Structures, Teaching Tips for Decoding Strategies, Synonyms and Antonyms, and Prefixes and Suffixes.

  • hmmmm
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago


    Intensive reading, I would say is reading a lot, not necessarily for meaning. Reading in context. I don't see how you can not read out of context unless it is a word list or one word.

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