previewing and predicting
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - previewing and predicting
When you gather information about a book by examining its cover, you are previewing. predict or The aim of previewing is to help you to make some “educated guesses” about what is in the book
Can make a big difference Can get some ideas about what you will read and will also be able to follow the writer’s ideas better That way you will begin to process the information far more quickly Will save reading time and gain comprehension
1. Title2. Author3. Fiction or non-fiction?4. What do you predict that this book about?5. List some adj which are found in the reviews on the back cover of the book6. Find any additional information about the author and write it here7. Would you like to read this book? Why?
Guidelines for Previewing and Predictionabout Longer Passages Read the title-What is the passage about? Do you know anything about this subject? Decide what kind of the text is-is it an essay, an argument, a story, an explanation? Does it seem difficult?
Look at the way the text is organized-is it divided into parts? Are there sub titles? If so, what do they tell you about the way the subject is presented? Read very quickly the first line of each paragraph or sub division-can you tell what the passage is about? Do you already know something about it? idha
Notice name, numbers, dates, and words that are repeated-do you recognize any of them? Read quickly the last few sentences in the final paragraph-what is the author’s final point? Is it a conclusion or a summary? idha
Recalling facts2. The connection between smoking and cancer was made by3. Smoking can increase a person’s chances of developing4. Smoking makes the heart beat faster after a lapse of5. According to the article, smoking6. The author points out that giving up smoking requires
Understanding ideas2. This article is mostly about3. The author implies that a person who gives up smoking4. The reader can infer that5. Giving up smoking is easiest for someone who is6. The reader can conclude that idha
1. a. The A.M.A b. Government doctors c. The Surgeon General4. a. Liver disease b. Ulcers c. Colds6. a. Three seconds b. Ten second c. Twentyseconds9. a. Causes dizzines b. Kills red blood cells c. Raises blood pressure12. a. Courage b. Patience c. Willpower
a. Giving up smoking b. Attitudes toward smoking c. The connection between growing and smoking4. a. gains weight b. enjoys food more c. sleeps more soundly
1. a. smoking can cause the common cold b. the odor of smoke clings to cloth c. cigarettes are more popular than cigars and pipes4. a. twenty years old b. forty years old c. sixty years old
1. a. cigarette sales have declined in the past few years b. illnesses and smoking are often related c. cancer kills more people than any other disease idha
Reading power Previewing andScanning Skimming Predicting