Minggu, 22 Juni 2008

Reading Purpose and Reading Comprehension (Research)

Name : Leni Mulyana Sari

Npm : 031104067

Class : VIII/C

Subject : Extensive Reading (Research)

Reading Purpose and Reading Comprehension

Reading is an activity with a purpose. A person may read in order to gain information or verify existing knowledge, or in order to critique a writer's ideas or writing style. A person may also read for enjoyment, or to enhance knowledge of the language being read. The purposes for reading guide the reader's selection of texts.

The purpose for reading also determines the appropriate approach to reading comprehension. A person who needs to know whether she can afford to eat at a particular restaurant needs to comprehend the pricing information provided on the menu, but does not need to recognize the name of every appetizer listed. A person reading poetry for enjoyment needs to recognize the words the poet uses and the ways they are put together, but does not need to identify main idea and supporting details. However, a person using a scientific article to support an opinion needs to know the vocabulary that is used, understand the facts and cause-effect sequences that are presented, and recognize ideas that are presented as hypotheses and givens.

Reading research shows that good readers like as Read extensively, Integrate information in the text with existing knowledge, Have a flexible reading style, depending on what they are reading Are motivated, Rely on different skills interacting: perceptual processing, phonemic processing, recall, and Read for a purpose; reading serves a function.

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