Teaching Critical Reading Skills

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19 minutes, 9 seconds

Higher level students, particularly those who are looking to move into higher education studies at an English-speaking university, need to learn to read critically. Reading critically means not just understanding the words in the text but also being able to ‘read between the lines’ for other layers of meaning presented by the author.  In this video, we will look at some of the most important critical reading skills that our students need to learn: using context clues; identifying and distinguishing between inference, fact and opinion; identifying the main idea; pronoun referencing; and identifying the writer's purpose.

Course Agenda:

1. Surface versus Deep Reading
2. Critical Reading Skills
3. Using Context Clues
4. Inference, Fact, Opinion
5. Identifying the Main Idea
6. Pronoun Referencing
7. Identifying the Writer’s Purpose