Reading without Meaning: The Dilemma of Indian Classrooms

Sinha, Shobha (2012) Reading without Meaning: The Dilemma of Indian Classrooms. Language and Language Teaching, 1 (1). pp. 22-26. ISSN 2277-307X

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The primary goal of reading is to get the message. The purpose of reading, whether it is reading directions for using a product or reading a complex report on deforestation, is served only if we get the meaning. The ability to comprehend is especially critical in schools because all subjects require literacy to successfully develop knowledge. Therefore, not being able to read independently affects not only the language, but other subject areas as well. Thus, the goal should be to ensure that children develop strategies for comprehending a variety of texts ranging from narrative to expository

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sinha, Shobha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Reading and writing, Language teaching, Language learning
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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