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Key messages. Assessing students’ ability to read nonfiction texts. What will students be tested on?. Text type Vocabulary Text structures Reading skills. Summary. When you read nonfiction texts, try to be …. THIEVES. T: Title Activate prior knowledge Make predictions to then content.

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Assessing students’ ability to read nonfiction texts


What will students be tested on?

  • Text type

  • Vocabulary

  • Text structures

  • Reading skills


Summary

  • When you read nonfiction texts, try to be …

THIEVES

  • T: Title

  • Activate prior knowledge

  • Make predictions to then content

  • S: Summary

  • Get the most important points

  • V: Visual and vocabulary

  • Look for photos, drawings, maps, charts, graphs…

  • E: End of chapter questions

  • Get an idea on what information to look for

  • E: Every first sentence in a paragraph

  • Get some clues about the topic of each paragraph

  • H: Headings

  • Get some general information about the text

  • I: Introduction

  • Read the first paragraph

  • Look for repeated/ key/italicized words


“THIEVES strategy” Suzanne Manz (2002)“…learn to get into books and ‘steal’ the information from the texts”

Learn WHERE to look for information

Organize WHAT you are reading

Know HOW to use the reading time moreeffectively


Further information from LLSS

LLSS publications

LLSS homepage

Contact :

Amy Poon (Senior Curriculum Officer, English Language Support)

E-mail: [email protected] Tel.: 3698 4093

Sergio Medeiros (Deputy Project Director, English Language Support)

E-mail: [email protected]: 3698 4024

LLSS homepage: http://resources.edb.gov.hk/cd/languagesupport


http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/

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