I have read many topics here asking how to teach reading.
So, I have decided to write this topic to u and hope u benefit from it.
There are important steps to teach any reading lesson to any grade.
The lesson is divided into: introduction
( pre-reading ) , the body of the lesson ( during reading
) and the summery ( after reading
It is a very important step in the lesson because it attracts sts to the lesson and make them guess the title of the lesson.
You can start the lesson with appropriate pictures , proverb ,short stories….etc.
For example, if the lesson about food , we can start the lesson with this proverb : An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
U can write this proverb on the board and ask a student to read. Then
say what do you understand from it. With many questions, sts can guess
After that, ask sts to open their books . Ask sts to read the title , the subheading and the caption.
Ask : How many paragraphs are there ?
Talk about the pictures if they are foundSilent Reading:
Ask sts to read the passage silently to answer ( usually I ask sts to underline the answers) giving questions. ( specify time ).
Then ask sts to stop reading and answer the questions orally. Reading and Discussion :
Ask sts to read paragraphs individually ( Here it depends on the level of ur students )
If they are secondary , ask excellent sts to read. ( you don’t need to read)
After a student finish reading the paragraph, discuss it with sts by
asking them many questions about it and explain the new words.
If the passage is long, don’t read all of it but the most important idea in each paragraph.After Reading :
This is time of evaluation
It is better to use a worksheet and ask sts to work in groups. ( it is important to specify time)
I think these are the most important steps in teaching reading.
Hope that helps,