Power of Reading

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Unformatted text preview: The Power of Reading A Presentation by Dr. Charles Cabell Based on the work of Stephen Krashen Stopping Points • During my presentation, I will come to “stopping points” where I will ask to answer some questions. In order to answer the questions, you will need to take notes as I speak. Now, please get out a pen or pencil, and then we’ll begin. High School English Education • A. • Did you enjoy your high school English class? • Did you learn how to speak English in your class? • Did you communicate in English? • Did your teacher communicate to you in English? Characteristics of Entrance Exam Preparation ( ( ( ( ( ( • The purpose of education is to prepare for an exam • The purpose of the exam is to divide students into winners and losers • Students’ interests and individuality are ignored • Students memorize information Indirect Results of Entrance-Exam Education • Many students hate school • Many students hate learning • Many students find classes boring • Many students lose confidence in themselves, especially in their academic ability • Many teachers try to control students Student Strategies for Resisting Entrance-Exam Education • Students become extremely passive, sleeping in classes • Students become silent, never asking questions or showing interest • Students completely separate their personal, meaningful lives from the classroom, which has no meaning for them Student Strategies II • Students never do more than what is required by the teacher (homework) • Students do not think about the content of their education • Students in the classroom wait for class to end so they can be free of school • Students have no personal learning goals Consequences of Entrance-Exam Education • Students do not know how to learn for purposes...
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