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Text Impressions----Intermediate Reading

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Sumei Wu

on 21 July 2013

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Transcript of Text Impressions----Intermediate Reading

Key Strategy:
Text Impressions

Read with Marsa (Intermediate):
Step One:
Step Two:
Step Three:
Step Four:
Listen to the text to check if you are right!
(Before Reading)
Read a list of
key words from a text
Use the words to guess &
write a short paragraph.
Share your prediction in pairs or in groups
go away
Masar's paragraph:
In a battle, a soldier was fighting with his enemies.
It is dangerous but he is not afraid. Then, enemies go away. His officer came to see him. He angrily say that
the enemies are very bad.
The Soldier
A big
was going on during the First World War. Guns were firing, and shells and bullets were flying about everywhere. After an hour of this, one of the
decided that the fighting was getting too
for him, so he left the front line and began to
go away
from the battle. After he had walked for an hour, he saw an
coming towards him. The officer stopped him and said,
“Where are you going?”
“I’m trying to get as far away as possible from the battle that’s going on behind us, sir,” the soldier answered.
“Do you know who I am?” the officer said to him
. “I’m your commanding officer.”
The soldier was very surprised when he heard this and said, “My God, I didn’t realize that I was so far back already!”
Retrieved from: http://www.miguelmllop.com/practice/intermediate/readingcomprehension/thesoldier.pdf
High Engagement
Listening & Reading
Improve comprehension/
Compare & Contrast:
Fisher, D., Brazo, W. G., Frey, N., & Ivey, G. (2007). 50 content area strategies for adolescent literacy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
According to
, if Masar is at
the intermediate level, he reads...
...slowly, word by word;
...highly dependent on...prior knowledge to derive meaning from text in English;
To help Masar improve his comprehension of a text,
recommends the teacher to...
provide high levels of visual and linguistic supports through...pre-taught vocabulary.
Text Impressions
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