Author: Elaine Kirn
Suitable for: Instructors and Tutors. Secondary Students, Young Adults, Adults, independent learners, and Home School students. For English improvement, ESL, EFL, Literacy, WIOA, Career and College, and Corrections Institutions.
What It Is: Getting the Point without Words, a 7-page Intro to the concept of “reading for meaning.” It illustrates the concept that print and/or onscreen material either does or ought to have meaning, deliver a message, and/or fulfill a goal.
Why You Need It: People that read, especially struggling learners, may lose sight of the fact that their reading efforts have an easily attainable purpose. This compact lesson gives immediate rewards for comprehension of visuals, motivating users to keep it up by progressing to reading for meaning of printed text.
What Users Will Do: Aided by explanation and “how-to” tips in Sidebars, readers narrate what happens in seven (7) Strip Stories without words. They explain the point of each joke. They compare their interpretations with those of the author. Finally, as they “Go Beyond the Text” to material of their own choosing, they review, incorporate, and utilize the reading skills they’re starting to acquire.