Reading and reflecting on texts syllabus

Reading and reflecting on texts syllabus


READING AND REFLECTING ON TEXTS B.ED SYLLABUS

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OBJECTIVES, PURPOSE, AND IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING READING AND REFLECTING ON TEXTS SUBJECT:

After completion of the course, student teachers will be able to:

1.      Read and respond to a variety of texts in different ways, maybe personal,  creative or Critical.
2.      enhance their capabilities as readers and writers by becoming participants in the process of reading
3.      get involved in the reading interactively – individually and in groups
4.      become resources for one another
5.      comprehend and think reflectively on spoken or written texts
6.      read critically and analyze course readings, ideas presented in the class and experiences in schools
7.      write with a sense of purpose and for an audience
8.      learn to think together and develop metacognitive awareness to become conscious of their own thinking process

COURSE CONTENT (SYLLABUS)

UNIT I
Reading as a Language Skill

·        acquisition of reading skills
·        reading for global and local comprehension
·        reading a wide variety of texts such as descriptive, narratives, conversations, biographical sketches, plays, poems, letters, screenplays, reports, news reports
·        Attentive/Close Reading and Reflecting on Texts
·        Identify and select the texts: course text and beyond
·        Understanding the process of critical reading
·        Ways of reading: pre-reading and post-reading

UNIT 2

Developing Writing skills

·        Writing for the specific purpose and specific audience
·        Experience the classroom process of Writing (including collaboration, editing)
·        Recognizing errors as part of the learning process
·        Editing the written texts in terms of discoursed, syntax, morphology and writing conventions.
·        Writing and Reflecting on Text
·        Understand the concept of reflective writing
·        Distinguish Features of reflecting writing’s
·        Read, reflect, and think critically: recognize the benefits of reflecting on developing teaching philosophy
·        Includes knowledge of types of texts: their structure, language features, word knowledge
·        and content knowledge acquired through learning and personal experience

Task and assignment:

·        Read a book, a journal article, or a chapter and write personal responses and summarize.
·        Prepare presentations on literary TEXT – Autobiography / ethnographic text.
·        Beyond the textbook: reading comprehension and question –answers.
·        Preparing a Vocabulary Book (50 words), with Meanings and Usage.
·        Writing a book review and critically analyze the Content and Language of the text.
·        Any other project/assignment given by the institution.

NOTE: External practical will be conducted by an external examiner at the end of the semester.

LIST OF SUGGESTED READINGS AND BEST BOOKS FOR READING AND REFLECTING ON TEXTS:

Agnihotri, R.K. and Vandhopadhyay, P.K. (ed.) (2000). Bhasha, bhubhashita or Hindi: Ekanthsamvaad, New Delhi: Shilalekh.
Anderson R.C. (1984). Role of the Reader’s Schema in comprehension, learning and  memory. In R.C Anderson, J. Osborn, & R. J. Tierney (Eds.),  Learning  to  read  in  American Schools: Basal readers and content texts. Psychology Press.
Butler, A. and Turbill, J. (1984). Towards  Reading-Writing  Classroom.  New  York:  Primary English Teaching Association Cornell University.
Grellet,  F.            (1981).  Developing          Reading               skills:     A             practical              guide     to               reading comprehension exercise Cambridge University Press.
Mason, J. M. and Sinha, S. (1992). Emerging Literacy in the Early Childhood Years. Applying a Vygotskian Model of Learning and  Development  in  B.  Spodek  (Ed.) Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, New  York:  Macmillan.137-150.
NCERT (2005). National Curriculum Framework (NCF). New Delhi: NCERT.
Reading Development Cell, NCERT (2008).Reading for meaning. New Delhi: NCERT.
Rosenblatt, Louise M. (1980). What Fact Does This Poem Teach? Language
Arts.57(4).Tompkims, Gail E. (1994). Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product. Macmillan.
California Yule, G. (2006).The study of language. Delhi: Cambridge University Press.

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