SECTION 2 - EXAMPLES OF MATERIALS
During the group discussion, participants are asked to sum up and share what they got from the reading and together the group puts together a shared meaning. A cumulative summary may be recorded on a flipchart. Instructor and participants may return to sections of the reading to clarify, as necessary.
In the assisted reading, the group reads aloud, together, what they have come to understand through silent reading and discussion. In assisted reading, more confident readers provide support for less experienced readers. Assisted reading may continue in small groups or in pairs to provide additional practice as appropriate.
In terms of the problem-posing process, a reading passage provides information that serves as additional input into the participants' ongoing group process of reflection and analysis applied to their own reality. As well, a reading passage may spark further description by participants of their own experiences.
3. Reading comprehension - True/False
Distribute copies of handout # 3 - a reading comprehension exercise. Key statements from Dying for the Job have been selected and adapted to create a True/False exercise. It can be used individually, in pairs or in small groups. Pairing and grouping provide support for participants with weaker skills. When participants have finished, have volunteers read aloud to check responses. Clarify and discuss as required.
4. Reading comprehension - cloze Exercise
Next, provide participants with copies of handout # 4 - a reading comprehension cloze exercise. This doze exercise has been created by deleting words from Dying for the job. Participants are to fill in the blanks. This exercise checks comprehension and also provides a focus on spelling. It can be carried out individually, in pairs or in small groups to accommodate different levels of reading and writing skill. Check responses as a group by having volunteers read the sentences aloud. Discuss.