Course Title: 
Reading and Reflecting on Texts
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Reading and Reflecting on Texts' is a course offered in the third semester of Integrated B.Sc. - B.Ed. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  • Reflect on the objectives of reading.
  • Analyse the process of reading.
  • Develop the skills of reading.
  • Explore the problems of reading.
  • Develop the skills of reading.
  • Explore the problems of reading different texts.
  • Develop the skill of documentation, note taking.
  • Develop the habit of reading various texts.
  • Differentiate the styles of reading various texts.
  • Identify different skills and sub-skills of reading.

Unit I: The Reading Process

  1. Objectives of Reading.
  2. The reading process - Reading variety of Texts.
  3. Types of Reading and Texts - Exploratory reading, Conceptual reading, Historical reading, Policy Documents, Narrative Texts, Expository Texts (Predictive), Autobiographical Texts, Field Experiences, Ethnographies.

Unit II: Reading Comprehension

  1. Reading Skills – Skimming and Scanning.
  2. Development - Critical reading, skill reading and writing.
  3. Responding to a text , Own opinion ,Writing with in Context.

Unit III: Reading: Pedagogical Aspects

  1. Role of Language and Pedagogical aspects in Reading.
  2. Impact of types of reading on students.
  3. Reading of different texts – Science, Mathematics, Language, Social Science, Various Class-room activities to develop reading skills.

Unit IV: Reflections of Reading

  1. Documentation, Note taking, Reflective Journals, Note making.
  2. Analysis of various text structures.
  3. Difference between reading for comprehension/meaning and reading for pleasure, oral, silent reading, aural-oral-visual.

Unit V: Reading and Evaluation

  1. Uses of Reading - Check the Prediction, Answers to Question, Summarises the texts Influence on Writing.
  2. Evaluation of loud reading – check pronunciation, use of punctuations, pause, stress.
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  1. Identifying various reading materials, texts etc. 
  2. Differentiating various texts.
  3. Analyse various text structures.
  4. Activities to enhance comprehensive skills.
  5. Opportunities to be provided to prepare policy documents, reports about school functioning, documenting once own experiences in the school.
  6. Developing recording skills, reflecting on existing available documents of field notes.