Functionalized Reading Material: Revitalizing Top-Down Processing Technique

Tamah, Siti Mina (2003) Functionalized Reading Material: Revitalizing Top-Down Processing Technique. In: CULI’s 2003 International Conference, 15 – 17 Desember 2003, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Two sorts of technique in assisting students to obtain receptive skills are bottom-up and top-down processing. Bottom-up processing commences from sounds to words to grammar to an ultimate message; it is form-focused. Top-down processing, on the other hand, commences from the prior knowledge that students possess; it is meaning/function-focused. A somewhat illustrative model of instructional material for teaching reading will be provided in this paper as an alternative of revitalizing top-down processing technique. Language is kept alive because of its functions: referential, personal, directive, phatic, commissive, metalinguistic and poetic functions. Considering the zeal of interactive language teaching material, the writer proposes a functionalized material design to include those language functions. More specifically, a model of instructional material design is then presented to reveal how the exercise of one particular reading text can be developed to cover seven language functions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: English Education
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > English Education Study Program
Depositing User: Ms M.N. Siti Mina Tamah
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 03:06
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 10:13

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