Interview Questions 1. What is your planning before you read?
2. Do you think predicting can help you improve your reading? why?
Less Proficient Students S1: Read the whole roughly to find main idea. Clarify some Key words. S2: Find main idea of the text.
S3: Read questions and try to find the answers
S4: Before reading, I will predict what the text will be about from the title.
S5: Set goals such as finding
Proficient Students S1: Read the questions then find the answer by scanning.
S2: Set goal to fin main idea of each paragraph. S3: Analyze the title of the text and use background knowledge to guess about the text. S4: Set goal to find main idea. First, look at the title to guess what the text is about. Then, find main idea and follow with the details of the text. S5: If there are questions, I will
main idea, clarifying some words, and summarizing.
read the questions in order to find the answers
Conclusion: Students read the questions first in order to find the answers. Predict the text from the title by using background knowledge. Set goals before reading such as finding main idea, clarifying some key words and summarizing.
S1: Yes, because it helps readers understand the text roughly.
S1: Yes because it narrows down the frame of idea and it is easy to analyze the text.
S2: Yes, because the title relate to the text. S3: Yes, because readers can guess the direction of the content of the text. S4: Yes a lot, because if we are not good readers, predicting give us some ideas what the
S2: Yes because readers can see the frame of the text. S3: Yes because it link to the contents of text.
S4: Yes because we can guess the text from predicting
text is about. S5: Yes because readers know about the text roughly before reading. S5: Yes because most of the title related to the content of the text. Though it does not give much information of the text, it helps readers guess the direction of the text from the title. Conclusion: All students agree that predicting help them improve their reading because it give a whole picture of the text. Readers understand the content of the text roughly from predicting from the title before reading. It helps poor readers to understand text.