PERSPECTIVE ON READING AND WRITING: STRATEGIES FOR SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF READERS IN POST MILLENNIUM NIGERIA

Azugbene, S.E.
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Journal of Inter-Disciplinary Studies on Contemporary Issues 2016 2(1), 33-42. Published: July 22, 2016


Abstract

Reading is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning. It is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and sharing information and ideas. Like all languages, it is a complex interaction between the text and the reader which is shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge, experiences, attitude and language community which is culturally and socially situated. To this end, this paper addresses the strategies for supporting the development of readers as well as providing helping feedback to language learners.