Grammatics for Ameliorating Reading Comprehension Skills: A Social Semiotic Approach

Book Chapter
Alyousef, Hesham Suleiman . 2020
Publication Work Type: 
A Book Chapter
Publishing City: 
Oxford, UK
Tags: 
systemic functional linguistics, grammatics, reading comprehension skills
Publisher Name: 
Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Book Title: 
The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design
Pages: 
332
Publication Abstract: 

This chapter reviews working with systemic functional linguistics—and specifically grammatics or metalanguage—for supporting the development of ESL/EFL students’ reading comprehension skills. He connects research findings to the actual literacy practices that form the basis for an effective reading curriculum with implications for reading instruction. He explains how the functional knowledge-based language approach engages students in analysis about language,
drawing their awareness to the content and organisation of texts.