Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on the English Language in Iraqi Context, January 2020 Pp. 121-130
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/elt2.8

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Effective Reading Strategies for Generation Z Using Authentic Texts

Nataliia Bilonozhko
Foreign Languages Department
Institute of Philology
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Anastasiia Syzenko
Foreign Languages Department
Faculty of Economics
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

 

 

Abstract:
The article deals with the use of effective reading strategies with Generation Z students based on a critical review of modern psychological and pedagogical studies of ‘digital learners’. The relevance of the study is substantiated by the fact that the subjects of the modern educational process today are mostly representatives of Generation Z and their ways of study, preferences and values are bringing important changes to teaching and learning contexts. The purpose of the article is to analyse effective reading strategies using authentic texts. It features a brief overview of the studies devoted to the reading strategies and highlights the differences between reading skills and reading strategies. The authors explore the concept of authenticity of texts and tasks and suggest their highly motivational nature for digital learners. The article presents an analysis of Generation Z’s unique characteristics and projects them onto the choice of effective reading strategies for digital learners. The article concludes with a discussion of pedagogical implications and a list of recommendations to consider when selecting effective reading strategies for language classrooms.
Keywords: authentic texts, Generation Z, learning strategies, reading strategies

Cite as:  Bilonozhko, N., & Syzenko, A. (2020). Effective Reading Strategies for Generation Z Using Authentic Texts. Arab World English JournalSpecial Issue on the English Language in Iraqi Context.121- 130.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/elt2.8

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NATALIIA BILONOZHKO, Ph.D. is Associate Professor with the Foreign Languages
Department of Institute of Philology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.
She has researched and published in the area learners’ needs analyses, strategic competence
development, learning strategies and internationalization of the universities.
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3192-5615