Learning to read ... doing guessing game!

  • Vera Wannmacher Pereira Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Caroline Bernardes Borges Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)


In this teaching sheet, the axis is in the metacognitive strategy of prediction, with the purpose of making a brief exposition of this strategy and presenting a set of possible activities, considering the linguistic levels, to be realized in the classroom of Basic Education.

The prediction consists of a strategy that assumes the perspective that the reader can read in advance, observing, according to the reading situation, the linguistic cues of the text, associating them with their previous knowledge and considering the nature of the text and the purpose of reading. This strategy, defined by Goodman (1967)[1]  as guessing game, allows to understand it as a guessing game with support in these variables.

[1] Goodman, K. S. 1967.Reading: A psycholinguistic guessing game. Journal of the Reading Specialist, v. 6, Issue 4, p. 126-135.

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