PRACTICAL WORK FOR THE PERIOD FROM BREAK SECOND FOUR Prof. Ms. Estela Quiroga 1. The work of the reader Read this excerpt from an interview conducted by Emilia Ferreiro Mirta Castedo . LOOKING AT THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF WRITING, WHAT DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD DO THAT FOR TODAY’S KIDS READERS AND WRITERS WILL BE TOMORROW It is likely that the twenty-first century citizens have to learn to read more and better choices than those of the late twentieth century. You may also have to write more and faster. New technologies, which are found both in the workplace and in the domestic space, are rapidly changing the way we read and produce texts. I find new genres that do not yet have specific name and are linked with the practices of Internet communication.Precisely because it is very difficult to anticipate these new requirements, readers should be flexible, able to read in different ways, depending on the needs of the situation, to select without getting lost in an endless flow of new information, to doubt the veracity of all what is offered (particularly “on screen”) spaces and to take advantage of unprecedented communication and expression that never existed before. Being literate is still necessary. Be a citizen of the literary culture, which circulates in its own right in it without feeling left out will become increasingly necessary. As necessary as learning to write with both hands, through a keyboard. Magazine Monitor education, Buenos Aires, Year 1, Issue 1 Ministry of Education’s third quarter of 2000. PhD in Psychology, specializing in literacy, ie the acquisition of written language.It is based in Argentina and Mexico. Professor, University of La Plata, a specialist in Teaching Language. RESPOND NOW a. Emilia Ferreiro why readers considered necessary to form flexible b. What are the skills that, according to the specialist, readers should be flexible c. Reread the last paragraph of the interview and restate what he says using synonymous expressions. To think about you as users of new technologies What advantages and disadvantages observed when comparing the on-screen reading with the reading of printed text Do you always correct when they write their texts on screen or it depends on the type of text and the recipient Can you give examples 2.Libraries, reading and its effects The anthropologist Michele Petit in France carried out an investigation in which young people interviewed slum, for which the reading marked a profound change in their lives. a. Read some testimonies of these young people. “When you live in the suburbs is one destined to have bad studies, to have a lousy job. There are a lot of events that do go to one particular direction. I knew that dodging, become conformist, go somewhere else, there’s my place … The ‘rude’ do what society expects from them and now. They’re violent, vulgar, are uneducated. They say, ‘I live in the suburbs, then I am well’, and I was like them.