Chapter One Introduction
1.1 Research Background
Reading ability is the core part of learning English. After getting continuous English material reading training to students, it can strengthen their senses of English, change their Chinese thinking modes, improve their levels of composition, increase their vocabularies and promote their understandings of Western culture. Therefore, reading ability is very important in English learning. At the same time, it has become a key training direction for teachers when they develop English teaching for high school students. The core literacy of the English subject pointed out in the new curriculum standard is the four elements. The first element is thinking style. Different students have different thinking style. Teachers should respect all kind of different thinking styles. The second element is cultural awareness. Students should have this kind of awareness and respect different culture. The third one is learning ability. Teacher should try their best to improve students’ learning ability in English reading. The last one is language ability. For example, the curriculum standards specifically describe the semester corresponding to each grade and the relevant cultural goals that should be mastered in the unit. It is almost impossible for students to remember it if it is just stuffed into the daily teaching classroom through strong means. It can be seen that teachers should convey the culture information in the reading text as much as possible and combine interesting educational methods to guide students to play their subjective initiative, so that they can easily grasp more cultural awareness of English-speaking countries.
The college entrance examination English test is for improving students’ abilities of reading, comprehensions of text and the abilities of logical reasoning. However, quite a few students can’t do what is required by the new curriculum standards. Reading teaching tends to instill linguistic knowledge such as vocabulary, phrases, sentence patterns and grammar. Students have not received substantial skill training and improvement in the reading class.
1.2 Research Objectives
Looking at the domestic and international researches of text interpretation, more and more researchers are researching this subject, but most of it is aimed at Chinese teaching or college English teaching. There are very few studies on this subject aimed at English reading teaching in high school. Based on the above content, this study expects to achieve these goals:
1) Can reading teaching based on text interpretation improve the reading competence of senior high school students?
2) Compared with traditional reading teac