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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2019, 3(2); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.19229.

The Application of Schema Theory in Reading Comprehension in High School


Ting Ding, Xiaodong Zhu

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Ting Ding

School of Foreign Language, Gannan Normal University, Jiangxi, 341000, China


Reading is an important activity in human society. English reading ability has always been paid attention to in foreign language teaching in China. Reading Comprehension as an extremely important part in foreign language teaching, how to cultivate students the ability and skills of reading comprehension have always been a problem that the linguistic workers both at home and abroad have been thinking. In China, an empirical study of the English reading process started with Yu Luxia and Wang Chuming under the guidance of schema theory. This should be a major achievement in the study of schema theory and English reading teaching. Thus, this study demonstrates the positive role of reading teaching by analyzing the different roles played by the schema theory in the process of reading and comprehension which will play a profound role in reading teaching reform.


Schema, Schema theory, experience,reading comprehension

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Ting Ding, Xiaodong Zhu. The Application of Schema Theory in Reading Comprehension in High School. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2019) Vol.3, Issue 2: 212-219. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.19229.


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