When reading a text, the reader tries to create unity but often there is missing information. The author does not deliver everything but rather hides messages. The book “Hidden Messages - Clues and Hints” poses the question: How is the unsaid understood and how can one read between the lines?
The reader is introduced to and given tools to be an active reader, creating unity and consistency in order to get more benefit from reading in different genres such as ads, fiction, images, visual and auditory expression.
The way to understanding the unspoken is by focusing on the words, colors, sounds, body language, and visual elements.
The tasks in the book encourage the reader to create their own knowledge about the unspoken and try different tools for reaching a deeper understanding.
The book contains tasks such as, taking pictures that contain symbolism, filling a fact box about color signals, create ads where one has to read between the lines and sound files with music signals.
Hidden Messages has been designed to be used in multiple levels of language teaching in middle school, high school, adult education, vocational training or for interdisciplinary courses.