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This course aims to improve and expand upon studentsf current level of reading comprehension byusing a variety of noteworthy materials such as websites, news articles, short stories, stylistics and web-based communication venues.
Increase reading comprehension/Build vocabulary profiles
Critical thinking/Gist reading for speed/Timed reading practice
Develop and record thoughtful reactions to what is being read
Orientation / Reading level checks
Handouts and in-class surveys/ Vocabulary profiling
Introduction to web-based reading project one/ Group analysis and discusions
Group work via web-related article collecting/ Reading journals
Presenting written outline of web-based readings / Discussion
Introduction to Gist Reading / Gist practice and comprehension
Applying Gist Reading to news articles/Overall comprehension challenge
Student-led reading selections/ Analyzing and Reacting to passages
Reading speed experiment / Evaluation of student comprehension
Content review and practice / Full-length 2-page essay readings
Online writing styles / Introduction to written correspondence
Web-based reading project two/group selections
Applying Gist reading to project two/Preparation and practice
Presentations for reading project two/student reactions
Feedback and evaluation
Some preparation will be necessary for students to carry out reading-related in-class projects.
Students will use general knowledge and apply speed-reading skills and critical thinking
skills to respond to passages and written text by using teacher and student selected
readings from a variety of venues. Familiarity with PPT, Web-designs, and online
navigation will be a value-added benefit to students taking this class.
25% x 2 projects
Completed assignments/journal records/homework 25%
Active participation 25%
Selected materials will be provided by the instructor with some readings chosen by students.
Students should develop regular practice schedules outside of class. A notebook PC is a
valuable component for learning, as is quick reference web access for translation, word
checks and vocabulary building. A B5 notebook for keeping records and timely completion ofprojects is mandatory.
A comfortable classroom environment where students enjoy learning together will help to
motivate and lead to a more complete absorption of content and reading skills.
*Note:Please allow some flexibility and patience for the introduction of this course online. I will try my best to deliver some online instruction.
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