1. Review and practice the basic academic reading skills learned in 1st year English. 2. Introduce and develop higher level reading skills, including inferencing, synthesizing and evaluating text content. 3. Expand and build students' vocabulary through contextual clues, grammar structure and the use of a dictionary. 4. Build confidence in students' reading abilities, and additionally, create a reading environment that can be enjoyed by students.
The course aims to develop academic reading skills and strategies with an emphasis on vocabulary building through reading texts. Both intensive and extensive reading will be practiced, and students will have opportunities for independent study through technology supported materials.
Inside Reading (Levels 1 - 4); Oxford University Press
According to class
Weekly attendance is required. Students are expected to complete all assignments and be fully prepared for all classes.
１．Introduction to academic reading ２．Introduction to extensive reading/intensive reading ３．Strategies for learning academic vocabulary ４．Identifying main ideas, paraphrasing main ideas ５．Identifying major points, paraphrasing major points ６．Student achievement assessment (graded readers) ７．Annotating a text ８．Text summary (avoiding plagiarism) ９．Recognizing definitions from academic texts 10．Student achievement assessment 11．Distinguishing theories from academic texts 12．Visual/web-based sources 13．Synthesizing ideas from texts and visual sources 14．Graded Reader/Academic reading information exchange 15．Student achievement assessment, course feedback 16．Information exchange of summer homework 17．Comprehending long texts (reading in chunks) 18．Building word families from academic texts 19．Making inferences from academic texts 20．Drawing conclusions from academic texts 21．Student achievement assessment 22．Recognizing text organization 23．Distinguishing fact from opinion in academic texts 24．Analyzing evidence in academic texts 25．Student achievement assessment 26．Reading academic sources 27．Visual/web-based materials as sources 28．Synthesizing sources 29．Graded Reader/Academic reading information exchange 30．Student achievement assessment, course feedback
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