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Term 1 Schedule

 

Week

Date

Assignments

1

Apr 08

Unit One: Introduction to the Course + Scanning
Fill in your Student Information Sheet with your photo glued on for next lesson.
Introduction: Course goals and objectives.
Scan the schedule for test days and homework.

Homework
Fill in your Student Information Sheet with your photo glued on for next lesson.
Booklet: Scan Table of Contents for page number.
Booklet: Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report from Appendix.

2

Apr 15

Unit Two: Extensive Reading + Speed Reading
Hand in the Student Information Sheet.
Homework
Booklet: Scan Table of Contents for page number.
Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report.

3

Apr 22

Unit Three: Previewing & Predicting + Paragraph Pattern: Time Order + Listing Order
Extensive reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan Table of Contents for page number.
Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report.

4

May 06

Unit Five: Paragraph Pattern: Space Order
Extensive reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan Table of Contents for page number.
Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report.

5

May 13

Unit Six: Paragraph Patterns: Comparison & Contrast
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report
Review for Test 1 - Sample Reading Test
Homework
Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report. Prepare for Test 1.

6

May 20

Unit Seven: Paragraph Pattern: Cause & Effect
Extensive reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Prepare for Test 1

7

May 27

Reading Test 1- Including Speed Reading, Paragraph Patterns and Reading Comprehension
This test will include all of the reading skills you have been practicing since your first class in April
Homework
Booklet: Scan Table of Contents for page number.
Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report.

8

Jun 03

Preparing Book Poster Presentations; Group book discussion
Discussion: Discuss the story your teacher has assigned.
Homework
Booklet: Scan Table of Contents for page number.
Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report.

9

Jun 10

Unit Eight: Building vocabulary: Parts of Speech, Word Families
Extensive reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan Table of Contents for page number.
Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report.

10

Jun 17

Unit Nine: Building vocabulary: Proper and common nouns, Synonyms
Extensive reading: Book Presentation/Report

Homework
Prepare a two to three minute book poster presentation on a book you read this semester

11

Jun 24

Book Poster Presentations
Presentation about a book you have read this semester

12

Jul 01

Unit Ten: Building vocabulary: Verbs and Verbals
Extensive reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan Table of Contents for page number.
Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report.

13

Jul 08

Unit Eleven: Building vocabulary: Noun phrases, pronouns and referents
Extensive reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan Table of Contents for page number.
Read graded reader, and fill in Extensive Reading Record and Book Report.

14

Jul 15

Reading Test 2- Including Speed Reading, Building Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
This test will include all of the reading skills you have been practicing since your first class in April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

 

By the end of this course, students will be able to utilize a range of reading skills in order to achieve the following:

 

1.    Find specific information in a text easily

2.    Read more quickly

3.    Read short books (e.g. graded readers)

4.    Discuss and write about books they have read

5.    Understand texts written in natural English.

6.    Master a vocabulary of highfrequency words

 

In addition to these concrete goals, it is our hope that you will also discover the pleasure and joy of reading. In order to reach the goals listed above, you will practice three different types of reading methods, as follows:

 

1.    Extensive Reading

2.    Speed-Reading

3.    Reading Skills

Grades

Your final grade will be based on the following:

 

TESTS 50%

There will be two tests. They will include speed-reading, reading-skills exercises, and a short story. You will need to answer comprehension questions about the story you read. Please see your course schedule for the dates.

 

BOOK REPORT ORAL PRESENTATION 10%

 

GRADED READERS 20% (Short stories that you will read at home)

You will be asked to give brief summaries of and comments on the books you have read. Your comments will be given in written, oral, or written and oral form.

 

HOMEWORK and CLASS PARTICIPATION 20%

Remember:

1.       You are responsible for all homework that is listed in the schedule. If you do not do the homework, you cannot check that you have understood what you are learning and what you need to know to become a better reader.

2.       You must read a graded reader daily. If you do not get a graded reader from your teacher, please go to the library and choose one. It is your responsibility to make sure you have one graded reader to read each week. If you do not read at least one graded reader each week, your grade for this course will not be very good, and it is possible that you might fail the course.

 

Absences

You must attend classes. Your grade will be lowered if you are absent. If you are more than twenty minutes late for a class you will be marked as absent on that day. If you are late twenty minutes or less you will be marked as late on that day. Three late attendances count as one absence. If you do not attend at least two–thirds of the total number of classes, you will FAIL this course. (授業には出席しなければなりません。欠席すると成績は下がります。授業に20分以上遅刻すると「欠席」の扱いになります。20分未満の遅れは「遅刻」になります。「遅刻」を3回すると1回の「欠席」の扱いになります。出席が全授業回数の3分の2に満たない場合はこの授業の成績は「不合格」となります。)