Reading B Syllabus

 

 

Instructor: Brent Culligan, Ed.D.

 

Course Description: This course focuses on the acquisition and development of reading in English as a foreign language. These skills will be developed through the practice of three different types of reading methods, namely Extensive Reading, Speed Reading, and Academic Reading Skills.

 

Class 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.

 

Participation & Attendance: Regular on-time attendance, preparation of weekly homework, and active participation in class are all required to get a good grade. If you miss more than five classes, you will automatically fail this course

 

Preparation for Class: You will have homework each week. You must come to class prepared. If you miss a class, get the homework from a classmate.

 

Text:

http://culliganco.com/Meijigakuin/IntroReading/IntroReading2.pdf

 

Evaluation Criteria: Your grade depends on class tests (50%), graded readers (20%), homework/participation (20%), and an oral presentation (10%).

 

Student Questions:  When students have questions, they can contact me before or after class. I can also be reached at b.culligan.ed.d@gmail.com

 

Related URL: http://culliganco.com/Meijigakuin/Reading/index.html

 

Review of Class: To review for this class, you should read the passages again, check any mistakes you have made, and use vocabulary learning techniques to study the vocabulary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading B Schedule

 

Week

Date

Assignments

1

Sep 24

Unit Twelve: What is the Topic and Main Idea?
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan the Table of Contents for homework.
Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

2

Oct 1

Unit Thirteen: Patterns of Organization
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan the Table of Contents for homework.
Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

3

Oct 8

Unit Fourteen: Paragraph Pattern – Listing Order
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan the Table of Contents for homework.
Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

4

Oct 15

Unit Fifteen: Paragraph Pattern – Cause & Effect
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan the Table of Contents for homework.
Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

5

Oct 22

Unit Sixteen: Skimming & Scanning - Review
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan the Table of Contents for homework.
Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

6

Oct 29

Unit Seventeen: Paragraph Pattern: Time Order
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report

Review for Test 1
Homework
Study for the test

7

Nov 5

Test 1 - Including Speed Reading, Reading Comprehension and Thinking Skills
This test will include all of the reading skills you have been practicing.
Homework
Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

Read the short story your teacher assigned.

8

Nov 12

Preparation of Oral Book Reports

Prepare a two to three minute book presentation on a book you read this semester - giving a brief outline of the story and your opinion about it.

Discuss the short story your teacher assigned you.

Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

9

Nov 19

Unit Eighteen: Paragraph Patterns: Comparison/Contrast
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan the Table of Contents for homework.
Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

10

Nov 26

Oral Book Reports

Presentation about a book you have read this semester.

Homework
Booklet: Scan the Table of Contents for homework.
Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

11

Dec 3

Unit Nineteen: Making Inferences
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Booklet: Scan the Table of Contents for homework.
Read graded reader, do quiz, and fill in Extensive Reading Record.

12

Dec 10

Unit Twenty: Making Inferences (continued)
Extensive Reading: Book Presentation/Report
Homework
Read the short story your teacher assigned to you.

13

Dec 17

Reading Discussion
Discussion: Discuss the short story your teacher assigned to you.
Homework
Prepare for Test 2

14

Jan 7

Test 2- Including Speed Reading, Reading Comprehension and Thinking Skills
This test will include all of the reading skills you have been practicing.