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Book summaries

Dear students,
I have reduced the length of your book summary requirement from 250 words to 100 words (500 characters). On May 13th, you will read your summary in class to your classmates, so please finish reading your first book so that you give yourself enough time to write your summary.
I would also like you to contribute to the database by filling in the form below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1t65IWMrBmPGVRtqcBKTnBZZaMRDCaVpLkXtMZvdLmY0/viewform

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

How to choose a book

Dear students,
To choose a book at an appropriate level for you, you should first take the Macmillan Readers Level Test.

http://www.macmillanreaders.com/tests/level-test

After you have discovered your level, you should choose books at that level. There are four publishers which you should choose from:

Macmillan Graded Readers; http://www.macmillanreaders.com
Oxford Bookworms; https://elt.oup.com/catalogue/items/global/graded_readers/oxford_bookworms_library/?cc=jp&selLanguage=ja
Pearson English Readers; http://readers.english.com
Cambridge English Readers; http://www.cambridge.org/jp/cambridgeenglish/catalog/skills/cambridge-english-readers/components

Good luck!
Chris Elvin

April 22nd class

Dear students,
For homework you should have found out your reading level using the Macmillan Readers Level Test, and chosen an appropriate book from the library. Please bring your book to class today.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Welcome to Chris Elvin's Rikkyo University reading and writing blog

Dear students,
Please read the blog before coming to class. You will need to access this site to post the summaries of  your graded readers, and also to contribute to the student book ratings database.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin