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Week 3 lesson

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Dear students,
Today you will read the summary and opinion of your latest graded reader in small groups. After that you will study chapter 3 of the textbook.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin
PS. Below are your scores. Some zeros were for double posting (check your email before submitting twice) while others were for academic dishonesty.
(I think it's not difficult to earn a good score by honest effort).


Week 2 lesson

Dear students,
Today you will read your summary and opinion of the graded reader that you read last week.

(The url to upload your summary can be found on the blog “welcome page” and also below:
Graded reader summary upload form

After you have read your summaries in small groups you will start chapter 2 of the textbook, “Select Readings pre-intermediate”.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Week 1 lesson

Dear students,
Welcome to Chris Elvin's reading and writing, semester one.
Today you will:

1) learn about the course by reading the course syllabus (see previous post)
2) take a personal opinion survey
3) choose your first graded reader

You should choose a book that you enjoy reading, with no more than five percent of the words that are unfamiliar to you. You should enjoy reading without the need for a dictionary. If you wish, you may take a graded reader level test to help you find your level.

Oxford Graded Readers Level Test

Macmillan Readers Level Test

Penguin English Readers Level

4) read for pleasure in class (time permitting)

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin


Welcome to Chris Elvin's Reading Class - Spring 2019

Dear students,
Please access this blog weekly to check for news about the course, homework assignments, and updates.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

SYLLABUS
                                     Reading and Writing 1 (Spring 2019)
Email Chris Elvin: chriselvin@gmail.com Textbook: Lee, L., & Gundersen, E. (2011). Select readings: teacher-approved readings for today's students. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (Pre-Intermediate level)
Course Description and Objectives: This course is designed for students to learn academic reading and writing skills. Students will learn strategies to promote fluency and accuracy in reading and writing through a variety of activities including reading extensively and intensively, and writing compositions. The goal of this course is to acquire both effective reading and writing skills. However, the emphasis of the spring semester is placed on acquiring reading skills. 
In particular, students will: a) improve reading rate and comprehension skills, b) develop s…

Week 14 lesson

Dear students,
Today is your final test, which is worth ten points. You are asked to summarize a story in today’s newspaper and include your opinion. You may bring a newspaper to class or use your cell phone. Your essay should include an intext citatation and a reference, both in APA format.
Your summary and opinion will be worth four points each. Your intext citation and reference will be worth one point each.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Week 13 lesson

Dear students,
Today is a free writing lesson. If you haven't completed all of the homework assignments, you should work on that today. If you have finished, then you should edit your work to try and improve your grade.
Regardless of whether you have finished all the assignments or not, let me check your APA references. If there is anything else you would like to ask me about your work or the course, please do.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin
P.S. Next week will be your final lesson. You will have a writing test. Good luck!