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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!