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Popular Books

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Dear students,
You only need to read ten books over fourteen weeks, which means that you don't need to post every week. Golden Week may be a time to take it easy, or a time to do some reading - please choose. In the meantime, if you would like a suggestion, take one from below?

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Week 4 lesson

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Dear students,
Today you will read your latest graded reader summary and opinion, and then read chater 4 of the textbook.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin


P.S. Please make sure to write enough. If your assignment is too short, it may be disqualified.



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).


Later...






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