EC1 Reading Goals & Objectives

EC1 Reading Course Description 2014

EC1 Reading is designed to develop students’ confidence, fluency, and interest in reading in English. Students will read many graded readers, 6 of which are prescribed for the class and the rest will be self-selected. For each book, students will engage in a combination of textual analysis and reflective/responsive activities to assist students in returning to the texts in thoughtful ways. Also, students will be introduced to Intensive Reading of graded texts from which reading skills and vocabulary will be taken and studied in class.

Goals and Objectives

Through participation in this course, students will be able to…

Goal 1: Use selected reading sub-skills and strategies to improve reading speed, comprehension, and retention.
Objective 1.1: Develop key reading sub-skills such as skimming, scanning, identifying main ideas, and guessing from context.
Objective 1.2: Use pre-reading strategies to make self-selection decisions and identify the content, purpose, genre and audience of graded texts.
Objective 1.3: Demonstrate reflective reading abilities through responding (orally or in writing) to graded texts.


Goal 2: Read with increased confidence.
Objective 2.1: Read in English with increased confidence through exposure to many graded texts.
Objective 2.2: Develop a positive attitude to reading in English through sharing the content of graded readers and opinions with peers.


Goal 3: Read with increased fluency.
Objective 3.1: Read with increased fluency and speed through input flood of graded reading.


Goal 4: Develop complementary skills.
Objective 4.1: Feel more confident in listening, writing, and speaking through responding to texts.


Goal 5: Expand lexical knowledge.
Objective 5.1: Develop lexical knowledge through intensive and extensive reading.