EC2 Reading Goals & Objectives

EC2 Reading Course Description 2014

EC2 Reading is designed to build on the skills learned in EC1. 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. Students will continue to work on basic intensive reading sub-skills, including pre-reading strategies, reading for main ideas and reading for specific information.

Course Goals and Objectives

Through participating in this course, students will…

Goal 1: Develop intensive reading sub-skills and strategies
Objective 1.1: Use pre-reading strategies to predict content.
Objective 1.2: Read for the main ideas of level-appropriate texts.
Objective 1.3: Read for detailed information through answering comprehension questions and the finding of information in texts.


Goal 2: Develop confidence and a positive attitude toward reading through extensive reading
Objective 2.1: Increase confidence when reading in English through exposure to graded texts.
Objective 2.2: Build a positive attitude toward reading in English through learning how to select books of interest and sharing content and opinions with peers.
Objective 2.3: Demonstrate reflective reading abilities through responding (orally or in writing) to graded texts.


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


Goal 4: Expand lexical knowledge and learning strategies
Objective 4.1: Broaden and deepen lexical knowledge through receptive exposure in intensive and extensive reading.


Goal 5: Develop complementary skills
Objective 5.1: Build fluency in listening, writing and speaking through responding to texts.