EC2 Reading Goals & Objectives

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.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to do the following:

Goal 1: Use selected intensive reading sub-skills and strategies to improve reading speed, and comprehension of articles.

Objective 1.1: Develop a selection of pre-reading strategies to improve the likelihood of comprehension.
Objective 1.2: Develop key reading sub-skills such as a) skimming, b) scanning, c) identifying the main ideas of texts or paragraphs, and d) guessing vocabulary from context.
Objective 1.3: Apply targeted skills and strategies to interact in communicative post-reading tasks.
Objective 1.4: Develop detailed reading skills through answering comprehension questions and the finding of information in texts.
Objective 1.5: Develop test-taking skills and test-wiseness for reading tests.

Goal 2: Complete the Extensive Reading of prescribed and self-selected graded readers.

Objective 2.1: Read 5 graded readers prescribed by the course and 50,000 words or more of self-selected graded readers at Levels 1-2.
Objective 2.2: Develop a positive attitude to reading in English through sharing the content of graded readers and completion of related reflective and response tasks.
Objective 2.3: Read in English with increased confidence and fluency through exposure to many graded readers.

Goal 3: Expand lexical knowledge.

Objective 3.1: Develop explicit lexical knowledge through intensive reading and implicit lexical knowledge through extensive reading.
Objective 3.2: Develop receptive vocabulary of items in articles through focused class activities and review.
Objective 3.3: Develop key lexical and grammatical items to enhance intensive reading through focused class activities and review.

Updated 2018.02.15