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Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Online English Lesson Plans, Lesson Material and Ideas
for Semester 2 Reading Lessons...
Reading: Year 2, Semester 2,
1. Course Description:
The second semester reading course will be classroom based, with three
40-minute periods per week. Students are also expected to read a substantial
amount in their own time. This reading course will involve aspects of
vocabulary, grammar, writing, listening and speaking, therefore students are
encouraged to use ideas they have been taught in other subjects. Students
are expected to express opinions, verbally and in written form, stating
The second semester of
Reading has two main priorities. Firstly, the lessons will review basic
reading skills, revising the areas of weakness identified in the first
semester. The content of the lessons will be adjusted throughout the
semester according to student abilities in different classes. Secondly,
there will be advanced reading lessons, looking at other areas of reading
that have not yet been covered. The course will build upon current knowledge
and teach the students new skills for reading. Most of the lessons will use
short stories or articles to demonstrate reading theory.
2. Course Objectives:
The second semester of reading is primarily designed to enable students to:
* Identify, and analyse, the main idea of a reading.
* Identify, and analyse, the main points and supporting ideas of a reading.
* Have a clear understanding of how to write a summary.
* Understand how grammar is used when reading.
* Express personal ideas, viewpoints and opinions based on a reading.
* Recognise and use different language techniques.
* Critically analyse the structure and effectiveness of a reading.
* Distinguish fact from opinion in readings.
3. Materials and
"Tapestry, Reading 4"
Course Website - www.paulsparks.net
In addition, various DVD's and CD's might be used. The Internet will be used
for most lessons as well as Microsoft PowerPoint.
Additional handouts, articles, photocopies, books etc. will be used for most
4. Course Evaluation
* Assignments /
Homework = 25%
* In Class Tests = 25%
* Midterm Exam = 15%
* Final Exam = 30%
* Attendance = 5%
Assignments / Homework
(25%): This accounts for 25% of the second semester, details will be given
In Class Tests (25%):
These account for 25% of the second semester. There will be two in class
tests during the second semester. Further details will be given in class.
Mid-term Exams (15%):
The midterm exam accounts for 15% of the second semester. The exam is
scheduled for week 10. Details will be given during lessons nearer the time.
Final Exam (30%): The
final exam is scheduled for weeks 19 and 20. The final exam accounts for 30%
of the second semester. Further details will be given during lessons.
Attendance accounts for 5% of the second semester. Students will lose 1% of
the semester total for each unauthorized absence, up to a total of 5%.
Students are required to explain all absences.
5. Expectations of the
Students: Attendance & Behaviour: Students
are expected to attend every lesson. You are required to be in the classroom
at least 5 minutes before the lesson begins. Mobile phones should be turned
off during lessons in accordance with the university rules. Students are not
to operate any equipment in the classroom without supervision of the
Stationary: Students are
required to bring their own stationary to each lesson. You are advised to
bring a pen, pencil, notebook, dictionary, textbook and anything else
specified by the teacher. Each student is required to buy an A4 binder to
keep lesson handouts in.
Assignments / Homework:
Students are required to complete all assignments and homework on time. If
students have any problems with assignments it is their responsibility to
contact the teacher during lessons, office hours or by email. Late
submissions will not be marked unless the Dean writes an explanation in
Lessons: Students should
speak English in the classroom. Students are expected to ask the teacher if
they do not understand something. Either ask in class or make an appointment
during to meet during office hours. Students are expected to write notes
during lessons and consult the course website (www.paulsparks.net) for
further details about lessons. Students are expected to inform the teacher
about any issues relating to lessons.
Office Hours: Second
semester office hours are Monday 9pm to 11pm. Students should make an
appointment to discuss teaching related issues during office hours.
Feedback: Students are
expected to give feedback to the teacher from lessons and assessments.
6. Expectations of the
Teacher: Assignments, In Class Tests &
Exams: I will try mark assignments, in class tests and exams within 3 days
and give back results within 7 days.
E-mail & Website: I
will try to reply to all e-mails within 24 hours. I will try to publish all
my lessons on my website every day.
Office Hours: I will be
available (by appointment only) during office hours, Monday 9pm - 11pm.