Eigo A1
Exercises in English
(Reading)
Extensive Reading
Speed Reading
多読
英語A1
A205
Ben Shearon
高教センタープレハブ30号室
[email protected]
Online study = 780 yen
Books = 0 yen
Notebook = 100 yen
What do you think
you should do in a
reading class?
1.Improve reading skill
2.Increase reading speed
3.Learn new words/phrases
4.Improve general English skill
5.Enjoy reading a variety of books
Two Types of Reading
1. Intensive Reading
Linguistic Focus
Intensive Reading
Analysis of the language
Difficulty
Amount
Selection
Usually difficult
Little
Teacher selects
All student study the
same material
.
Where
In the classroom
Checked by specific
Comprehension
questions
What Material
Two Types of Reading
2. Extensive Reading
多読
Linguistic Focus
Difficulty
Amount
Selection
What Material
Where
Comprehension
Extensive Reading
Fluency, skill forming
Very easy
A lot
Student selects
All students read different
things
Mostly at home
Checked by
reports / summaries
Intensive Reading
Extensive Reading
Linguistic Focus
Analysis of the language
Fluency, skill forming
Difficulty
Usually difficult
Very easy
Amount
Little
A lot
Selection
Teacher selects
Student selects
What Material
All students study the same material All students read different things
Where
In class
Mostly at home
Comprehension
Checked by specific questions
Checked by reports / summaries
… in order to learn a word,
students must encounter it
20-50 times,
in context
WORDS
語彙力
500
→
1,000 →
2,000 →
5,000 →
10,000 →
NECESSARY INPUT
80,000-201,000
170,000-426,000
462,000-1,156,000
2.6m-6.6m
12.6m-31.6m
100,000
300,000
3,000,000
Graded Readers
Each graded reader has a colored sticker
to help you identify its level.
Very
Easy
Easy
Medium
R
O
Y
G
B
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Challenging
30000
(30,000)
70,000
(100,000)
100,000
(200,000)
200,000
(400,000)
300,000
(700,000)
Weekly Word Counts
Extensive reading is effective when
reading becomes a normal activity in
your daily life.
You should try to read a lot every week.
High word counts each week are required
to receive a high evaluation.
Weekly Reading Amount Guideline
Grade AA range:
Grade A range:
Grade B range:
Grade C:
25,000 words
15,000 words
10,000 words
5,000 words
Guidelines for each level
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
30,000 words Required to Pass
70,000 words
Grade C
100,000 words (Grade B/A range)
200,000 words (Grade A/AA range)
300,000 words (Grade AA range)
30000
(30,000)
70,000
(100,000)
100,000
(200,000)
200,000
(400,000)
300,000
(700,000)
Reading Procedure
Choose a book, start reading
If you like it, continue reading
[if you don’t like it, change the book]
When you finish, fill in the reading record
Choose a new book
The Book Borrowing Limit from
instructor for each level is:
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
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Class Format
1. Turn in Graded Reading Record sheets to Mr. Shearon
2. Divide into groups to introduce books (10 minutes)
3. Silent Reading time (45 minutes)
 May freely leave your seat to return and select books.
 May freely go to the restroom, or step out of the classroom
to get some fresh air.
 May not talk in the classroom or in the hallway outside of
the classroom.
 May not use your cell phone.
4. In-class activity (approximately 30 minutes)
Assessment of Your Performance
• Reading Total Word Count
• Reading Weekly Word Count
• Reading Record
(Yellow-Green-Blue)
• Attendance
• In-class Activities
• Online study
Notebooks should have your name in romaji and Japanese
and your student number written on the front cover
Please write a weekly report each week in your notebook in
English. This should not take more than 10-15 minutes.
Write about the books you read. What parts did you like? What did
you think of the story? Have you read the book before, in
Japanese? Have you read any similar books before? Is there a
movie version of the book? Is the story the same or different? Was
it easy to read? Did you enjoy it?
You can also ask questions in your weekly report. I will try to
answer them.
Your weekly report should be about 0.5-1 page of a normal-sized
notebook (if your notebook is very small you should write more).
6 absences = fail
late = ½ absence
45+ minutes late = absent
Active participation
English environment
Bring a drink
No mobile phones
Classwork
Talking
Reading
Speed Reading
Listening
Reading
Reading diary
Log sheets
Online study
Read as many books as possible.
Read books every week.
Enjoy reading.
Make your plan. Read everyday little by little.
You should read every day. It is hard to read much in a day.
Reading is good for skill up your English. So try hard.
You should start reading from books of the lowest level. If you do that, probably you will
many (20?) books in one semester.
Reading is very fun.
Students who like reading books can enjoy this class.
By your effort your English skill will change. Do your best.
You must read a book that you are interested in. If you read boring book, you won't want
to read more English book.
If you try to read quicker and to read many books, this class will be very useful for your
English skill.
In this class, you'll have opportunity to read books in English. I had nice time in this class.
I hardly read books in English till the class. I recommend that you should books in
English not only to go up your grade, but also to improve your English skill.
Read 3 books every week. 2 books are easy to read. 1 book is the book you really read
or are interested even if the book is difficult.
Reading books is very useful to your life, it is leisure and learning.
You should read a book you think is interesting.
Choice the books you are interested in. If you find the books you
have read before in Japanese, you should read it.
Good luck.
This class is very fun. You can enjoy the class.
Read for fun.
Read books that correspond to your English skill.
I think this class is very useful because my speed for reading is faster.
I think it's good to read very easy book at first. It's very important how many books you
can read than how difficult the book is at first.
Read more books than more difficult books.
Read books which fit you.
Read as many books as you can during first half of a semester. Then you can read
easier than ever and enjoy reading.
Read the books you are interested in, and the books you aren't interested in both.
Reading English books interesting. As we read it, we are involved in it and forget that
time goes by.
"National Geographic Series" are interesting. Read these books.
No read, no 単位.
とにかくたくさん読みましょう。テスト期間はきついから早めに。
英語の本を読むのは最初は大変かもしれませんが、慣れれば楽しくなるし、何より自分のため
になるのでぜひ頑張って下さい。
最初から難しい本を読もうとすると挫折します。順を追って読んでいきましょう。
ちゃんと授業を受ければ英語の力は伸びると思うので、頑張ってほしいです。
一度に大量に読もうとせず、毎週一冊をめどに継続して読んで欲しい。
自分の忙しさに影響を受ける授業。忙しい人は要注意。
最初は異質なイメージを受け、しかも本を何冊以上読めとか言われて、このクラスを選ぶのを
ためらうかもしれないが、やってみると案外楽しいと思えるようになってくるよ。
英語の本を読むことに抵抗があるかもしれないが、1度読み始めたら日本語の本を読むように
楽しめます。英語独特の言い回しもあるのでおもしろいと思います。
楽しく英語力アップができます。
落ち着いた気持ちで読書するととてもいいと思います。速く読むことではしっかり意識して読む
ことを心がけるべき。
レベルの低い本だと短すぎて内容があまりなくてつまらないからある程度のものを読んだほう
がいい。
読書を作業だと思わず楽しむようにしたほうが良い。
読むときは集中して一気に読むこと。怠けると一週間たっても一冊も読んでいない状況になり
ますよ。
英語の本をこんなに読める機会はめったにないので、是非受講して欲しいです。
易しい本ばかりでなく難しい本を読むことも必要。
日頃から少しずつでも読んでおいた方がいいです。週2冊くらいがペー
スとしては無難だと思います。
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