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English Novels. 4OCR212. Selective Reading of Modern Fiction. Instructor Elena Kolodkina School year 2012 2 hours per week Required textbooks: Cries from the Heart: Stories from Around the World. OBJECTIVES. To bring the best of the world’s stories to the English language learners

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English novels

English Novels

4OCR212


Selective reading of modern fiction

Selective Reading of Modern Fiction

Instructor Elena Kolodkina

School year 2012

2 hours per week

Required textbooks:

  • Cries from the Heart: Stories from Around the World


Objectives

OBJECTIVES

  • To bring the best of the world’s stories to the English language learners

  • To help students to see reading as an interesting activity

  • To improve reading and comprehension skills

  • To learn summarizing and reviewing


Week 1 course introduction

Week 1. Course Introduction

  • Course Introduction

  • Syllabus Review

  • Class expectations: What do you expect to learn in this class?

  • Assessment review

  • Question and answer period


Week 2 the photograph

Week 2. The Photograph

Activities:

  • Introducing the author Sefi Atta from Nigeria

  • Reading

  • Reading check

  • Word work


Week 3 the photograph

Week 3. The Photograph

  • Review

  • Summary

  • Discussion


Week 4 leonard

Week 4. Leonard

  • Introducing the author Adrienne M. Fratter from New Zealand

  • Reading

  • Reading check

  • Word work


Week 5 leonard

Week 5. Leonard

  • Review

  • Summary

  • Discussion


Week 6 a pot full of tears

Week 6. A Pot Full of Tears

  • Introducing the author Lauri Kubuisile from Botswana

  • Reading

  • Reading check

  • Word work


Week 7 a pot full of tears

Week 7. A Pot Full of Tears

  • Review

  • Summary

  • Discussion


Week 8 the wild west midterm preparation

Week 8. The Wild WestMidterm preparation

  • Introducing Erica Robinson from Jamaica


Week 9 the house

Week 9. The House

Writing a summary


Week 10 dora s turn

Week 10. Dora’s Turn

  • Introducing the author Jackee Budesta Botanda from Uganda

  • Reading

  • Reading check

  • Word work


Week 11 dora s turn

Week 11. Dora’s Turn

  • Review

  • Summary

  • Discussion


Week 12 callus

Week 12. Callus

  • Introducing the author Janet Tay Hui Ching from Malaysia

  • Reading

  • Reading check

  • Word work


Week 13 callus

Week 13. Callus

  • Review

  • Summary

  • Discussion


Week 14 nimble fingers

Week 14. Nimble Fingers

  • Introducing the author Anurulla Muralidbaran from India

  • Reading

  • Reading check

  • Word work


Week 15 nimble fingers

Week 15. Nimble Fingers

  • Review

  • Summary

  • Discussion


Week 16 the festive season in a part of africa

Week 16. The Festive Season in a Part of Africa

  • Introducing the author Tod Collins from South Africa

  • Reading

  • Reading check

  • Word work


Week 17 the festive season in a part of africa

Week 17. The Festive Season in a Part of Africa

  • Review

  • Summary

  • Discussion


Week 18 final exam

Week 18. Final Exam

  • Make a presentation of one of the stories of the book Cries from the Heart: Stories from Around the World


Assessment

Assessment

  • Attendance – 25%

  • Participation (classroom activity, homework, quizzes, presentations) - 25%

  • Midterm test – 20%

  • Final test – 30%


Textbook

Textbook

Cries from the Heart: Stories from Around the World


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