English 3: Reading & Writing


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English 3: Reading & Writing

  1. 1. FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Código: FOA-FR-07 FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS HUMANAS Página: 1 de 6 DEPARTAMENTO DE LINGÜÍSTICA E IDIOMAS PROGRAMACIÓNTEMÁTICA ASIGNATURA Versión: 4 Vigente a partir de:2011-01-18Nombre del Profesor MARIO RODRIGO GUERRERO RODRÍGUEZFormación Académica M.A. IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS TO TEFLEscalafón Docente ASISTENTENombre de la Asignatura ENGLISH 3 – READING & WRITING Código 8310Prerrequisitos ENGLISH 2 – READING & WRITINGProgramas a los cuales va dirigida LICENCIATURA INGLÉS – FRANCÉSTipo de asignatura Teórica Teórico práctica X PrácticaNúmero de créditos que otorga 3 Horas clase 3 Horas prácticas 3 Trabajo independiente 4Fecha de aprobación Comité Curricular y de Investigaciones del ProgramaHorario de atención a estudiantes:Periodo: A-2012 Fecha: 20 de Febrero de 2012Descripción de la asignatura:This course is designed to provide students with extensive practice in reading and writingthrough different meaningful activities. Students are expected to achieve andintermediate level since this course will provide varied and different opportunities topractice reading and writing. Reading and writing tasks will focus students on thedevelopment of critical thinking skills as well as comprehension production skills that mayfacilitate the English reading and writing learning process.Competencias a DesarrollarAt the end of the course, students are expected to develop the Reading skills related toskimming, scanning, previewing, questioning, note taking, and summarizing. They willalso expand information as well as express themselves through their writing exercises andactivities.Students are also expected to write different kinds of paragraphs in which they expresstheir own opinions.It is also expected that students gain a considerable amount of new vocabulary aboutgeneral culture, technology and other fields through the different reading materialpresented and developed in class.The communicative purposes of writing and the importance of accuracy will also beemphasized.They are expected to develop critical thinking skills by activating schemata, makinginferences, expressing opinions, organizing, and synthetizing the information presented inthe authentic texts they will face with.MetodologíaThe methodology will be base don task based approach that will allow students workingon grammar, reading, writing, and vocabulary development. Also, students will be able towrite longer paragraphs (up to 400 words) by showing coherence and cohesion andpunctuation.The textbook will be the main tool to be developed in the class. However, there will becomplementary reading and writing material taken from different sources such as TOEFLand other standard tests to simulate real evaluation tests.The students will face challenging tasks that will direct them to integrate the content,
  2. 2. FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Código: FOA-FR-07 FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS HUMANAS Página: 2 de 6 DEPARTAMENTO DE LINGÜÍSTICA E IDIOMAS PROGRAMACIÓNTEMÁTICA ASIGNATURA Versión: 4 Vigente a partir de:2011-01-18vocabulary, and grammar from the unit. They will be given enough opportunities or edittheir work as well as their peers’ work.Since writing and reading is a personal activity, students will have to work individually indifferent activities that imply reading and writing exercises and they will be encouraged toparticipate actively in class and develop all the activities and planned exercises andpractices.A class blog will be used to post all the writing and reading activities.Actividades ComplementariasAdditional activities will give the students the opportunity to practice reading and writingwhich include extra material such as different articles on different fields and one or twoshort stories.Actividades Evaluativas PorcentajeIndependent written compositions 20%TOEFL or any other standard test samples 20%Independent reading 10%Daily short written reports about the assigned reading 20%Assigned reading activity 30%Requirements and GradingClassroom Behavior: Please act appropriately and treat all students and your teacherwith respect. Students and teacher will communicate in English and in Spanish dependingon the situation. Cell phones are not allowed to ring in class. Please do not leave theclassroom while class is in session except for emergencies.Attendance: The course has very strict attendance policies. If you miss 3 or more hours,you will receive an automatic 0 (Zero) in the course. If you have excessive absences, youwill receive a grade of 0 (Zero) again. All students are expected to bring the materials ortextbooks required by the teacher.Tardiness: It is not acceptable to be late to class. If you are less than ten minutes late toclass, you will be marked tardy. If you are ten minutes late (or more), you will be markedabsent. An accumulation of three tardies will count as an absence. The attendance andtardiness policies apply to lab classes as well as to regular classes.Make-Up Tests/Late Homework: It is very important that you be present for all tests.If, however, you are ill or must be absent on a day on which a test is scheduled, you willhave one week from the date of the test to make it up. It is your responsibility to talk tothe teacher about making up your test at a time that is acceptable to me. If you do notmake up the test within the required time, you will receive a zero (0). Homework must behanded in on the day it is due, and quizzes must be made up within one week of the quiz.Academic Honesty/Cheating: Any form of copying, cheating, or plagiarism will resultin a zero (0) for the assignment.MaterialesClass textbook, online articles and written or audio material posted in the blog.
  3. 3. FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Código: FOA-FR-07 FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS HUMANAS Página: 3 de 6 DEPARTAMENTO DE LINGÜÍSTICA E IDIOMAS PROGRAMACIÓNTEMÁTICA ASIGNATURA Versión: 4 Vigente a partir de:2011-01-18 CONTENTS Week Class Work Independent Work1,2 General Class info, Class Write a short paragraph, 350 Program, Students’ assignments words max. about advantages and activities and disadvantages of using UNIT 1; FINDING THE IDEAL technology in the classroom. JOB Get a cartoon to be presented to Interpreting cartoons the class. Explain it! Applying background knowledge Complete a newspaper article with and vocabulary the words from the vocabulary Reading: Finding the ideal job studied p.3 What to do to find a job Reading a book review pp. 5-7. Making inferences Present the opinions to the class Using descriptive and possessive Reading about people who love adjectives their jobs (individual work pp. 8- The paragraph 10) Topic sentences Doing Research on finding the Supporting sentences ideal job p. 225 Check Blog3 UNIT 2: COUNTRY LIFE OR Do background and vocabulary CITY pp. 25-29 Reacting to pictures Vocabulary: Completing a word Synthetize: Reacting to reading puzzle pp. 32-36 Using the simple past tense Writing: Using pictures p. 38 Descriptive paragraphs Take 3 pictures from the city and Adding descriptive details 3 from the countryside. Write a (Collective writing) paragraph describing those pictures.4 UNIT 3: MAKING MONEY Predicting pp. 45-49 A magazine article; Making Reading: I made it myself pp. 53- money 56 Reading advertisements (using Vocabulary focus: pp. 56-60 comparative form adjectives) Design a cluster as the basis for Using clustering for writing writing paragraphs Organizing a paragraph from a Check Blog cluster Giving explanations Developing Composition 15 UNIT 4: A DIFFERENT PATH Find one comic strip related to TO JUSTICE justice. Be prepared to explain the Interpreting comic strips meaning of it. Background and Reading: Vote for restorative vocabulary pp. 73-74 justice Reading: Moving past the crime Looking for main ideas pp. 78-83
  4. 4. FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Código: FOA-FR-07 FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS HUMANAS Página: 4 de 6 DEPARTAMENTO DE LINGÜÍSTICA E IDIOMAS PROGRAMACIÓNTEMÁTICA ASIGNATURA Versión: 4 Vigente a partir de:2011-01-18 Reading for details Writing a letter to the editor pp. Making inferences 86-90 Expressing opinion Doing research: How does Giving advice: should, ought to, restorative justice works in shouldn’t Colombia? Charting as a means to organize Check Blog writing First TOEFL MOCK6 UNIT 5: SUBWAY ETIQUETTE Do: Vocabulary pp. 102-105 Predicting and sharing information Background and vocabulary Reading: A civilized suggestion Reading: Riding the subway in Writing a web page about Japan etiquette pp. 108-111 Connecting concepts between Check Blog two texts Using imperative sentences Using listing to organize your writing7 UNIT 6: SERIOUS FUN Playing traditional games. List 3 Predicting traditional games (Illustrate) Reading: Serious fun Check Blog Vocabulary: Traditional games vs. Computer games Expressing habitual present with when-clauses Background and vocabulary pp. Brainstorming to organize your 114-116 writing Writing: A review: Using useful information and clear opinion Do: pp. 118-122 Showing order of importance8,9 UNIT 7: THE BEST PRODUCE Do: Focus on the topic pp. 133- THERE IS 135 Comparing/contrasting information: Organic produce vs. Reading: Miles to go before you Regular produce eat. Pp. 140-141 Writing Wh-questions in the simple present tense Design a brochure about local Writing questions as a means to produce organize your writing Writing a brochure: The Check Blog organization of a brochure
  5. 5. FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Código: FOA-FR-07 FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS HUMANAS Página: 5 de 6 DEPARTAMENTO DE LINGÜÍSTICA E IDIOMAS PROGRAMACIÓNTEMÁTICA ASIGNATURA Versión: 4 Vigente a partir de:2011-01-1810 UNIT 8: I’LL TAKE THE TRAIN, Reading: The climate train THANKS Do: pp. 160-165 Predicting Do exercise 3 p. 172 Sharing information Write a paragraph in the blog Using background knowledge and where you explain the best way vocabulary you consider to go from Pasto to Using superlatives taken from a any city in Colombia (or any place chart you want) Check Blog11,12,13 UNIT 9: WHAT’S YOUR Do pp. 184-190 MEDICINE Write a short paragraph Predicting explaining how to cure Sharing information “something” Background knowledge and Do p. 195 vocabulary Create a medicine booklet, Reading: Leech describing illnesses and defining Using adverbs of manner them. Write what causes those Brainstorming as a means to illnesses and possible treatments. organize your writing Make some Internet research Writing narrative paragraphs about illnesses. (Post it in the Using time order words in a blog). narrative Check Blog Second TOEFL MOCK14,15 UNIT 10: ENDANGERED Reading pp. 205-207 CULTURES Do p. 212 Predicting Do pp. 216-218 Sharing information Do pp. 219-220 Reading a map Choose an indigenous community Synthetizing reading: To in Colombia and write an outline. supporters of indigenous cultures Then based on the outline write a Expressing predictions and future paragraph that includes the main plans components (Thesis statement, Writing predictions paragraphs topic sentences, supporting Taking notes from reading sentences, and a concluding Using an outline to organize your sentence or concluding reading sentences). Writing concluding sentences Check Blog16 Written Report on selected reading.Observaciones
  6. 6. FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Código: FOA-FR-07 FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS HUMANAS Página: 6 de 6 DEPARTAMENTO DE LINGÜÍSTICA E IDIOMAS PROGRAMACIÓNTEMÁTICA ASIGNATURA Versión: 4 Vigente a partir de:2011-01-18________________________________ ______________________________Mario Guerrero R. Nombre y Firma Representante Estudiantil