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English Language Centre Study Zone: "Pulp Friction" Themed Reading

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/

Website Example: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/570/pulp/

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Computer(s), Internet access, projector (for class presentation)

Activity Description

In this multi-day activity, students practice a variety of reading, grammar, critical thinking, digital literacy, and writing skills including predicting, skimming, scanning, identifying the main idea, using context clues to guess word meanings, using linking words and phrases (conjunctions, transitions and prepositions) to express cause and effect, reading critically, conducting a webquest/scavenger hunt, and expressing opinions.

Preparation

  1. Familiarize yourself with the activities at the Example Web Site (above).
  2. Gather materials and resources to teach the various skills that students will practice in this Pulp Friction-Themed Reading (logging industry related) unit.
  3. Plan a tentative schedule.

How-To

  1. This Pulp Friction-Themed Reading activity will be conduced over the course of many class sessions.
  2. The lessons and activities should be conducted in the order in which they are listed on the site.
  3. Be sure to review the skills being practiced before having students engage in the activities.

Teacher Tips

  • This site was developed by the English Language Centre at the University of Victoria in Canada, so some words and spellings will differ from American English.

More Ways

  • The University of Victoria (in Canada) via their site called Study Zone, offers excellent research-based online lessons and exercises for a variety of levels (beginning high through advanced) and skills (grammar, reading, vocabulary, some writing.

Levels

  • Advanced

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (7.2) Demonstrate ability to use critical thinking skills
  • (7.3) Demonstrate ability to use problem-solving skills
  • (7.4) Demonstrate study skills
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.