Eigo1 Reading- Class 3 Thu 2-1st Sem
Teacher: Mr Furmanovsky Class 3 Time: Mon 2&3

Rm 4-1 Textbook: Active Skills For Reading 1 (Thomson)
E-mail: 0ffice: michael@world.ryukoku.ac.jp Classroom E-mail: kyoin76@yahoo.com
Homepage: www.world.ryukoku.ac.jp/~michael/index.html

Welcome to Ryukoku University and your English 1 Reading Class. I am looking forward to getting to know you during the year and creating a good class atmosphere. I will be your teacher for this once-a-week class and you will have another teacher for your Conversation classes. In the second semester this class will change from "Reading" to "Writing" and we will be in a computer room. Eigo 1 Reading meets only once a week, so I hope you will do your very best to attend classes regularly and be on time.

ATTENDANCE: If you miss a class, first check the calendar below. Then, if necessary, talk to another student and complete any missed homework.

RULES: Please use English in class as much as possible. Also try to answer any question I ask you. If you don't know the answer say "I'm sorry I don't understand," "I'm sorry, I don't know," or "I'm still thinking.” Silence (or a one word answer) in response to a question is not acceptable.

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS: The textbook A B5 notebook, a pen, pencil and a good dictionary. Electronic dictionaries (with “jump and “history” buttons and an E-E dictionary) are best. Please make a big effort to get one.

ASSESSMENT and GRADING: Your grade will be based on attendance and completion of assignments based on readings in the textbook and three homework reports-two "GR/OS" reports and one Newspaper Article Report.

SEATING: You may sit in any seat, but you will work with a variety of partners so please always be ready to change your desk.

E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Sometime in the first semester, you will make an e-mail address using www.yahoo.com. This will be explained. Please make a big effort to develop your basic computer software skills-especially Word and Internet Explorer.

GRADED READERS/ORIGINAL STORIES: These are short books in the "Self Access Shitsu" next to 3-B104 which you can check out for one week. Graded Readers (GR) are mostly short versions of famous books while Original Stories (OS) are made for young native speaker readers. There will a sticker on the back cover that tells you the reading level of the book. Graded Readers (GR) have 4 levels: White=Basic; Red=Low Intermediate; Yellow= Intermediate; Green=Advanced and Original Stories (OS) are Light Yellow=Low Intermediate and Light Green= Intermediate. Many of the books have been “rated” by students from previous years so you can see if other students liked them.

GRADED READER WORKSHEETS: Make four A4 size photocopies of the GR/OS Worksheet in this handout. You must read two books. You can choose one of the following patterns:

(a) STANDARD: One GR (White or Red) AND one OS (light yellow )
Complete 3 worksheets for the GR and 4 or 5 worksheets for the OS
(b) CHALLENGING: One GR (red or yellow) & one OS (light yellow or light green) or One OS (light yellow) and one OS (light yellow or light green)


1 Graded Reader (or OS) Report 1 May 27 (6)
2 Original Story (Report 2) July 1 (11)
3 Article Summary July 15 (13)


Eigo 1RW-Class 3 Thu2 1st Semester Calendar


April 8 (1) Introduction to the teacher and Eigo 1-Reading. Complete Student Information Sheet. Find out about the teacher. Homework: Read this handout, make copies of the GR/OS sheet. Get a dictionary!

April 15 (2) Unit 1-Chap 1 (Food and Health) exercises (Pages 1-5) Teacher talks about Vocabulary Skills Homework: Look at the GRs and OSs in the Self Access Shitsu and decide which one you want to read. Did you get a dictionary?

April 22 (3): Unit 1 Chap 2 Food That Makes You Feel Good. (6-9 Vocab Word Families Homework: Begin reading GR or OS Book 1.

May 6 (4 ) Unit 3- Chap 1 Studying Overseas ) Meet with the teacher show him your GR or OS. (21-24) Vocab skills-compound words (24) Homework: Work on GR/OS Report

May 13 (5) Unit 3- Chap 2 My Travel Journal 26-29 Vocab skills-words in context 28 Homework: Finish your OS

May 27 ** (6 ) GR/OS DAY Worksheets due today Homework: None

June 3 (7) Unit 4-Chap 1 Money and Budgets (31-35) Vocab skills prefixes Homework: Choose your OS for Book Report 2 and bring to class on June 7.

June 10 (8) Unit 4 -Chap 2 My Money (pp. 36--339) Vocab skills organizing words Homework: COS Book 2.

June 17 (9) Unit 6 -Chap 1 (51+54) Vocab skills Word Web Homework: Continue reading GR/OS

June 24 (10) Unit 6-Chap 2 Lifelong Learning 56-59 Homework: Complete OS report.

July 1 *** (11) OS DAY (11) Teacher distributes articles from newspaper Homework: Work on summarizing your newspaper article.

July 8 (12) Work on newspaper article in class. Homework: Finish your newspaper article report

July 15 *** (13) NEWSPAPER ARTICLE DAY Homework:Write a summer holiday postcard to the teacher.