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UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PAHANG

CENTRE OF MODERN LANGUAGES & HUMAN SCIENCES


Course Code and
1 UHL 4032 (Effective Reading)
Name
Semester and Year
2 Semester 2 Year 2
Taught
Program
3 Degree
Level/Category
4 Unit 2 Credits

5 Prerequisite UHL 3002

Lecture: 1 unit (1 hours X 14 weeks)


6 Teaching Methods Tutorial: 3 unit (3 hours X 14 weeks)
Laboratory: 0 unit (0 hours X 14 weeks)

The course is aimed at providing students with levels of reading


effectiveness of various kinds of reading materials. The application of five
levels of reading elements will be required of students in pair and group
tasks. Emphasis however, will be on fluency, vocabulary and
comprehension in a variety of reading activities. Students will be
introduced to five different types of reading such as silent reading and
shared reading. Most part of the course will engage students in reading
activities by using three different techniques and strategies, which are
7 Course Synopsis
repeated, extensive and intensive reading. This will require students to
advance from reading graded materials to authentic engineering texts. At
this stage, students are expected to display certain level of
comprehension effectiveness and fluency. Students will also use language
software and courseware in class activities as part of the learning process
and assessments. This course, through its contents and activities, is
intended to develop critical thinking and creativity in students through
teamwork and exploitation of learning capabilities.
By the end of semester, students should be able to:

CO1: Apply the five reading elements in reading different types of texts.
CO2: Use the different types of reading to read various reading
materials.
8 Course Objectives CO3: Demonstrate comprehension of information from a variety of
reading resources through the use of the three reading techniques and
strategies.
CO4: Use language software and courseware in reading activities
CO5: Demonstrate reading effectiveness in a form of listening, speaking
and writing activities
Assessment 1: Quiz (Unit 1 & 2) 10%

Assessment 2: Repeated Reading 20%


Assessment Methods
9 Assessment 3: Extensive Reading 30%

Assessment 4: Intensive Reading 40%

Total 100%

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10 References
Barkman & R. Jordan (Eds.), Reading in a Second Language. Rowley,
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Engineering programs (PO) must demonstrate that their students attain:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering


b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic,
environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) an ability to communicate effectively
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and
societal context
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Course Objectives a b c d e f g h i j k

CO1 Apply the five reading elements in reading different types of texts. 2 3 3

CO2 Use the different types of reading to read various reading materials 1 2 3

Demonstrate comprehension of information from a variety of reading


CO3 2 3 3
resources through the use of the three reading techniques and strategies
CO4 Use language software and courseware in reading activities 2 3 2

Demonstrate reading effectiveness in a form of listening, speaking and


CO5 3 3 3
writing activities

Course Objectives Analysis


Program Outcomes
Outcome Indicators
3a 3b 3c 3d 3e 3f 3g 3h 3i 3j 3k
UHL 4032 (Effective
Reading)
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0

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C C C C C
Bloom
Week Lesson Objectives O O O O O Delivery Assessment
Taxonomy
1 2 3 4 5
1 1.0 Introduction to Reading: Elements of Reading
Assignment,
Lecture/
• Identify and manipulate phonemes from reading texts 2 3 3 2 Knowledge
tutorial
Presentation
Test

Assignment,
• Determine relationship between written and spoken Lecture/
2 3 3 2 Application Presentation
language through phonic instructions tutorial
Test

Assignment,
• Demonstrate fluency through accuracy and speed in Lecture/
2 3 3 2 Application Presentation,
comprehension of texts read tutorial
Test

Assignment,
• Demonstrate deeper knowledge of words in both oral and Lecture/
2 3 3 3 Application Presentation,
written tutorial
Test

Assignment,
• Demonstrate comprehension through cooperative learning Lecture/
2 3 3 3 Application Presentation,
and the use of combination of strategies tutorial
Test

2 2.0 Types of Reading

Lecture/ Assignment,
• Use oral reading to read various reading texts 3 3 3 Application
tutorial Test

Lecture/ Assignment,
• Use silent reading to read various reading texts 3 3 3 Application
tutorial Test

Lecture/ Assignment,
• Apply shared reading approach to understand reading texts 3 2 3 Application
tutorial Test

Lecture/ Assignment,
• Apply guided reading approach to understand reading texts 3 2 3 Application
tutorial Test

• Apply independent reading approach to understand reading Lecture/ Assignment,


3 3 3 Application
texts tutorial Test

3.0 Reading Techniques & Strategies 1: Repeated


3-5
Reading
Assignment,
Lecture/
• Comprehend graded reading materials 2 2 3 3 3 Understanding
tutorial
Presentation,
Test
Assignment,
Lecture/
• Apply listening skills in reading activities 2 2 3 3 3 Application
tutorial
Presentation,
Test

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C C C C C
Bloom
Week Lesson Objectives O O O O O Delivery Assessment
Taxonomy
1 2 3 4 5
• Integrate different skills from repeated reading Assignment,
Lecture/
techniques to comprehend information from subjects which 2 2 3 3 3 Synthesis
tutorial
Presentation,
they may not be familiar with Test
• Integrate different skills from repeated reading Assignment,
Lecture/
techniques to comprehend specified texts with technical and 2 2 3 3 3 Synthesis
tutorial
Presentation,
scientific jargons Test
• Integrate different skills from repeated reading Assignment,
Lecture/
techniques to show comprehension in written and spoken 2 2 3 3 3 Synthesis
tutorial
Presentation,
forms Test
Assignment,
• Integrate different skills from repeated reading techniques Lecture/
2 2 3 3 3 Synthesis Presentation,
to advance from graded materials to authentic texts tutorial
Test
4.0 Reading Techniques & Strategies 2: Extensive
6-9
Reading
Lecture/ Assignment,
• Comprehend graded reading materials 2 2 3 3 3 Understanding
tutorial Test

• Integrate different skills from extensive reading techniques Lecture/ Assignment,


2 2 3 3 3 Synthesis
to deal with contradictory or complex information or views tutorial Test

• Integrate different skills from extensive reading 2 2 3 3 3 Synthesis


Lecture/ Assignment,
techniques to show comprehension in written form tutorial Test

• Integrate different skills from extensive reading


Lecture/ Assignment,
techniques to advance from graded materials to authentic 2 2 3 3 3 Synthesis
tutorial Test
texts
5.0 Reading Techniques & Strategies 3: Intensive
10-14
Reading
Lecture/ Assignment,
• Extract salient information from a variety of reading texts 2 2 3 3 2 Understanding
tutorial Test

• Explain key vocabulary from clues extracted from Lecture/ Assignment,


2 2 3 3 2 Understanding
surrounding texts tutorial Test

• Distinguish main ideas from supporting details in reading Lecture/ Assignment,


2 2 3 2 3 Understanding
texts tutorial Test
• Identify reference words or phrases in a variety of Lecture/ Assignment,
2 2 3 2 3 Understanding
reading texts tutorial Test
• Integrate different skills from intensive reading
Lecture/ Assignment,
techniques to advance from graded materials to authentic 2 2 3 3 3 Synthesis
tutorial Test
texts
Assignment,
• Integrate different skills from intensive reading Lecture/
2 2 3 3 3 Synthesis
techniques to show comprehension in reading evaluation tutorial
Test
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Prepared by: Checked by: Approved by:

Name: Asiah Kassim & Ahmad Nasaruddin


Sulaiman Name: Wan Jumani Fauzi Name: Prof Dr. Abd Jalil Borham
Position: Lecturer Position: Head of Modern Languages Position: Dean
Date: 20 Dec 2009 Date: 21 Dec 2009 Date: 21 Dec 2009

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