ESL 021 Reading II
This reading course complements ESL 023 Writing II with emphasis on recognizing and detecting the writing devices and grammar that make text understandable for readers. The students learn such strategies and skills for recognizing main ideas and supporting details; getting meaning from context; skimming for main ideas; summarizing; drawing conclusions; and building vocabulary. Pronunciation, intonation, and decoding are focused on in the context of reading. Students begin putting ideas together from readings, and sharing them with the class. The students do extensive reading to build reading fluency. An introduction to undergraduate textbooks is made to begin helping with adaptation to undergraduate studies and the advanced reading course (ESL 031).