This course deals with the principles, design and procedures in the teaching of reading and
writing in ESL/EFL situations as well as in a multimodal world. The integration of theory and
classroom practice will be achieved via journal writing, sample lesson plans and micro-
teaching sessions. Key reading theories and writing approaches will be explored and discussed
vis-à-vis the course participants’ teaching and learning contexts. There will be a special focus
on helping participants to make the transition from the traditional print-based literacy to
multimodal-based literacy (reading and viewing, writing and representing) involving more
than one mode of conveying meaning – spoken, written, visual, gestural and spatial.

Course Contents:

  • Ways to assess students’ reading and writing skills
  • Techniques for teaching the vocabulary skills required for effective reading and writing in the content areas
  • Strategies for improving students’ comprehension of content area reading
  • Strategies for improving students’ content area writing skills

Recommended Reading:

  1. Calkins, M. L. (2008). The Art of Teaching Reading. Pearson.
  2. Downs. D. & Wardle. E. (2011). Writing About Writing: A College Reader. Bedford St. Martins.
  3. Eastwood, J. (2004). English Practice Grammar (New edition with tests and answers). Karachi: Oxford University Press.
  4. Fisher, A. (2001). Critical Thinking. C UP
  5. Goatly, A. (2000). Critical Reading and Writing: An Introductory Course. London: Taylor & Francis
  6. Miller. B & et al. (2013). Teaching Reading and Writing: Improving Instruction and Student Achievement 1st Edition. Brookes Publishing.
  7. Murphy, R. (2003). Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.