Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Reading and Writing Skills II ELT 106 2 6 + 0 6 7
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>None</p>
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Öğr.Gör. AYDIN ÇELENK
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Elif BOZYİĞİT

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

The present course primarily aims to encourage student teachers to think about academic reading and writing processes, raise their awareness of central concepts within the relevant context, provide them with the knowledge of basic components of reading and writing processes, develop their writing skills in different genres, and improve both of the aforementioned skills in the most general sense. With the help of this course, student teachers are accustomed to academic discourse and expression by being exposed to various books, journals, coursebooks and reliable online sources covering distinctive topics from a wide variety of fields. Through group work activities which are carried out within the classroom environment, they also exchange information with their classmates, do research in various fields, and accordingly develop unique ideas on their own. In the long run, they become effective readers and independent writers who can express their extensive knowledge in an academic environment.

Course Content

Exercises on different genres of writing in English
Paragraph writing
Writing a report
Descriptive writing
Writing about cause and effect
Classifying information
Argumentative writing
Essay writing
Gateways to grammar and structure of English language
Conjunctions
Editing exercises
Components of the writing process (author, reader, text etc.)
Critical writing on which a text being read
Exercises on different genres of reading in English
Authentic texts
Short stories
Newspaper articles
Academic papers
Critical reading
Components of the reading process (author, reader, text etc.)

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Being able to identify the components of writing process Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Project Based Learning, Homework, Portfolio,
2 Being able to prepare writing materials at her/his own level appropriate for the profile of the intended reader Drilland Practice, Role Playing, Brain Storming, Project Based Learning, Portfolio, Performance Task,
3 Being able to use appropriate grammatical and syntactic structures in her/his writing Motivations to Show, Group Study, Project Based Learning, Project / Design, Portfolio, Performance Task,
4 Being able to revise and edit a writing material to improve its quality Self Study, Project Based Learning, Portfolio, Performance Task,
5 Adjusting the language and content of her/his writing in accordance with different reader profiles Drilland Practice, Self Study, Portfolio,
6 Increasing language awareness Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Homework, Project / Design, Portfolio,
7 Using the language more efficiently Drilland Practice, Group Study, Self Study, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Portfolio,
8 Being able to distinguish different genres Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Case Study, Self Study, Problem Solving, Homework, Portfolio, Performance Task,
9 Being able to develop different strategies in accordance with various genres during reading and writing processes Discussion, Group Study, Self Study, Problem Solving, Performance Task,
10 Exchanging information through group work activities Discussion, Group Study, Homework, Project / Design, Portfolio, Performance Task,
11 Being able to review the literature and putting the acquired information down on paper in an authentic and academic way Group Study, Self Study, Project Based Learning, Homework, Project / Design, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Developing Reading and Writing Skills: Reading and Writing Processes
2 Gateways to Grammar and Structure: Identifying sentence elements, sentence and verb forms
3 Reading and Editing a Paragraph: Subject-verb agreement, past tense forms, syntax
4 Reading and Editing a Paragraph: Punctuation rules, use of adverbs, prepositions, identifying sentences and the relationship between sentences
5 Developing Writing Skills: Paragraph Reading, Editing and Writing
6 Reading Different Genres and Reading Activities: Narrative and descriptive writing
7 Writing Different Genres and Writing Activitiess: Narrative and descriptive writing
8 Midterm
9 Reading Different Genres and Reading Activities: Writing a report, descriptive writing, cause-effect writing
10 Writing Different Genres and Writing Activities: Writing a report, descriptive writing, cause-effect writing
11 Reading Different Genres and Reading Activities: Comparative writing, argumentative writing, summarizing
12 Writing Different Genres and Writing Activities: Comparative writing, argumentative writing, summarizing
13 Developing Critical Reading and Writing Skills
14 Revision
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Meyers, Alan. Gateways to Academic Writing: Effective Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays. London: Longman, 2005. Print.

Making Connections High Intermediate. Cambridge University Press. 

APA Manual 6th Edition. 

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes.
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching.
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint.
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching.
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students.
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students.
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way.
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society.
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher.
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development.
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language.
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning.
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests.
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Proje / Tasarım 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 6 96
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 8 5 40
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignment 8 5 40
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 180
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 7.2
dersAKTSKredisi 7