Required Extensive Reading / Reading Lab Assignments for All esl reading Students



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Required Extensive Reading / Reading Lab Assignments for All ESL Reading Students



  1. To meet the extensive reading requirement of your ESL reading course, you must complete five extensive reading books, to be selected from the library’s ESL extensive reading collection.




  1. The deadlines for finishing each book are as follows:

    1. Book 1: Must be finished by the end of Week 5

    2. Book 2: Must be finished by the end of Week 7

    3. Book 3: Must be finished by the end of Week 9

    4. Book 4: Must be completed by the end of Week 11

    5. Book 5: must be completed by the end of Week 13




  1. Complete the attached discussion log form BEFORE seeing the tutors.

    1. Fill out the “meeting one” form for your first meeting with the tutor.

    2. You may use and attach additional sheets of paper to the discussion log form if needed.

    3. On the second discussion log, write only additional information that resulted from your first meeting with the tutor. You do NOT need to rewrite all of the information from the first discussion log.




  1. For each book, you must meet with an ESL tutor at two different times to talk about the book’s content. At each meeting, you and the tutor will fill in the appropriate part of an “Extensive Reading Discussion Log Form.”



  1. Submit completed discussion log forms to your instructor by the deadline given by your instructor.


Extensive Reading Discussion Log Form:

To be completed by the student and signed and dated by an ESL tutor for each extensive reading book. For each book, students must log two separate discussions. This form is organized to show that the student has met to talk about the book at two separate meetings.


Student’s Name: ____________________________________________

Extensive Reading Number: Circle One: 1 2 3 4 5

Title of Book: ______________________________________________________

Author of Book: ____________________________________________________

Level of Book: _____________________________________________________
Tutor Meeting One:

Date: __________________________________
Time started: ______________ Time completed: ____________
Student’s signature: _________________ Tutor’s signature: _____________


  1. List the MAIN characters (people) in the book and make a note of who they are and their relationship to each other.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Discuss the plot of the book (what happens in the story). Briefly summarize the story.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________



  1. Discuss the climax (the most exciting part of the story).

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. What is the author’s messages about life?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Write a response to the book (how you feel about the book)? Do you agree or disagree with the actions (or thoughts) of the characters? Why or why not?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. What you think might happen next in the story?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Would you recommend the book to other readers? Why or why not?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Vocabulary words: List some new vocabulary words and phrases that you have seen in the book and discuss the definitions in context with the tutor.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Extensive Reading Discussion Log Form:

To be completed by the student and signed and dated by an ESL tutor for each extensive reading book. For each book, students must log two separate discussions. This form is organized to show that the student has met to talk about the book at two separate meetings.


Student’s Name: ____________________________________________

Extensive Reading Number: Circle One: 1 2 3 4 5

Title of Book: ______________________________________________________

Author of Book: ____________________________________________________

Level of Book: _____________________________________________________
Tutor Meeting Two:

Date: __________________________________
Time started: ______________ Time completed: ____________
Student’s signature: _________________ Tutor’s signature: _____________

  1. List the MAIN characters (people) in the book and make a note of who they are and their relationship to each other.


____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Discuss the plot of the book (what happens in the story). Briefly summarize the story.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________




  1. Discuss the climax (the most exciting part of the story).

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. What is the author’s messages about life?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Write a response to the book (how you feel about the book)? Do you agree or disagree with the actions (or thoughts) of the characters? Why or why not?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



  1. What you think might happen next in the story?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Would you recommend the book to other readers? Why or why not?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Vocabulary words: List some new vocabulary words and phrases that you have seen in the book and discuss the definitions in context with the tutor.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




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