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ESL034 (Intermediate Reading & Writing)

A library website that helps ESL034 students with their Extensive Reading assignment. Instructors Jennifer Rueda and Patryk Mrozek.

Jennifer's & Patryk's expectations for "good" things to read

For your Extensive Reading assignment, you should read for pleasure. Below are some hints to help you choose what to read.

  • Find a book that isn't too easy or too difficult! ​
    • Hint: Use the 5 Finger Rule to help you find the right reading material.
  • Online books, magazines, and newspapers listed on this library website are good.
  • Online websites recommended by Jennifer are good.
  • Children's and Young Adult online books from your local public library are good.
    • Hint: Reading aloud to your children is good for this assignment!
  • Do NOT read your textbook for this assignment.

5 finger rule

Read the first page. Count the words you do not know.

  • If there are more than 5 words you do not know, this book may be too difficult.
  • If you know all the words, the book may be too easy.

Find a book you like!

  1. Choose something you are interested in! Do you like mystery? Romance? Fantasy? Books that are movies? Non-fiction?
  2. Read the back of the book and the inside cover.
  3. Ask your friends! Did they read a good book? Why did they like it?
  4. Ask a librarian to help you find a book you like.

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