Academic Reading Circles (ARC) is a teacher-resource book that explains and exemplifies an intensive reading approach aimed at improving learner engagement with and understanding of concepts in non-fiction texts, like those encountered in undergraduate courses. This approach combines individual investigation with collaborative construction of knowledge. In the book, teachers are guided through an entire ARC cycle, including:
- the initial introduction of ARC to learners;
- the five ARC roles learners undertake when reading a text;
- detailed examples of their use on a sample text;
- classroom management and motivational issues; and
- downloadable activities to further facilitate ARC beyond this book.
Academic Reading Circles is ideal for teacher use in pre-sessional or in-sessional EAP programs at the university level. The book is published with the round and available for mobile devices (PC/Mac/Kindle/iPad) only.
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Chapter 1 : Background
Chapter 2 : Basics
Chapter 3 : Text
Chapter 4 : Leader
Chapter 5 : Contextualiser
Chapter 6 : Visualiser
Chapter 7 : Connector
Chapter 8 : Highlighter
Chapter 9 : Interactions
Chapter 10: Extensions
Chapter 10 : Considerations
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: More