October 8: Introduction to Extensive Reading

Key concepts:

  • What is extensive reading?
  • Describe some pre-reading strategies
  • How can you partake in active reading?
  • What are ways in which you can reflect on what you have learned from the reading?

Homework: Please read James Joyce’s short story, “Araby” from his book Dubliners, available at Gutenberg.org (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2814/2814-h/2814-h.htm#link2H_4_0013).


1. Who is the narrator?

2. How would you describe Joyce’s style?

3. Are you satisfied with the ending? Why or why not?


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