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Reading skills (lecturers)


Teaching resources to help you to develop your students' skills. You can adapt these materials to suit your own needs; see the link below for more details about acknowledging Skills@Library.

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Workshops: lesson plans, slides and handouts

The Note taking and note making workshop introduces students to different methods of note taking, and how to be an efficient note taker.

Our Reading faster, reading more workshop looks at practical techniques students can adopt to increase their reading speed.

As well as the slides from these sessions we have also included a lesson plan and various other handouts.

Individual face-to-face activities

Types of reading

This activity is designed to develop students' awareness of the different types of reading strategies, their purpose and examples. We have also provided teaching notes to give you an idea of what to expect your students to take from completing this.

Online activities for independent or blended learning

Reading skills tutorial

This tutorial is designed to help students identify strengths and weaknesses through a range of interactive activities. On completion of the tutorial students are directed to further resources within the Reading skills student page.

Reading with understanding e-workshop

This resource is based on our Reading with Understanding workshop, featuring video clips from the workshop and various interactive activities.

Further online activities are available from the Reading skills student page.

Supporting resources: books, journals and websites

The LearnHigher video resources on notemaking and referencing include information that relates to writing skills.

They include workshops, ice-breakers, classroom activities, FAQs and tips on running these worshops that you may like to build into your teaching.