Welcome to the CCSF Reading Lab! The Reading Lab
assists students who want to improve their reading skills using
computer software, self-paced materials, and cassette tape recordings.
Tutors assist students with their reading and study techniques when
they encounter difficulties in their academic classes. You can come to
the Reading Lab for up to two hours every day. The Lab primarily serves
students in English K, L, 9, 90, and 92, but with the permission of the
instructor, students in other English classes may use the lab to
improve their reading skills. The faculty-led reading groups
provide another way for students to enjoy reading and discussing a
great range of wild literature--while earning lab credit.
RULES? WHAT RULES? Click Here to read important information about
the Reading Lab's rules and policies.
WHEN CAN I USE THE LAB?
Open Lab Schedule and the reading tutoring schedule,
as well as descriptions of the current reading groups
WHAT CAN I USE IN THE READING LAB?
There are many skills that you can improve when using the reading lab,
such as Vocabulary, Spelling, Study skills, Reading comprehension,
Reading speed and Phonics
There are a number of excellent lab resources. Some
utilize books, tapes, and answer keys. With those exercises, you will
work on your own, reading selected pieces and then answering questions.
Other exercises are computer programs that are only available in the
Reading Lab. Your instructor will give you a green sheet that is filled
out with the appropriate place to focus. If you work through the
exercises that you have been assigned quickly and with ease, talk to
your instructor or ask Reading Lab staff for suggestions.
NEW! Just added to the lab this year are a series
of updated articles, some written by CCSF faculty, that are designed to
be of special interest to college students taking the reading courses.
If you don't see the "Swoboda-King Papers" checked off on your green
sheet, ask your reading instructor if this is something that you may
work on in the labs.
READING PLUS--Learn More. On campus and need to log in? Here is help.
We also have Inspiration, Write OutLoud, and Lexia--and various Web activities!
English K students work on vocabulary, Use of the
dictionary, pronunciation of difficult words, reading efficiency, and
English L students work on basic reading skills,
comprehension, vocabulary, thinking skills, and use of the dictionary.
English 9 students work on intermediate reading
skills that prepare students for the reading that is required in most
college textbooks, comprehension, vocabulary, study skills, analysis
and evaluation of reading material.
English 90 students work on: Increasing
comprehension and vocabulary, writing short expository and
argumentative essays, and critical thinking about writing and reading.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Ask Zoya Zeylikovich, our
alliterative technical operations commander, and see the homepage link
to Lab Lord Emeritus Richard Gale's videos. Or, ask any of the faculty
tutors who are on duty. Talk
to your instructor often, and when you meet with your instructor during
office hours or for a meeting, write down any reading lab-related
questions that you might have. Even better--see if your instructor
leads a reading group or tutors in the reading lab, and try to arrange
to come to the labs during those times.