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Reading resources

Reading resources 

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Reading resources

Research has indicated that many students feel challenged by the amount of reading which they are required to do in their study program. Reading efficiently and effectively are skills that need to be systematically developed in courses and programs, so that students can manage their reading load, and positively engage in the tasks.

In this section, you'll find resources that could be used to develop the reading skills of your students.


Use the table of contents to the left to find the category and type of resource which you want for your class. 

You can also browse an online folder of all the general resources on reading, in alphabetical order.

If you wish to find a resource addressing a specific teaching point, you can also use a term or word to search the search the database of all Language and Literacies resources. 

Developing reading capability


1. Reading efficiently Class video presentation (15:46 mins)

Video presentation by Dr Shashi Nallaya looking at how to read efficiently for an assignment. Includes how to read for specific information, and various reading approaches. Works through examples. 

Video iconWatch the video in the Panopto viewer (It will open in a new browser window, and you may need to log in with your UniSA login details). 

Url icon Give this link to a class to watch individually (more information): https://unisa.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=459a77a6-74bc-4dac-960e-aa6f0004bb13  You can also download the presentation (108 MB) as a video file from this link (more information). 

PowerPoint iconDownload the slides (you can adjust them to suit your class) (1 MB)

Word iconDownload the script (you can adjust this to suit your class) (17 KB) 


2. Developing reading at program and course level Strategies for teachers

List of strategies for program and course staff to help foster reading capabilitity in students.

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3. Mapping reading capabilities Matrix for teachers

A matrix for teachers to map reading capabilities from a program prespective. 

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4. Strategies for developing reading capability Strategies for teachers

Outline of teacher strategies for developing students' reading capabilities, including pre-reading strategies, while-reading strategies, and post-reading strategies. Includes a reading log template and  links to other students resources. 

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5. Strategies targeting reading capability Strategies for course and program staff

Teacher guide on mapping curriculum and assessment at program level to reading capabilities. Includes information on mapping program learning outcomes, teaching strategies and approaches, critical reading skills, pre-reading while-reading and post-reading strategies. 

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Folder iconBrowse an online folder of all the reading resources 

Note taking from reading 


1. Reading and taking notes Class video presentation (10:34 mins)

Video presentation intended for a student audience, by Dr Shashi Nallaya. Covers active reading, note taking processes and resources to assist with note taking.

Video iconWatch this video  in the Panopto viewer (It will open in a new browser window, and you may need to log in with your UniSA login details). 

Link icon Give this link to a class to watch individually (more information): https://unisa.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=dca758ea-bda5-4348-a5dc-aa9801870a4a  You can also download the presentation (44 MB) as a video file from this link (more information). 

PP iconDownload the slides (you can adjust the to suit your class) (2.7 MB)

word iconDownload the script (you can adjust it to suit your class) (15 KB) 

Zip iconGive students an interactive online presentation (13.8 MB) (See more information)


Folder iconBrowse an online folder of all the reading resources 

Reading for writing


1. Reading for writing Class video presentation (10:21 mins)

Video presentation intended for a student audience, by Dr Shashi Nallaya. It covers types of academic texts, what to read for assignments, how to read efficiently, critical reading. Slides and audio. 

Video iconWatch this video  in the Panopto viewer (It will open in a new browser window, and you may need to log in with your UniSA login details). 

URL iconGive this link to a class to watch individually or as a group  (more information)  - https://unisa.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=33e573d5-b310-4936-aad4-aa6a003e95c6You can also download the presentation (59 MB) as a video file from this link (more information). 

PP iconDownload the slides (you can adjust them to suit your class) (1.5 MB)

word iconDownload the script (you can adjust it to suit your class) (16 KB) 


2. Using sources from your reading Class video presentation (06:41 mins)

Video presentation for a student audience, by Dr Shashi Nallaya. Covers citing and acknowledging sources, referencing purpose and styles, when to reference, quoting and paraphrasing.

Video iconWatch this video  in the Panopto viewer (It will open in a new browser window, and you may need to log in with your UniSA login details). 

URL iconLink to show this presentation to a class (more information)  - https://unisa.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=29134bd1-87c5-4f0f-b70d-aa6f00242bce. You can also download the presentation (37 MB) as a video file from this link (more information). 

PP iconDownload the slides (you can adjust them to suit your class) (262 KB)


Folder iconBrowse an online folder of all the reading resources 

Reading checklists and logs


1. Checklist for Reading Teacher's resource

A checklist for teachers who are looking to assign a reading task to students.

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2. Reading log Student resource

Template for students to follow as they are reading, to ensure that they optimise the effectiveness of their reading. Includes pre-reading, while-reading and post-reading elements.

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pdf iconDownload the pdf file  (37 KB)


Folder iconBrowse an online folder of all the reading resources