ESL-089 Reading V

Course Description: This course provides a more advanced focus on pre-reading, reading and post-reading skills and strategies.

  • Prerequisite Courses: ESL 088 or placement determined by COMET.

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:
1. Enrich and deepen self-knowledge by exploring different academic experiences.
2. Articulate and understand their experiences through effective writing, reading, and various modes of artistic expressions.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate different approaches to academic reading through pre-reading activities.
  2. Develop knowledge of reading strategies through reading activities to enhance reading comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate post-reading strategies that maximize comprehension and retention of content.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

1

D

D

2

DM

DM

3

DM

DM

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1. Demonstrate different approaches to academic reading through pre-reading activities.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

    1. Preview or survey academic materials to discover topic, key ideas, and thematic vocabulary

Group discussions with scoring rubric and presentations and vocabulary exercises.

    1. Activate prior knowledge and/or utilize new background knowledge in order to improve comprehension of content.

Class exercises/worksheets and oral and group presentations scored by a rubric.


General SLO 2. Develop knowledge of reading strategies through reading activities to enhance reading comprehension.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1. Find the main idea in academic content based materials & Read critically in order to detect implied ideas and make inferences about the text

Text organization exercises w/worksheets after reading. Comprehension Exercises:

  1. Using Graphic organizers
  2. Vocabulary activities

2.2. Draw conclusions from academic reading passages and use contextual clues and decoding skills to deduce vocabulary meanings

Group discussions and vocabulary exercises and interpretation of vocabulary through drawing/art concept quizzes & tests.

2.3. Demonstrate skimming and scanning skills

Skimming and scanning practice exercises.

2.4. Expand background knowledge in content areas through thematic reading and develop thematic vocabulary

Application exercises, journal writing and vocabulary journals.


General SLO 3. Demonstrate post-reading strategies that maximize comprehension and retention of content.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1. Rephrase, explain, and expand on written information to reflect comprehension

Cloze reading exercises.
Journal writing with selected topics/themes.

    1. Connect new information to information previously learned

Quizzes, unit tests and concept mapping, using graphic organizers.

3.3. Summarize or paraphrase main ideas and important details in source material

Critical thinking exercises.
Essay questions (tests, quizzes and group discussions).

3.4. Synthesize information from what has been read by relating new information to prior knowledge, experience, interests, and opinions

Writing practice exercises with rubric.

D. COURSE CONTENT
Reading Strategies
Writing Strategies
Mechanics of Writing
Critical Thinking Strategies
Test-Taking Strategies

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Lectures
Cooperative Learning through Group discussions/activities
Student Teacher role reversals

F. REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALSHartman, Pamela & Laurie, Blass. Quest Reading and Writing in the Academic World, Book 3. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill College, 1999 (or most recent edition).
One novel from the 6 – 8 grade reading level of the Townsend Press library series. Text to be selected by the division chair in consultation with the ESL/developmental faculty. The complete list of books in the series can be viewed online

Achieve3000 - Achieving Success For College and Career Readiness - A differentiated on-line reading resource material where students pay $30 for the licensing fee.

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
None
H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I. EVALUATION
Students must exhibit proficiency of at least 70% to receive a passing grade of “C”.

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

 

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