Description: This is a basic reading course designed to improve reading efficiency through word analysis skills, vocabulary, comprehension and rate. Sentence/paragraph writing is required to complement extensive and varied reading activities.
Core Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
1. Read and comprehend a variety of college preparatory informational text.
2. Identify and use the steps involved in active reading; apply self-monitoring and self-correcting strategies while reading.
3. Determine the appropriate meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases in their context through use of phonetic clues, context clues, structural analysis, and glossary/dictionaries.
4. Make connections between new reading materials and existing knowledge.
5. Identify stated and implied main ideas in a variety of informational text.
6. Distinguish major and minor details in a variety of informational text.
7. Use main ideas and details to practice re-organization of a variety of informational text into summaries, maps, and outlines.
8. Recognize patterns of organization commonly used in a variety of informational text.
9. Apply test-taking strategies.
10. Use a variety of textual clues such as sentence connectors, transitions, and pronoun references to comprehend the meaning and structure of a text.
11. Demonstrate awareness of purpose, style, and register in a variety of text types.
12. Use paraphrasing and annotating in response to readings.
13. Locate and use library reference materials.