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Fall 2018

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REA091 - Building Successful Reading Habits
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Improves basic reading and vocabulary skills. Expands reading comprehension from literal to inferential understanding of text. Advances effective dictionary use and spelling accuracy and promotes personal lifelong reading habits. This class carries institutional credit but cannot be applied toward any degree or certificate program. Prerequisite: Placement test score or permission of instructor.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this class, with a grade of C or higher, students will be able to demonstrate or accomplish the following as demonstrated in pre-tests, post-tests, class tests and quizzes, journals and homework assignments:

1.*Identify main ideas and supporting details in a paragraph;

2.Describe the organizational structure of a paragraph;

3.Graphically organize main ideas and supporting details of a paragraph;

4.Make appropriate inferences from essays, articles, and opinion pieces;

5.*Paraphrase and summarize essays, articles, and opinion pieces from graphic organizers (outlines, maps, charts);

6.Decode unknown words employing established rules of phonics and syllabication;

7.*Determine meaning of unknown words using context clues;

8.Using traditional or on-line dictionaries, check for correct decoding and meanings of unknown words.

*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculties teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

Content Outline:
1.Developing Vocabulary Strategies

2.Decoding: Rules of phonics and syllabication

3.Using a traditional and on-line dictionary

4.Recognizing Main Ideas in Paragraphs

5.Recognizing Supporting Details in Paragraphs

6.Transition Words in Sentences and Paragraphs

7.Paragraph Organization Patterns

8.Graphic Organizers

9.Making Inferences

10.Summarizing text

11.Reading as a Lifelong Habit

Effective Term: Fall 2005