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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESOL 0022 - Reading II

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on increasing your ability to comprehend a variety of written material. You will learn to skim for main ideas and scan for specific information. You will also develop your ability to understand vocabulary through context clues and a dictionary.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate scores on the language proficiency test with background information, oral interview, and writing sample. Students should take advantage of community based ABE/ESL programs and have some previous English reading, writing and speaking experience, along with some previous formal educational experiences to build basic academic skills.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Reading Strategies and Skills Using pre-reading to enhance comprehension Using contextual clues Skimming to develop a context or to find main ideas Scanning for key words Separating main ideas from supports Finding logical relationships between ideas Increasing reading speed through word recognition Summarizing passages after reading
  2. Vocabulary Skills Using a dictionary to: Find the pronunciation of words (especially stress) and part of speech Select appropriate definition for a word in a context Understand meanings of abbreviations used (v.t., adj., esp.) Identify related word forms Using context clues to guess/infer word meaning Using basic affixes Developing individual learning strategies Deciphering common acronyms and abbreviations
  3. Text Types Descriptions Directions/processes Fiction/non-fiction Websites
  4. Academic Skills in U.S. Culture Highlighting & underlining Test-taking Recognizing and applying strategies for multiple choice and short answer tests
  5. Resource Materials Becoming familiar with library materials and procedures Finding online information

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. use pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies to enhance comprehension
  2. identify main and supporting ideas in a variety of text types
  3. use context to choose the correct definition of a word with and without a dictionary
  4. identify the part of speech and application of a word using context
  5. develop individualized strategies for learning vocabulary words
  6. summarize a passage
  7. use context clues to infer meaning

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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