Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESOL 0032 - Reading III

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course continues to introduce the skills and strategies necessary for understanding a variety of written materials. You will begin to identify main and supporting details in non-fiction, increase your reading rate and comprehension, and analyze features of fiction. You will also learn about resources in the college library. In addition, you will build vocabulary using a variety of strategies.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate scores on the language proficiency test with background information, oral interview, and writing sample or ESOL 0022  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ESOL 0021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Reading Strategies and Skills Pre-reading Skimming to develop context or recognize main ideas Scanning for specific information Choosing reading styles/strategies appropriate for various text types Increasing reading speed Analyzing sentences to aid comprehension of texts Using context clues to facilitate comprehension Recognizing and understanding cohesive devices Identifying main ideas and supporting ideas Recognizing words and sentences with equivalent meaning Summarizing and paraphrasing passages after reading Identifying academic thought
  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 Identifying affixes and roots Developing individual learning strategies Identifying parts of speech and using appropriate word forms in sentences
  3. Culture Using information from texts to gain knowledge of American culture in relationship to other cultures Recognizing differences between author’s and student’s cultural assumptions
  4. Text Types Textbooks and manuals Print media and the Internet Fiction and nonfiction of varying lengths
  5. Academic Skills in U.S. Culture Note-taking Highlighting & underlining Taking margin notes Test-taking Recognizing and applying strategies for multiple choice and short answer tests Developing short and long answers
  6. Resource Materials Becoming familiar with library materials and procedures Finding and evaluating online information Comparing information in different types of resources (e.g., magazines, encyclopedias, Internet, etc.)

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

  1. use context clues to identify part of speech and infer meaning
  2. summarize and paraphrase
  3. identify main and supporting ideas in a variety of text types
  4. recognize simple patterns of organization
  5. assess effectiveness of strategies and adjust as necessary
  6. use pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies to enhance comprehension
  7. develop individualized strategies for learning vocabulary words
  8. expand vocabulary demonstrate an increased reading rate produce an outline of a non-fiction passage interpret fiction articulate connections between readings and personal experience increase background knowledge through reading and discussion interpret charts, graphs, maps, tables, and other graphic material utilize library and computer resources
  9. produce an outline of a non-fiction passage
  10. interpret fiction
  11. produce an outline of a non-fiction passage
  12. demonstrate an increased reading rate produce an outline of a non-fiction passage interpret fiction articulate connections between readings and personal experience increase background knowledge through reading and discussion interpret charts, graphs, maps, tables, and other graphic materialu tilize library and computer resources

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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