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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
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ESOL 0042 - Reading IV

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on reading a variety of written materials, including identifying main ideas and details in non-fiction, reading comprehension, writing summaries, and using library resources. In addition, strategies are covered for increasing vocabulary and understanding reading texts.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Placement into ESOL 0042 OR completion of ESOL 0032  with a grade of “C” or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ESOL 0031  with a grade of “C” or higher.

Major Content
  1. Reading Strategies
    1. Pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies
    2. Patterns of organization
    3. Main ideas and details
    4. Summarizing and paraphrasing
    5. Outlining
    6. Elements of fiction
    7. Graphic materials in texts
    8. Library and computer resources
  2. Vocabulary Skills
    1. Using a dictionary and words with multiple meanings
    2. Using context clues to understand new words
    3. Identifying affixes and roots
    4. Parts of speech and word forms
  3. Types of texts
    1. Academic reading
    2. Fiction and non-fiction
    3. Narratives
    4. Internet articles
  4. Academic Skills in U.S. Culture
    1. Note-taking from a reading
    2. Marking a reading
    3. Test-taking
    4. College and library resources

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. use acquired strategies appropriately for types of texts.
  3. explain patterns of organization in a text.
  4. identify main and supporting ideas in a variety of text types.
  5. summarize or paraphrase academic texts and non-fiction.
  6. use context clues to identify part of speech and infer meaning.
  7. use newly acquired academic vocabulary.
  8. produce an outline of a non-fiction passage.
  9. explain the elements of fiction in a narrative text.
  10. demonstrate understanding of charts and other graphic materials.
  11. use library and computer resources effectively for academic work.

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

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