Jan 25, 2022
ESL 060RV - Reading & Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers of English I 4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods
High beginning-level reading and vocabulary skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes comprehension of narrative and informational texts, vocabulary, written tasks, information literacy, study strategies, college resources, and a community of readers.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with permission of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate literal comprehension of high-beginning written material.
- Demonstrate interpretive comprehension of high-beginning written material.
- Use high beginning-level reading strategies and critical thinking skills to demonstrate comprehension of high beginning-level written materials.
- Use basic strategies to synthesize new vocabulary.
- Demonstrate development of literal and interpretive comprehension through written tasks.
- Demonstrate an awareness of basic information literacy skills.
- Integrate a variety of study strategies into English learning.
- Employ college resources.
- Participate in a community of readers.
- Comprehension of High-Beginning Narrative and Informational Texts
- Reading strategies
- Use strategies before reading/studying
- Use strategies during reading/studying
- Use strategies after reading/studying
- Reading fluency
- Comprehension of texts at different levels
- Comprehension texts at a literal level
- Identify main ideas
- Identify time sequence
- Make comparisons
- Identify speakers, setting
- Recognize examples
- Determine pronoun referents
- Comprehension texts at an interpretive level
- Identify purpose
- Relate to personal experience
- Make connections within text
- Interpret illustrations
- Identify and use key vocabulary
- Parts of speech
- Use of picture dictionary
- Written Tasks
- Short answer
- Information Literacy
- Interactive library orientation
- Value of resources as information
- Study Strategies
- Introduction of syllabus
- Organization of course materials
- Interpretation of teacher feedback
- Use of study strategies
- Test taking skills
- Identify and use parts of a textbook
- College Resources
- Faculty office hours
- Learning/tutoring center
- Advising and counseling center
- Community of Readers
- Reading as a catalyst for exchange of ideas
- Acknowledging diverse points of view
- Discussing diverse cultural values as they relate to readings
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