Dec 09, 2022
REA 091 - Reading Improvement II 4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Development of reading strategies. Includes vocabulary comprehension, study strategies, metacognition, information literacy, and community of readers.
Prerequisite(s): With a C or better: ESL 088RV or REA 081 or ACL 080 or required score on the Reading assessment test.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Apply a strategic approach to the development of academic and personal vocabulary.
- Demonstrate analytical and evaluative comprehension through text analysis.
- Develop a variety of study strategies and apply them to content area texts.
- Develop, analyze, and apply metacognitive (reading/thinking) process and attitudes toward reading.
- Locate, access and use needed information.
- Participate in a community of readers.
- Strategies for unfamiliar words
- Strategies for learning new words, new definitions, and new concepts
- Strategies for developing a working vocabulary
- Comprehension of text at a literal level
- Comprehension of text at an interpretive level
- Noting similarities and differences among ideas
- Making inferences and drawing conclusions
- Explaining figurative language
- Comprehension of text at a critical level
- Analyzing author’s argument
- Evaluating credibility, accuracy, and reliability of sources of information
- Making personal connections and expressing personal opinions in relation to the text
- Study Strategies
- College support services to enhance academic performance
- Reading/studying strategies
- Utilizing strategies before reading/studying
- Utilizing strategies during reading/studying
- Utilizing strategies after reading/studying
- Narrative, informational, and college textbooks
- Knowledge of self as learner
- Knowledge of tasks for college level narrative textbooks, informational textbooks, and college textbooks
- Knowledge of strategies for college level narrative textbooks, informational textbooks, and college textbooks
- Information Literacy
- Library research procedures
- Data base usage
- Evaluative criteria
- Community of Readers
- Reading as a catalyst for exchange of ideas
- Acknowledge diverse points of view
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