MWF 1:30-2:20 PM
INSTRUCTOR Teresa Fugate
OFFICE Everett / Academic Success Center, room 202
OFFICE HOURS M 9:00-9:30 AM; 10:30-11:00 AM; 3:30-4:30 PM T 9:30-11:00 AM; 2:00-4:30 PM W 9:00-9:30 AM; 10:30-11:00 AM; 2:30-4:30 PM R 2:00-2:00 PM F 9:00-9:30 AM; 10:30-11:00 AM PHONE 270-384-8139 (office)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course emphasizes reading, critical thinking, vocabulary building, and learning strategies that help students read college textbooks effectively. Placement into this course may be based upon ACT of 15-17, SAT reading score of 382-415, or Accuplacer scores of 75-99. In addition, students who were placed into earlier courses in the Reading sequence (READ 0913, READ 1013) must successfully complete this course to fulfill sequence requirements. Any student may elect to take this course to develop and enrich reading skills that are essential to successful college work. Grading: A-C or Non-Credit. Students are not allowed to withdraw from this course as it is a skill-building course.
REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills 5th edition by John Langan The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore 2 packages index Cards (3 X 5) 6 Grade Master Sheets (buy at Lindsey bookstore) 3 ring binder
STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE AND UTILIZE THE REQUIRED CLASS MATERIALS! STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PURCHASE AND UTILIZE THE REQUIRED MATERIALS SHOULD EXPECT A FAILING GRADE.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Acquire new vocabulary through the use of context clues, pronunciation, and structural analysis (word parts).
2. Demonstrate improved reading fluency by segmenting/pronouncing unfamiliar words as read aloud.
3. Exhibit an understanding of implied main ideas and central points.
4. Demonstrate critical reading skills by distinguishing fact from opinion; identifying tone, purpose, bias, and inferences; synthesizing by comparing/contrasting material from different sources on a common topic.
5. Skim/scan through practice with various materials.
6. Comprehend and utilize figurative language.
7. Acquire an interest in recreational reading, an important vehicle for lifelong learning.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1 As a result of successful completion of College Reading 1023, students will be able to apply appropriate strategies to analyze a reading passage by identifying factual and opinionated information.
2 As a result of successful completion of College Reading 1023, students will be able to analyze a reading passage from literature to discern meaning from the author’s use of figurative language.
Attendance 200 points Assignments 100 points The Other Wes Moore: Vocabulary Cards 100 points Vocabulary Quizzes 100 points Book Quizzes 100 points Reading Response Journals 100 points Textbook Quizzes 100 points Word Webs: Cards 100 points Sheets 100 points Quizzes 100 points Exams (Mid-Term & Final) 100 points each =200 points
TOTAL: 1300 points
The Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test (SDRT) will be used as a pre and post test for this class. The SDRT post test will allow students to demonstrate growth in their reading skills and will count as one-third of the final exam.
ATTENDANCE (200 points)
Attendance is extremely important for success in this class. Students should plan to be present every time the class meets. If a student does miss class, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor (by phone or email) the day the absence occurs!
Excessive absences (excused or unexcused) will result in the student receiving non-credit for the semester.
All absences are unexcused unless they are school related or are