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Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

July 28, 2014

 

 

Effective Term:   201010 - Summer 2010

Course ID:

READ   80

Title:

Developing Reading Comprehension

 

Division:

Library and Learning Resources Division

Department:

Learning Assistance Department

Discipline:

Reading

Short Title:

Reading Comprehension

 

Course Status:

Approved

Maximum Class Size:

  24

 

 

Method of Instruction:

 

 Lecture

 Work Experience, Occupational

 Laboratory

 Work Experience, General

 Lecture and Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Independent Studies

 Apprentice

 Distance Learning (Distance Education Delayed) for online courses

 Distance (Hybrid Online) for online supported courses

 

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** CREDIT UNITS **

 

  Lecture Hours:

  54.00

  3.00   3.00

 

  Lab Hours:

  

 

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  Total Hours:

  54

 

 

Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

152000 - Reading

 

SAM Priority Code: 

A.

Apprenticeship

Courses offered to apprentices only.

B.

Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.

C.

Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.

D.

Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.

E.

Non-Occupational

 

Discipline Placement:


State Transfer Code:

C0 Not Transferable, No Degree

Grading Method:

Pass/No Pass

Frequency Offered:

 Fall

 Winter

 Spring

 Summer

 On Demand

Earn Credit:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

 

Transfer Status

Baccalaureate Status is granted by the Educational Design General Education and Baccalaureate Level Subcommittee.

 CSU Transferable         CSU Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                  

 UC Transferable             UC Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                 

 

Course Requisites

Prerequisite:

READ 70 or satisfactory score on reading placement test

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Course Special Designators


Course Description:

Further development of reading comprehension, vocabulary strategies, and self-awareness of reading capabilities using narrative and expository text.

Course Outline:

Vocabulary strategies:
-Four Square Graphic
-KIM chart
-KWL chart
-Word concept map

Reading comprehension strategies for narrative and expository texts:
-KWL chart
-Levels of comprehension
-Questioning
-Mapping: story, expository structure, Venn diagram, textmapping
-Schema building

Using expository text to build background knowledge
Expository structure
Responding to text
Procedures for self-evaluation of strategic use of reading strategies for narrative and expository text
Final Assessment

Lab Outline:


Course Measurable Objectives:

1. Apply different vocabulary strategies to words with regard to both narrative and expository texts.
2. Compare and contrast structural elements of narrative and expository texts.
3. Apply reading comprehension strategies for narrative and expository texts.
4. Formulate questions and answers for narrative and expository texts using the four levels of comprehension.
5. Self-evaluate reading strengths and weaknesses.

Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Minimum ˝ page reflections of assigned readings
Responses to a minimum of five questions at various levels of comprehension for a given text

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:


Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

Source selection and appropriateness to topic
Compilation and organization of information: map, outline, or PowerPoint

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

Five minute oral presentations based on reading

Category 4. Objective Examinations:


Sample Assignments:

1. Textmap the assigned chapter. Compare your textmap with other students’ maps to identify the similarities and differences. Write a ˝ page reflection to convey your findings.
2. Read “Benny’s Heart.” Write and answer four questions, one at each level of comprehension, to exhibit your understanding of the article.
3. Create a KWL chart about the history of amusement parks. Include at least eight questions in the “W” section. Select and read at least three related texts to complete the “L” section. Include at least ten points of information in the “L” section.

 

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