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Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

September 2, 2014

 

 

Effective Term:   201010 - Summer 2010

Course ID:

READ   70

Title:

Improving Reading Comprehension

 

Division:

Library and Learning Resources Division

Department:

Learning Assistance Department

Discipline:

Reading

Short Title:

Improving Reading Comp

 

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

 

** MAXIMUM CONTACT HOURS **

** CREDIT UNITS **

 

  Lecture Hours:

  54.00

  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:

Satisfactory score on appropriate placement test

Co requisite:


Advisory:


 

Course Special Designators


Course Description:

Introduction to reading, comprehension, and vocabulary strategies using narrative text. Introduction to self-awareness of reading capabilities.

Course Outline:

Vocabulary:
-Vocabulary Strategies: Four Square Graphic
-Text driven word lists
-Self-generated word lists

Reading strategies for narrative text:
-KWL chart
-Levels of Comprehension
-Questioning
-Mapping
-Schema building

Topics to build background knowledge
Narrative structure
Responding to text
Procedures for self-evaluation of strategic use of reading strategies for narrative text
Final Assessment

Lab Outline:


Course Measurable Objectives:

1. Identify and define new terms using vocabulary strategies.
2. Apply reading comprehension strategies to narrative texts.
3. Analyze various narrative reading selections.
4. Identify structures of narrative texts.
5. Monitor and evaluate own schema for narrative texts.
6. Identify the level of comprehension for questions that pertain to narrative texts.

Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Minimum ˝ page reflections of assigned readings
Identification of various levels of comprehension for five questions from 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. Using the vocabulary packet, complete the definition exercises. Write and correct sentences using the vocabulary words.
2. After reading the short story “Two Kinds,” map the story using Inspiration software. Include the characters and events of the story on your map.
3. With your group, investigate your topic using packets, books, the internet, and interviews. Identify five relevant facts. Present your information as a group to the class.

 

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