Fall 2005 Reading 090 Section_______________ ail:

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Fall 2005

Reading 090 Section_______________

Instructor: Lisa Foley LRC Room 445 (O) 704-330-6273/ Email: [email protected]

Testing Document Number: 523

Date of Final Exam:

Last Day to Drop: November, 16 2005

Attendance: You are expected to attend class everyday for the full class time. Three tardies or three early equals one absence. If you have an assignment that is due and you are absent on that due date, you

1) may send your assignment through email to [email protected]

, 2) may send the assignment via another person or 3) if you know you will be absent ahead of time, you may turn the assignment in early.

Texts: (1)

Bridging the Gap 8 th

Edition

, by Brenda D. Smith (2)

Academic Vocabulary

by Amy Olsen (3)

The Color of Water

by James McBride

(4) Webster’s Dictionary

(5) Access Codes for

Research Navigator

and

MySkillsLab

You may buy your books from CPCC’s bookstores or online sources.

Classmates’ Names, Phone Numbers and Email addresses:

PREREQUSITES FOR ENGLISH 111 INCLUDE BOTH READ 090 AND ENGLISH 090

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to improve reading and critical thinking skills. Topics include vocabulary enhancement; extracting implied meaning; analyzing author’s purpose, tone and style;

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and drawing conclusions and responding to written material. Upon completion, students should be able to respond effectively to material across disciplines.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The student will be able to identify and apply test taking skills and strategies.

The student will learn skills and strategies for building vocabulary.

The student will be able to identify, as well as, construct a topic and main idea statement.

The student will be able to identify supporting details and patterns of organization.

The student will be able to learn and apply the use of a study system.

The student will be able to apply a variety of organizational textbook note taking strategies.

The student will learn skills and strategies for inferencing.

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The student will be able to apply steps for reading and understanding graphic materials.

COURSE MATERIALS: The course texts (see above), #2 pencils, notebook and notebook paper, a

Thesaurus and a hardback college level dictionary

Week 1

August 15-19

Week 2

August 22-26

Week 3

Aug. 29-Sept. 2

Week 4

Holiday Sept. 5

Sept. 6-9

Week 5

Sept. 12-16

Week 6

Sept. 19-23

Week 7

Sept. 26-30

Week 8

October 3-7

Week 9

Holiday Oct. 10-11

October 12-14

Week 10

October 17-21

Week 11

October 24-28

Week 12

Course overview

Begin Unit 1

Chapter 1

Introduce Service Learning

Lab Assignment 1

Chapter 12

Lab Assignment 2

Unit 1 Test

Begin Unit 2

Chapter 2

Lab Assignment 3

The Color of Water Chs. 1-6

Chapter 1 Exercises

Selection 1- Questions

Academic Vocabulary Ch. 28

Complete Ch. 1 Review sheet

Chapter 12 Exercises

Academic Vocabulary Ch. 18

Complete Ch. 12 Review sheet

Service-Learning Partner Choice

Due August 29

Service-Learning 1 st

Reflection

Due Sept. 2

The Color of Water Chs. 7-12

Chapter 2 Exercises

Academic Vocabulary Ch. 5

Chapter 3

Lab Assignment 4

Complete Ch. 2 Review sheet

Chapter 3 Exercises

Academic Vocabulary Ch. 14

Unit 2 Test

Begin Unit 3

Chapter 4

Lab Assignment 5

Selections

Complete Ch. 3 Review sheet

Selection 1-Vocab/Skill Dev/Ques.

Chapter 4 Exercises

Academic Vocabulary Ch. 23

Chapter 5

Complete Ch. 4 Review sheet

Chapter 5 Exercises

Selections- Vocab/S. Dev/Ques.

The Color of Water Chs. 13-18

Lab Assignment 6

Academic Vocabulary Ch. 12

Complete 5 Review sheet

Unit 3 Test

Begin Unit 4

Chapter 7

Lab Assignment 7

Chapter 9

Chapter 7 Exercises

Academic Vocabulary Ch. 8

Color of Water Chs.19-Epilogue

Complete Ch. 7 Review sheet

Chapter 9 Exercises

Selections Vocab/S.Dev/Ques

Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Lab Assignment 8 Academic Vocabulary Ch. 2

Selection Vocab/S2Dev/Ques

Complete Ch. 9 Review sheet

Service-Learning 2 nd

Reflection

Week 13

November 7-11

Week 14

November 14-18

Week 15

November 21-23

Holiday Nov. 24-25

Week 16

November 28-Dec. 2

Unit 4 Test

Begin Unit 5

Chapter 6

Lab Assignment 9

Chapter 6

Unit 5 Test

Chapter 10

Lab Assignment 10

Due Oct. 31

Chapter 6 Exercises

Selections 1&2 Vocab/S.Dev/Ques

Academic Vocabulary Ch. 19

Complete Ch. 6 Review sheet

Research Project Due Nov. 22

Chapter 10 Exercises

Academic Vocabulary Ch. 11

Complete Ch. 10 Review sheet

Research Reflection Due Dec. 2

Service-Learning Final

Reflection Due Dec. 2

Week 17

Dec. 5

Dec. 6-12

FINAL EXAM WEEK CHECK DATE AT THE TOP OF SYLLABUS OR

IN THE C.P.C.C. SCHEDULE

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Absences seriously disrupt a student’s orderly progress in a course and significantly diminish the quality of interaction in class. There is also a close correlation between the number of absences and the final grade. Although an occasional absence may be unavoidable, it in no way excuses a student from meeting the requirements of the course. Students are still responsible for preparing all assignments for the next class and for completing work missed. Our divisional policy states that if a student misses more than 20% of a class, then the student can not pass the class.

ACCOMMODATIONS

: Students who have a documented disability or who think they may have a learning problem may contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Terrell 219 or may call 704-330-6556 or 704-330-6621. Instructors will provide the necessary accommodation upon advice of that office.

CLASS GUIDELINES:

The process of reading requires intense concentration. You are asked to following guidelines:

Do not bring children into the classroom.

Do not talk at inappropriate times or in a disrespectful manner.

Activated beepers, telephones or listening devices are not acceptable during class time and testing periods. The use of any of the above instruments during testing periods will result in a zero on the test.

STUDENT ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND BEHAVIOR POLICY:

“IT IS THE EXPECTATION OF THE COLLEGE THAT STUDENTS MAINTAIN ABSOLUTE INTEGRITY AND HIGH

STANDARDS OF INDIVIDUAL HONOR IN THEIR ACADEMIC WORK. CONDUCT THAT VIOLATES THE STANDARDS

OF ACADEMIC HONESTY AND INTEGRITY AND IS SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION MAY INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT

LIMITED TO, CHEATING, FABRICATION, AND FALSIFICATION, PLAGIARISM*, ABUSE OF ACADEMIC MATERIALS,

INSTALLATION OF A COMPUTER VIRUS AND COMPLICITY IN ACADEMIC DISHONESTY. ANY STUDENT WHO

VIOLATES THE CPCC CODE OF STUDENT ACADEMIC INTEGRITY IS SUBJECT TO ACADEMIC DISCIPLINARY

ACTION.”

“ANY STUDENT NOT FOLLOWING BEHAVIOR CONDUCIVE TO THE COLLEGE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WILL BE

ASKED TO LEAVE. THE STUDENT MUST LEAVE IN A QUICK AND ORDERLY MANNER. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL

LEAD TO SECURITY BEING CALLED. READMITTANCE TO THE CLASS WILL BE BASED ON THE RESULT OF A

HEARING.”

*

Plagiarism

is defined in the CPCC Student Handbook as “the intentional or knowing presentation of the work of another as one’s own without proper acknowledgment of the source. The sole exception to the requirement of acknowledging sources is when the ideas or information is common knowledge.”

COURSE EVALUATION:

The following grades will be averaged together to determine you READ 090 grade. YOU MUST HAVE A

GRADE OF C (70%) OR GREATER TO PASS THE COURSE.

10 Lab Assignments

9 Vocabulary Quizzes

Unit 1 Test*

5%

5%

10%

Unit 2 Test*

Unit 3 Test*

Unit 4 Test*

Unit 5 Test*

10%

10%

10%

10%

Cumulative Final Exam

Research Project

20%

10%

Service Learning Component /Research Component 10%

DUE DATE November 22

Research Component DUE DATE Dec. 2

SERVICE LEARNING DUE DATES:

COMMUNITY PARTNER FINAL DECISION August 29 (The choice must be pre-approved by me).

REFLECTIONS: (See Emailed Service- Learning Reflection Guidelines)

First September 2

Second October 31

Final December 2

GRADE SCALE:

A= 90-100%

B= 80-89%

C= 70-79%

D= 60-69%

F= Below 60%

I.

OPTIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

: Please choose

one

component from the

following two

options:

1. SERVICE LEARNING COMPONENT: The Community College National Center for

Community Engagement defines service –learning as “a teaching method which combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Service-learning programs involve students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility, and commitment to the community.” Central Piedmont Community College Service Learning Center acts as the liaison between students, instructors, and community partners. You will need to access the Service Learning Center to gain general information about Service-learning , forms that you must complete, and a list of available community partners. The Service Learning Center may be reached directly via the following link: http://www.cpcc.edu/service%2Dlearning/ .

Service-Learning is one of the options you may choose to meet the optional course requirement.

The Service-learning component of RED 090 provides hands-on application of the RED course

objectives with community service. The course objectives are printed on the first page of the

syllabus. Make sure you select and include the RED 090 objectives that are connected to your

community service experience in your three reflection papers (See

Emailed Service-Learning

Reflections Guidelines for specifics

). Your grade will be based on three reflections (See

Emailed

Service-learning Reflection Guidelines

) and will be 10% of your overall grade for this course.

DUE DATES (see Course Evaluation above)

You will be required to

complete 5 hours

of Service-learning and

provide your own transportation.

Or

2. RESEARCH COMPONENT:

The Research Component is one of the options you may choose to meet the optional course

requirement.

You will choose one of the course objectives listed on the page one of the RED 090 syllabus.

You will research the latest Reading strategies that have been presented in professional

Reading journals that support your chosen RED course objective. You will need

6

Professional Reading journal articles. You will write a reflection for each article (See

Emailed

Research Reflection Guidelines for specifics).

You will create a Work Cited Page following the MLA style and turn it in along with your reflections. To access MLA style work cited

page online information go to: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html

Make sure you list your work cited resource materials in alphabetical order.

Your grade will be

based on the 6 reflections and will be 10% of your overall grade for this course.

DUE DATE

December 2

II.

RESEARCH PROJECT for The Color of Water

:

You will:

1) research and present an oral presentation of a history of your genealogy. The research may take place through interviews, family documents, online research, and et cetera. The presentation should be presented in a creative way i.e. skit, power point, with family artifacts, and et cetera. A work cited page following the MLA style must be handed in on the day of your oral presentation.

Or

2) research and present an oral presentation that is pre-approved that deals with one of the themes found in

The Color of Water:

Jewish religion and culture, African-American culture, abortion, immigration, interracial marriages, and et cetera.

Include visuals that support your presentation.

A work cited page following the MLA style must be handed in on the day of your oral presentation.

DUE DATE: November 22

To access MLA style work cited page online information go to: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html

Make sure you list your work cited resource materials in alphabetical order.

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