SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 2:52:08 AMESL 714RW Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ESL 714RWTitle:  BEG- HI NC ESL RDG/WRIT  
Full Title:  Beginning-High Non-Credit ESL Reading/Writing
Last Reviewed:2/10/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This class is for non-native speakers of English with limited ability to function independently in English in everyday situations. Particular emphasis on reading and writing skills needed in a variety of academic, vocational, and community settings.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ESL 713 OR Qualifying Score on NC ESL Writing Assessment

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class is for non-native speakers of English with limited ability to function independently in English in everyday situations. Particular emphasis on reading and writing skills needed in a variety of academic, vocational, and community settings.
(Non-Credit Course)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of ESL 713 OR Qualifying Score on NC ESL Writing Assessment
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Employ reading strategies to comprehend short reading passages.
2.  Use word attack skills and other vocabulary-building strategies to predict the meaning of
new words.
3.  Communicate ideas in writing in response to fiction and non-fiction readings.
4.  Read and critically respond orally or in writing to adapted selections of fiction and non-fiction.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Use level appropriate pre-reading skills to predict the content of fiction and non-fiction
selections.
2. Identify basic elements of fiction.
3. Identify the main idea and supporting details in a reading passage on a familiar topic.
4. Use scanning strategies to find specific information.
5. Predict the meaning of new vocabulary and phrases from context.
6. Improve reading speed and comprehension.
7. Retell the gist of a short non-fiction reading passage.
8. Use level-appropriate pre-writing skills to brainstorm and organize ideas in response to a
reading.
9. Use basic conventions of writing and punctuation to write a short, loosely organized
paragraph in response to reading passages.
10.Respond to fiction and non-fiction reading passages in journals and frames (controlled
writing activities and cloze exercises).

Topics and Scope
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A. Reading
1. Pre-reading skills needed to survey, predict, skim and scan readings.
2. Identification of main ideas and related details in fiction and non-fiction selections.
3. Fiction and non-fiction materials related to relevant and familiar topics.
4. Basic elements of fiction including plot, setting, character, conflict and theme.
5. Basic summarizing and paraphrasing (retelling).
 
B. Vocabulary Skills
1. Use of contextual clues to guess the meaning of new words.
2. Synonyms and antonyms.
3. Commonly used prefixes, suffixes and roots.
4. Dictionary skills including alphabetizing, finding the meaning of new vocabulary and introduction to parts of speech and word forms.
 
C. Writing Skills
1. Use writing process (brainstorming, organizing, drafting, revising, editing) to write a guided paragraph in response to 2-3 reading selections.
2. Short, controlled paragraphs in response to a reading.
3. Guided self-editing for verb tenses, grammatical structures covered in class and basic conventions of punctuation and capitalization.

Assignments:
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The following represent the types of assignments that may be included:
A. In-class work
1. Vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises
2. Pair and group activities and oral presentations
3. Discussions of readings
4. Objective exams and quizzes
5. Oral summarizing activities
6. Silent sustained reading
7. Controlled writing activities
8. Journal writing
9. Paragraph writing
10. Language Experience Approach (LEA) to writing
11. Editing sentences for punctuation and capitalization
 
B. Homework
1. Comprehension exercises from the assigned textbook including main idea and details
2. Vocabulary log journal of high-frequency vocabulary found in fiction and nonfiction readings
3. Reader response journals
4. Completion of written activities related to in-class assignments

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework, in-class writing activities
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Homework problems, cooperative group work and projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
Multiple choice, matching items, completion, holistically-scored writing
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance, participation, group presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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New Password 1, by Butler, Pearson Longman, 2009
Fiction Reader -  for 714RW
Reading Adventures 2, by Lieske and Menking. Cengage Learning, 2013
Focus on Writing 1 by Haugnes et. al. Pearson 2012
Texts composed of pre-selected units.
Instructor prepared materials

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