SRJC Course Outlines

6/30/2022 9:19:53 PMESL 714RW Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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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 or Concurrent Enrollment of ESL 714 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 or Concurrent Enrollment of ESL 714 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 vocabulary-building strategies to learn the meaning of
new words.
3. Respond in writing to adapted selections of fiction and non-fiction readings.
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1.   Use level appropriate pre-reading skills to predict the content of adapted 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 close exercises).

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

Assignments:
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In-class work:
1. Objective exams and quizzes
2. Cooperative group work and projects (such as):
    a. Pair and group activities and presentations
     b. Discussions of readings
3. In-class writing activities (such as):
    a. Completion of written activities related to in-class reading, including summary writing
    b. Controlled writing activities
    c. Journal writing
    d. Paragraph writing
    e. Editing sentences for punctuation and capitalization
4. In-class reading activities (such as):
    a. Comprehension exercises from the assigned textbook including main idea and details
    b. Vocabulary activities and log journal of high-frequency vocabulary found in fiction and
         nonfiction readings
    c. Reader response journals
    d. Reading fluency activities

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%
In-class reading and writing activities
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
In-class reading activities, 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%
Examinations and quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance; participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Reading Adventures 1. Lieske, Carmella and Menking, Scott. Cengage Learning. 2012 (classic)
 
Focus on Writing 1. Haugnes, Natasha. Pearson. 2012 (classic)
 
Departmental fiction reader  for 714RW
 
Instructor prepared materials

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