Feb 23, 2020
ABE 043 - ABE College Preparation Reading II 5 Credits
Emphasis on reading for comprehension and vocabulary development. Topics of study include literal, inferential, and critical level comprehension; recall/study strategies; vocabulary; and information literacy.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Designed to Serve High school completion students who need to improve their reading and who test between 210-259 on the ESL COMPASS Reading Test or 61-70 on the COMPASS Reading Test or received a minimum of 2.0 in Read 71. Fulfills one credit of English towards a high school diploma.
Active Date 2014-05-29
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
The course introduces students to the skills that will be used to analyze reading selections. Comprehension, study/recall, vocabulary and information literacy strategies will be applied to a variety of materials throughout the course.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual information, affixes and etymology, and the dictionary and thesaurus.
2. Apply literal and inferential comprehension skills on a variety of materials written at 8th-12th grade reading levels.
3. Apply pre-reading strategies: previewing, skimming and questioning techniques.
4. Apply reading strategies: comprehension strategies, and isolating & organizing key information with highlighting and note-taking.
5. Apply post-reading strategies, including creation of study materials such as concept cards, Q & A, academic patterns charts, summary, outline, etc.
6. Apply appropriate reading rates depending on purpose and difficulty of material.
7. Interpret and draw conclusions from quantitative and graphical information.
8. Locate and use textual, visual, and electronic resources for research and or to solve problems and make informed decisions.
9. Develop awareness of individual strengths and weaknesses as learners.
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