This course is designed to develop proficiency in specific integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are primarily taught at the introductory level using texts primarily in a Lexile (TM) range of 960 to 1115. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing effective paragraphs. Please note: (TM) stands for registered trademark.
|· Students will demonstrate the use of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies, including using previewing
·strategies to comprehend texts; activating prior knowledge; identifying text attributes; using context clues; identifying stated
·main ideas in paragraph-length texts; and making text-to-self connections.
·Students will demonstrate the use of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading),
·including narrowing the focus of the text, establishing a clear main idea, generating supporting details, and determining
·Students will apply critical thinking strategies in reading and writing and demonstrate an understanding of technical
·and academic language, including the difference between formal and informal language.
·Students will demonstrate an understanding of purpose, point of view, and tense.
·Students will demonstrate an understanding of fact and opinion in reading and by writing paragraphs using facts and .
·opinions for support of main ideas.
·Students will recognize inferences in texts and analyze and evaluate graphic materials in a text.
·Students will recognize and compose well-developed, coherent, and unified texts, including writing clear topic sentences
·and relevant body sentences; demonstrating an understanding of specific and adequate supporting information; and analyzing
·and evaluating body sentences in texts and student writings for specific and adequate support.
·Students will demonstrate an understanding of coherence through organizational patterns, including employing a variety
·of organizational patterns to draft texts; and using transitions, key words, and synonyms to connect ideas and achieve coherence
·Students will apply the conventions of Standard Written English.
2014FA - New Course (S23641)