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COURSE NUMBER: ABED015
COURSE TITLE:Basic Reading
DIVISION:Adult Education
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3.0
DELIVERY MODE:
REFERENCE:Based on the syllabus for ABED011

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.
NOTES: This course is not available for web registration.

COURSE OBJECTIVES / GOALS:
1.  Increase sight word bank
2.  Improve word analysis and decoding skills
3.  Read with accuracy
4.  Read with fluency
5.  Increase analytical and critical thinking skills
TOPICAL OUTLINE:
1.  Increase sight word bank
    A.  Assisted reading through the language experience approach.
    B.  Assisted reading through materials selected for vocabulary building.
2.  Improve word analysis and decoding skills
    A.  Phonics
    B.  Word patterns
    C.  Syllabication techniques
3.  Read with accuracy
    A.  Continue assisted reading
    B.  Use reading and writing activities geared to the student's specific
        problems.
4.  Read with fluency and meaning
    A.  Increase oral reading
    B.  Increase silent reading
5.  Increase analytical and critical thinking skills
    A.  Document facts and differentiates facts from opinions
    B.  Organize facts into a proper sequence
    C.  Draws accurate conclusions
    D.  Gets the main idea from what was read
    E.  Draws inferences from what was read
    F.  Defines new words from context


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Beech, Linda Ward, Reading for Today
Austin, Texas:  Steck-Vaughn Co., 1987.

Beech, Linda Ward, Communication for Today.
Austin, Texas:  Steck-Vaughn Co., 1987.

Beech, Linda Ward, Reading for Tomorrow.
Austin, Texas:  Steck-Vaughn Co., 1987.

Beech, Linda Ward, Communication for Tomorrow.
Austin, Texas:  Steck-Vaughn Co., 1987.

Cass, Angelica W., Reading Power.
New York, New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1975

Colvin Ruth J., and Jane H. Root.  Tutor:  Techniques Used in the Teaching of Reading (Literacy Volunteers of America), Syracuse, New York:  Follett Publishing Co., 1984
Endeavor Series, New Reader's Press, (Pro-Literacy), Syracuse, NY
Learning A-Z, COM Tuscon, AZ, 2007.
Reading A-Z, COM, Tuscon, AZ, 2007.
Writing A-Z, COM, Tuscon, AZ, 2007.

Assessment Instruments:

1.  READ (Reading Evaluation Adult Diagnosis)
2.  SORT (Slosson Oral Reading Test)
3.  ESLOA (English as a Second Language Oral Assessment)
4.  Reading Behaviors Inventory by Eileen Nelson

Murphy, Corea, Challenger
Syracuse, New York:  New Readers Press, 2007
EVALUATION:
Students will receive an "S" for satisfactory progress or an "I" for incomplete based on attendance and participation as well as mastery of assigned tasks.  

Conduct Code/Academic Integrity:
As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the college.  It is your responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the DACC Student Conduct Code and the Academic Integrity Policy as contained in the Student Handbook.
REVISION:
03/2010

RECORD UPDATED:
2007-10-24 12:26:46