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EAL 070 - EAL Reading 1

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: EAL reading placement test

This course is for multilingual and emerging bilingual students of English with little experience reading and comprehending English texts. Special attention to vocabulary and basic comprehension skills supports students as they develop awareness of themselves as readers by employing metacognitive strategies. Additionally, students learn to identify and utilize organizational patterns and apply critical reading skills in making judgments about texts.

Students must earn a “C” grade or better to use this course as a prerequisite for a course in another discipline.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Use strategies that are essential for comprehending and retaining material in a variety of texts.
  2. Distinguish between main idea and supporting details in readings.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of critical reading skills.
  4. Expand vocabulary skills through word analysis, dictionary usage and context clues.
  5. Summarize and report on readings in small and large group settings.
Listed Topics
  1. Stages of the reading process
  2. Vocabulary development
  3. Patterns of organization in different genres of writing
  4. Basic critical thinking skills
  5. Engaging with written and audio texts that model different genres of writing
Reference Materials
Textbooks and digital media
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 10/25/2016

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