Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
RD 80A
Course Title:
Reading 80A
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Course Description

Reading 80A Topics include vocabulary, dictionary use, motor skills, comprehension, reading rate improvement, and study skills. Prerequisite: ABE 0783 or placement into RD 80.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Articulate topic and main idea in a variety of reading materials.
  • Use reading for pleasure, learning, and intellectual stimulation.
  • Demonstrate successful college student behaviors.
  • Perform successfully in RD 90.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include, but is not limited to:

  • completion of daily assignments
  • participation in group work
  • in-class tests
  • oral or written book report or other project based on a book read by the student
  • reasonable attendance

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • study reading and pleasure reading
  • relation of vocabulary to comprehension
  • reading = thinking
  • the effect of reading on personal life:
    • reading to children
    • being an informed citizen
  • marking text material for better recall
  • vocabulary: context skills, dictionary skill
  • main idea and supporting details
  • reading the newspaper
  • completing a book for enjoyment