PCC/ CCOG / RD

Course Content and Outcome Guide for RD 90A

Course Number:
RD 90A
Course Title:
Reading 90A
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Reading improvement through work on vocabulary development, motor skills, comprehension and reading rate. Prerequisite: RD 80 Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Find and articulate the main idea and major details in a variety of written text: textbooks, literature, newspapers, and magazines.
  • Read critically and think critically, distinguishing fact from opinion and determining the author's purpose and bias.
  • Use reading for pleasure, learning, and intellectual stimulation.
  • Employ vocabulary development strategies.
  • Adjust reading rate to the nature of the material.
  • Exhibit successful college student behaviors.
  • Perform successfully in Reading 115.

Outcome Assessment Strategies


Group/Individual assessment may include any of the following:

  • conference with instructor
  • written summaries / responses
  • reading logs / journals / portfolios
  • presentations with rating criteria
  • take-home exams
  • quizzes
  • graded homework
  • attendance
  • projects with rating criteria

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)



Themes, Concepts, Issues:

  • A strong reader understands organization:
    • general / specific
    • topic / main ides / supporting ideas
    • detail
    • classification
    • comparison / contrast
    • cause / effect
    • process
    • narrative
    • argument
  • A strong reader commits to ongoing vocabulary development:
    • context
    • dictionary
    • affixes / roots
    • sight vocabulary
  • A strong reader understands that critical reading and thinking are crucial:
    • inference
    • author's purpose
    • fairness
    • bias
    • fact / opinion
  • A strong reader reads for many purposes:
    • pleasure
    • knowledge acquisition
    • intellectual stimulation

Competencies and Skills:

  • Comprehension:
    • preview
    • highlight
    • outline
    • skim
    • scan
  • Vocabulary:
    • use context
    • use dictionary
    • recognize roots and affixes
    • increase sight vocabulary
  • Higher Order Thinking:
    • analyze a problem
    • solve a problem
    • draw reasonable inferences
    • integrate information and ideas
    • think holistically
    • distinguish fact from opinion
  • Work and Career Preparation:
    • work productively with others
    • organize and use time effectively