Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
RD 95
Course Title:
Reading for Enjoyment
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Course Description

Reading for Enjoyment Help students develop their abilities to read, understand, and enjoy literature. Prerequisite: Placement into RD 90 or instructor permission.

Addendum to Course Description

Reading 95 is designed to help students develop their abilities to read, understand, and enjoy literature. Reading 80 or instructor permission is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

At the end of the term, the successful student will
· use reading as a pleasurable and positive way to spend time
· articulate/communicate personal growth in reading skills
· participate effectively in literary conversation and response writing

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include, but is not limited to:

1. Completion of daily reading assignments

2. Participation in class discussion

3. Short in-class quizzes and tests

4. Completion of one or more short papers

5. Reasonable attendance

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Vocabulary
  • Story line
  • Character development
  •   Human relations
  • Cultural themes
  •   Universal literary themes
  •   Greater self-awareness

Thinking skills:

1. Mark and write main ideas/themes in their books

2. Mark passages that raise questions for class discussion

3. Participate in class discussion

4. Relate book to its historical or cultural context

Vocabulary skills:

1. Mark words they are unsure of in their books

2. Using context, guess word meaning

3. Use dictionary efficiently