Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
SC 19
Course Title:
Literacy Lab
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Course Description

This course uses the Center of Occupation and Research Development (CORD) curriculum and helps students earn High School credit recovery. The course is for students who either need to make up credit or take classes that cannot be scheduled a their local high school. The credits that are offered are counted toward a high school diploma. The class is held in a lecture/lab setting and along with the CORD curriculum, uses the state approved High School Credit Recovery curricula of Tillamook Bay Community College that includes Physical Science, Biology/Life Science, Global Studies, English, Writing, Personal Finance, State and local government, World Studies, Health, Pre-Algebra, and Geometry. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Acquire basic skills and word processing abilities

2. Students will learn to read efficiently for comprehension and correct pronunciation of words while reading text.

3. Retrieve High School Credits as agreed upon among the student, parent, the referring school, and the Skill Center.

4. Transfer earned high school credit back to the home school and continue high school education toward graduation.         

Course Activities and Design

Engage in the development of standards-based lessons, assessments, and active learning strategies

-Concept mapping, classifying activities, experimenting with water.

-Understand systems measurement of matter €“ inertia, volume, density, and laboratory investigation.

-Understanding physical and chemical changes €“ Boyle€™s law, Charles€™s law, plasma.

-Understanding the classification of elements and the periodic table.

-Write clear, concise sentences, paragraphs, and narratives.

-Understand the rise of industrial economics.

-Able to trace the development of American literature from the colonial period forward.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

-Create a business memo using correct format and Standard English.

-Investigate science-based societal issues through reading literature, research and written response.

-Write in response to literature, employing the rhetorical techniques observed in reading

-Become a tutor peer

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Use of Center of Occupation and Research Development (CORD) curriculum in applied communication

Use of other Internet and library sources

Mechanics in writing