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ELL 098 - Reading and Comm Fluency

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Coll Prep
This course introduces and supports reading and communication fluency for high-intermediate English language learners. Decoding and comprehension strategies are developed through the use of annotating, vocabulary work and guided reading activities. Group discussion and presentation skills are introduced and practiced. Pronunciation development and practice of segmentals and suprasegmentals are introduced through guided pre-college level reading and listening materials such as articles, journals, and non-fiction texts.
Prerequisite: ESL Accuplacer minimum score 50-81
Competencies
  1. Examine different types of texts and literacy resources
    1. Describe the differences between non-fiction and fiction.
    2. Identify the purpose and layout of textbooks, news articles, journals, literature, and biographies.
    3. Locate and become familiar with college and neighborhood public library.​​​
  2. Evaluate active reading  strategies
    1. Predict image(s) and graphic(s) connection to text prior to reading.
    2. Interpret meaning of title, headings, and subheadings.
    3. Locate key vocabulary and concepts in selected reading.
    4. Review questions prior to reading text.
  3. Assess details in academic reading selections
    1. Identify author(s) and evaluate author’s creditability.
    2. Locate main idea or thesis statement.
    3. Locate supporting details and their examples.
    4. Recognize implied meaning.
  4. Apply speed reading skills
    1. Increase rate of words per minute.
    2. Skim texts for main ideas and details.
    3. Scan texts for numbers, dates, and key words. 
  5. Evaluate various techniques to build academic vocabulary in context
    1. Identify textual clues to aide in understanding.
    2. Recognize target words’ collocations.
    3. Analyze word families, roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
    4. Apply synonyms and antonyms to target words. 
  6. Apply spoken academic language in classroom context
    1. Demonstrate learned academic vocabulary in classroom questions and responses.
    2. Use target vocabulary in formal and informal receptive assessments.
    3. Use target vocabulary in formal and informal productive assessments. 
  7. Apply the use of textual annotations.
    1. Demonstrate the difference between annotation summaries and reactions.
    2. Write a summary of text by defining main ideas, details, and target vocabulary.
    3. Show reaction of text by examining opinions, beliefs, and questions from author(s) and self.
    4. Relate learned annotations skills to speaking activities.
  8. Develop summarizing and paraphrasing skills through reading activities
    1. Identify and describe DMACC’s plagiarism policy.
    2. Read and label receptive and productive academic summaries through locating and embedding texts’ purpose.
    3. Read and label receptive and productive academic paraphrases through locating and interpreting text’s purpose. 
  9. Apply receptive listening strategies
    1. Construct inferences before listening to an excerpt.
    2. Construct predictions after listening to an excerpt.
    3. Select main point(s) of an excerpt.
    4. Select details such as names, dates, ratios, and percentages to an excerpt.
    5. Practice indirect instructions, commands, requests, invitations, and embedded questions.
  10. Apply productive speaking skills
    1. Reduce response time in forming questions and responses.
    2. Use Cornell note-taking skills.
    3. Orally report text information.
    4. Show platform speaking skills: eye contact, voice, gesture, movement, and posture in class presentations.
    5. Show effective group discussion skills and roles: eye contact, voice, movement, initiator, challenger, and interrupter in classroom group discussions.
    6. Practice indirect instructions, commands, requests, invitations, and embedded questions.
  11. Apply pronunciation skills to be better understood
    1. Chart and produce the correct International Phonetic Alphabet symbol with its sound.
    2. Use vowel sounds and consonant sounds correctly.
    3. Develop the use of syllables correctly.
    4. Show the differences in alphabet and relative vowel sounds.
    5. Produce singular and plural endings.
    6. Show contractions and reduced word forms.
    7. Demonstrate the differences in tag and information questions.



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