This course develops skills and strategies for reading and responding to a variety of written material. Learners will develop composition, comprehension and critical analysis skills. Learners will further develop paragraph writing, oral communication and computer skills.
Hours: 60 (Seminars / Tutorials: 60)
“C” or higher in ENGL024 or equivalent or Fundamental Level Placement on the CCP English Assessment.
- Expository readings from a variety of fiction and non-fiction sources
- Comprehension questions - main idea, details and sequence
- Introduction to critical thinking - inferences, supported opinions and conclusions
- Word analysis, vocabulary development and spelling strategies
- Grammar, sentence variety and punctuation development
- Writing process
- Summary writing
- Paragraph format
- Study skills, learning style concepts and goal setting
- Word processing - file management
- Internet searches
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Employ basic reading strategies to a variety of text
- Recognize fiction, non-fiction and different purposes for reading
- Summarize main idea after reading and discussion
- Make inferences and draw conclusions
- Write effective sentences and paragraphs
- Use basic spelling and grammar strategies
- Recognize and write simple and compound sentences
- Use strategies for writing, including prewriting, outlines and editing
- Use punctuation such as apostrophes, commas and quotation marks
- Write an 8-10 sentence paragraph in proper format
- Use consistent verb tense
- Identify and correct fragments and run-ons
- Demonstrate effective study skills - goal setting, homework, time management
- Use critical thinking while listening to others or viewing media
- Give concise oral instructions
- Use basic word processing skills and internet for classroom use
Grading System: Other
Passing Grade: Mastery of Learning Outcomes
Percentage of Individual Work: 80
Percentage of Group Work: 20
- Individually-paced learning. Completion time will vary depending on learner's skills and the number of hours in class.
- Portfolios help learners see progress and develop strategies to better understand their own learning needs. Writing samples and lists of words they can read/ and or spell are examples of materials that are compiled, usually by the learner, with assistance if necessary.
- Log books are used to develop organizational and study skills to track attendance and hours spent on studies, monitor appointments with tutors, and keep lists of learned words and phrases, etc.
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.