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Reading English as a Second Language II
Course: ESL026

First Term: 2013 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Designed for students who are learning English as a second language. Continued development of vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use previewing skills to predict the main idea of selected passages by using illustrations, titles, and scanning technique. (I)
2. Apply basic word attack skills to unfamiliar words. (II)
3. Predict the meaning of unfamiliar words from the context of the reading passage. (III)
4. Use idiomatic expressions appropriately in everyday communication. (III)
5. Apply vocabulary introduced in reading selections in both speaking and writing. (III)
6. Identify the topic, stated main idea, and supporting details in selected reading passages. (IV)
7. Locate words in a standard English dictionary to determine correct spelling and first definition. (V)
8. Use visual/graphic materials as aids to comprehension. (V)
9. Follow oral and written directions in English. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Previewing skills
   A. Illustrations as clues
   B. Titles as clues
   C. Scanning to detect the main idea
II. Word attack skills
   A. Prefixes
   B. Suffixes
   C. Roots
   D. Compound words
III. Visual and oral vocabulary development
   A. Context clues
   B. Multiple word meanings
   C. Antonyms
   D. Synonyms
   E. Homonyms
   F. Idiomatic expressions
IV. Comprehension
   A. Topics
   B. Main ideas
   C. Supporting details
   D. Sentence relationships (transitions)
V. Functional reading
   A. Dictionary skills
   B. Visual/graphic materials
      1. Charts
      2. Graphs
      3. Maps
      4. Tables
      5. Diagrams
      6. Illustrations
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 10-23-2012

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