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Reading English as a Second Language IV
Course: ESL046

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

Description: Developed for students of English as a second language. Development of advanced vocabulary, comprehension skills, and culture awareness.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Define unknown words using context clues. (I)
2. Use affixes as an aid to define vocabulary. (I)
3. Use Greek and Latin roots to define new words. (I)
4. Identify stated and implied main ideas in reading selections. (II)
5. Use transitions to enhance reading comprehension. (II)
6. Differentiate between statements of fact and of opinion. (II)
7. Draw conclusions from a reading selection. (II)
8. Write summaries for given reading selections. (II)
9. Describe cultural differences and commonalties based on information from personal experiences and literary sources. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Vocabulary development
   A. Context clues
      1. Synonyms
      2. Antonyms
      3. Examples
      4. Definitions
      5. Experience
   B. Structural analysis
      1. Affixes
      2. Roots
         a. Latin
         b. Greek
II. Comprehension
   A. Main ideas
      1. Stated
      2. Implied
   B. Transitions
   C. Fact and opinion
   D. Conclusions
   E. Summaries
III. Cultural awareness
   A. Personal experiences
   B. Literary sources
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 10-23-2012

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