Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Reading English as a Second Language I
Course: ESL016

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: Designed for students who are learning English as a second language. Skills needed to become proficient readers in English. Sound symbol relationships of the English alphabet. Essential vocabulary for daily communication both in isolation and context. Development of reading comprehension skills.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply sound-symbol relationships to pronounce the letters of the English words correctly. (I)
2. Identify simple vocabulary. (II)
3. Use basic sight vocabulary appropriately in daily communication. (III)
4. Apply vocabulary development skills. (III)
5. Use acquired vocabulary to answer literal recall questions. (IV)
6. Identify the topic, main idea, and supporting details in selected reading passages. (IV)
7. Identify patterns of logical sequence and cause/effect relationships in selected reading passages. (IV)
8. Follow oral and written directions. (V)
9. Apply functional reading skills to life situations. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Sound-symbol relationships
   A. Letter mastery
   B. Vowels
   C. Consonants
II. Word recognition skills
   A. Simple affixes
   B. Simple compound words
III. Vocabulary development
   A. Sight vocabulary
   B. Context clues
   C. Multiple meaning words
   D. Antonyms
   E. Synonyms
   F. Homonyms
IV. Comprehension
   A. Topics
   B. Supporting details
   C. Patterns
      1. Logical sequence
      2. Cause/effect
V. Life reading skills
   A. Following directions
   B. Comprehending functional reading
      1. Newspapers
      2. Restaurant menus
      3. Telephone directories
      4. Food labels
      5. Medicine labels
      6. Public transportation
   C. Filling out forms
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 10-23-2012

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