Introduction

OER Reading 90-115 (Accelerated)

Reading 90-115 at Mt Hood Community College (MHCC) is an accelerated Reading course that combines Reading 90, a 5-credit Reading and Study Skills course, with a Reading 115, a Reading for College Success course. The two courses are combined so that students can move through two required remedial courses and into college-level courses in one term. It has been offered at MHCC as either a face-to-face course, or as an online course for six years. This course is designed to be taught over a 10-week term, with the first five weeks focused on study skills and basic textbook reading, and the last five weeks focused on higher level skills.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate literal comprehension of appropriate materials that will enable them to:

  • Accurately answer factual questions about a text.
  • Identify both stated and implied main ideas.
  • Identify and distinguish among main ideas, major support and minor support.
  • Identify transition words.

Demonstrate literal comprehension of appropriate materials that will enable them to:

  • Write a simple summary of a text.
  • Create an outline, map, or Cornell Notes that distinguishes among main idea, major and minor support of a text.
  • Make accurate inferences from a text

Demonstrate interpretive comprehension of appropriate materials that will enable them to:

  • Identify and articulate implied main ideas.
  • Identify and articulate inferences from texts

Demonstrate the development of vocabulary skills that will enable them to:

  • Use context clues to determine unfamiliar word meaning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of word parts, including Greek and Latin roots and affixes

Course Structure and Evaluation

Activity Description Percentage
Lesson Activities
  • Weekly Homework
  • Outside Reading Journals
30%
Discussions
  • Discussion Board Posts
10%
Major Exams
  • Final Exams
25%
Quizzes
  • Homework/Readings
  • Latin Roots
35%

Week by Week Schedule

Week 1 Welcome, Introductory Activities
ACTIVITY
Introduction Activities Basics set-up (Saints email, software programs checked)

My Messages

My Grades checked

Read Course Overview & Syllabus

Take Syllabus Quiz

Online Self-Motivation Survey submitted

Assignments Autobiography
Week 2 Vocabulary & Note-taking
ACTIVITY
Assignments Watch Two-Column Note-taking Video

Watch Vocabulary PowerPoint & take notes

Write Summary

Discussion -- Strengths

Quizzes Dictionary Word #1

Latin Roots Quiz 1

Week 3 Study Skills
ACTIVITY
Assignments Personal Dictionary Word

Active Reading Assignments

Quizzes Latin Roots Quiz
Week 4 Annotation & Managing Stress
ACTIVITY
Assignments Personal Dictionary Word

Stress Response

Quizzes Latin Roots Quiz
Week 5 Main Ideas & Outside Reading
ACTIVITY
Assignments Lesson Main Ideas

Midterm -- Annotations (No highlighting, put summaries in margins!) & two-column notes on Memory Handout

Quizzes Latin Roots Quiz
Week 6 Active Reading & Outside Reading
ACTIVITY
Assignments Personal Dictionary Word

Gorilla Journal

Quizzes 10-question Midterm Test

Latin Roots Midterm

Outside Reading Quiz

Week 7 Inferences & Outside Reading
ACTIVITY
Assignments Personal Dictionary Word

Lesson 7, Critical Reading

Outside Reading Journal

Quizzes Latin Roots Quiz
Week 8 Point of View, Tone & Bias & Outside Reading
ACTIVITY
Assignments Personal Dictionary Word

Lesson 8, Critical Reading continued

Gorilla Journal

Quizzes Latin Roots Quiz

Outside Reading Quiz

Week 9 Critical Thinking & Outside Reading
ACTIVITY
Assignments Personal Dictionary Word
Lesson 10, Logic
Outside Reading Journal
Week 10 Final Exams
ACTIVITY
Assignments Final exam 100 pts

Final Outside Reading Journal

Final Dictionary Words

Final Latin Roots

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