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Glendale Community College

RDG 081 Section # 22431

Spring 2009 Assignments

Note: All assignments are tentative. If you finish all your work review next week’s assignments.


Week 1


1. Wed. 1/21 Introductions, student information and contracts


2. Fri. 1/23 Pretest

Read: “Getting Off to a Strong Start” pp. 3-13

Order the books from Townsend Books on p. 13


Week 2


3. Mon. 1/26 Read: “One Reader’s Story” pp. 15-22 and respond to “Questions for Discussion” on p. 22

Read: “How to Become a Better Reader and Thinker” pp. 23-30. Be prepared to respond to the questions on pp. 23-28.


PART I: TEN STEPS TO BUILDING COLLEGE READING SKILLS


4. Wed. 1/28 1. “Dictionary Use” pp. 33-48

a. Study pp. 33-46

b. Review Practices 1-9 pp. 37-46

c. Read: "Responsibility" by M. Scott Peck pp. 52-53

d. Dictionary Questions pp. 54-55


5. Fri. 1/30 a. Answer Discussion Questions p. 55

b. Mastery Tests 1-4 pp. 57-63


Week 3


6. Mon. 2/2 2. Vocabulary in Context pp. 69-84

a. Practice 1 pp. 72-74

b. Read "Synonyms" pp. 74-75

c. Practice 2 pp. 75-76

d. Read "Antonyms" p. 76

e. "Check Your Understanding" pp. 77-78

f. Practice 3 pp. 78-79


Week 3

7. Wed. 2/4 a. Read: "General Sense of the Sentence or Passage" pp. 79-81

b. Practice 4: General Sense of the Sentence or Passage pp. 81-83

c. Read "Chapter Review p. 84

d. Review Tests 1-3 pp. 85-89


8. Fri 2/6 a. Read: "All The Good Things" pp. 90-92

b. Vocabulary Question and Discussion Questions pp. 93-95

c. Vocabulary in Context: Mastery Tests 1 & 2 pp. 97-100


Week 4


9. Mon. 2/9 3. Main Ideas pp. 109-136

1. "Look for General versus Specific Ideas" pp. 112-113

Practice 1-4 pp. 114-117

2. "Use the topic to Lead You to the Main Idea" pp. 117-119

Practice 5 & 6 pp. 120-123

3. "Find and Use Clue Words to Lead You to the Main Idea" pp. 123-125

Practice 7 p. 126


10. Wed. 2/11 a. Review Tests 1-3 pp. 127-131

b. Read "Group Pressure" pp. 132-134

c. Answer Reading Comprehension questions pp. 134-135 and Discussion

Questions p. 136

d. Mastery Test 1 pp. 137-138 and Mastery Test 2 pp. 139-140


11. Fri. 2/13 4. Supporting Details pp. 149-161

a. Study pp. 149-155

b. Practice 1& 2 pp. 156-161

c. Preparing Maps pp. 158- 159


Week 5


12. Mon 2/16 a. Review Tests 1-3 pp. 162-165

b. Read "Touch Sparks Love" pp. 166-170

c. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 170-172

d. Discussion Questions p. 173


13. Wed 2/18 Mastery Tests 1-3 pp. 175-180

Review Tests 4-6 pp. 181-186


14. Fri 2/20 Locations of Main Ideas pp. 187-191

Practices 1-3 pp. 191-195


Week 6


15. Mon. 2/23 a. Review Tests 1, 2, & 3 pp. 196-198

b. Review Test 4: "Body Language" pp. 199-204

c. Reading comprehension Questions pp.202-204 and

Discussion Questions p. 204


16. Wed. 2/25 Location of Main Ideas: Mastery Tests 1-4 pp. 205-208

6. Relationships I pp. 217-222

a. Transitions pp. 218-222 Do Practice 1&2


17. Fri 2/27 a. Patterns of Organization pp. 222-226 Practice 3

b. Time Order Pattern pp. 226-229 Practices 4-6 pp. 229-233


Week 7


18. Mon 3/2 a. Chapter Review Tests 1, 2, & 3 pp. 234-238

b. Read: "Behind closed doors: "Violence in the Family" pp. 239-241


19. Wed. 3/4 Mastery Tests 1-3 pp. 245-250


20. Fri 3/6 7. Relationships II pp. 257-298

1. Illustration pp. 258-262

Practice 1-2 pp. 259-262

2. Comparison and Contrast pp. 262-268

Practice 3, 4, & 5 pp. 263-268


Week 8


21. Mon 3/9 3. Cause & Effect pp. 269 - 275

a. Practice 6, 7, 8 pp. 269-274

b. Chapter Review pp. 275-276

c. Review Tests 1, 2, & 3 pp. 277-281


22. Wed 3/11 a. Review Test 4: "The Most Hateful words" pp. 281-286

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 284-286

c. Discussion Questions p. 286

d. Mastery Tests 1-4 pp. 287-294


23. Fri 3/13 Relationships I & II Mastery Tests 1 & 2 pp. 301-304


SPRING BREAK MARCH 16-20


*Read chapter 8 on Inferences pp. 305-316


Week 10


24. Mon. 3/23 8. Inferences pp. 305-321

a. Making Inferences About Visual Materials pp. 306-312

b. Making Inferences About Reading Material pp. 312-316

c. Practices 1, 2, & 3 pp. 316-321

d. Review Tests 1-3 pp. 322-325


25. Wed 3/25 a. "Half A Pound of Ham" pp. 326-328

b. Reading comprehension Questions pp. 328-330

c. Discussion Questions p. 330

d. Inferences: Mastery Tests 1-3 pp. 331-336


26. Fri. 3/27 9. Implied Main Ideas pp. 343-355

1. Implied General Ideas pp. 346-348; Practice 1

2. Implied General Ideas In Your Own words; Practice 2

3. Recognizing Implied Main Ideas II pp. 351-353 Practice3

4. Recognizing Implied Main Ideas II pp. 353-355 Practice 4


Week 11


27. Mon. 3/30 a. Review Tests 1, 2, & 3 pp. 356-360

b. Review Test 4 "Lighting a Match" pp. 360-364

c. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 364-367

d. Discussion Questions p. 367

e. Implied Main Ideas Mastery Tests 1, 2, & 3 pp. 369-374


28. Wed. 4/1 Chapter 10 The Basics of Argument pp. 381-394

a. Practice In Evaluating Arguments pp. 384-394

1. Recognizing Point and Supporting Practice 1. 385

2. Identifying Logical Support Practice 2 pp. 387-88

3. Identifying Logical Support II Practice 3 pp. 389-390

4. Determining a Logical Point Practice 4 pp. 392-393


29. Fri 4/3 b. Review Tests 1, 2, and 3 pp. 394-397

c. Read: "Do It Better" pp. 398-403

d. Reading comprehension Questions pp. 404-405

e. Discussion Questions p. 406

f. The Basics Of Argument: Mastery Tests 1-3 pp. 407-412

Week 12 Part II TEN READING SELECTIONS


30. 4/6 Mon 1. Winners, Losers, or Just Kids?" pp. 421-423

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. 423-424

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 425-426


31. 4/8 Wed. 2. "The Story Teller" pp. 429-432

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. 433-434

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 434-436


32. 4/10 Fri 3. "Disaster and Friendship" pp. 439-442

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. 442-444

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 444-446


Week 13


33. 4/13 Mon. 4. "Read all About it" pp. 448-451

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. pp. 451-452

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 453-454


34. 4/15 Wed. 5. "Adult Children at Home" pp. 457-460

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. 460-462

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp.462-63


35. 4/17 Fri. 6. "How to Make It In College, Now That You're Here" pp. 466-471"

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. 472-473

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 474-475


Week 14


36. 4/20 Mon. 7. "False Ideas About Reading" pp. 479-482

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. 482-483

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp.484-485


37. 4/22 Wed. 8. "Are You a Good Listener?" pp. 487-491

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. 492-493

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 493-495


38. 4/24 Fri 9. "Dealing with Feelings" pp. 497-501

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. 501-502

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp.503-504


Week 15


39. 4/27 Mon. 10. "Childhood Stress and Resilience" pp. 507-510

a. Vocabulary Questions pp. 511-512

b. Reading Comprehension Questions pp. 513-514


PART III Active Reading p. 517


40. 4/29 Wed. 1. An Introduction to Active Reading pp. 519-526

2. Practice in Active Reading: Combined Skills Tests p. 527

a. Combined Skills Test :1 pp. 528-29

b. Combined Skills Test :2. pp. 530-31


41. 5/1 Fri 2. Practice in Active Reading: Combined skills Tests pp. 527-557

a. Combined Skills Test: 3. pp. 532-533

b. Combined Skills Test: 4. pp. 534-535

c. Combined Skills Test: 5. pp. 536-553


Week 16


42. 5/4 Mon. a. Combined Skills Test: 6 pp. 538-539

b. Combined Skills Test: 7 pp. 540-541

c. Combined Skills Test: 8 pp. 542-543


43 5/6 Wed. a. Combined Skills Test: 9 pp. 544-545

b. Combined Skills Test:10 pp. 546-547

c. Combined Skills Test:11 pp. 548-549


44. 5/8 Fri Reading Improvement Inventory Exam


45. 5/11-15 FINALS (Date to be announced)



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