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Reading Courses

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

READ 0800 Learning Support Reading I             3 credit hours
This course focuses on reading completion that demonstrates mastery of essential topics such as vocabulary development, literal comprehension, and inferential comprehension. Students reading assignments will be based on a diagnostic reading assessment. Upon successful completion of the READ 0800 course, the student will have the ability to read, comprehend, and analyze college entry-level passages. The student must master one of the two required Learning Support Reading Competencies to receive a passing grade for this course. (Prerequisite: 13 to 18 Reading ACT or comparable placement score.) (This course is institutional credit only.) 3 hrs. lecture/lab.

READ 0802 Learning Support Reading II            2 credit hours
This course is a continuation of the READ 0800 course. The course allows a student to complete additional lab time in the Learning Support Reading Lab to obtain the mastery level required to exit Learning Support Reading without repeating content material from READ 0800. The student is required to attend a  scheduled lab 2 hours per week until exit mastery level is documented at the critical reading and analysis stage of college entry-level passages. This course is institutional credit only. Prerequisite: Mastery level of Learning Support Reading outcomes at the 1st of two competency levels. (This course is institutional credit only.) 2 hrs. lecture/lab.

LEARNING SUPPORT COMPETENCIES FOR READING:
 
The Tennessee Board of Regents system has identified two competencies for its Reading programs. They are identified in the table below:
 
  First Competency Mastery Point for Learning Support in Reading
The student will successfully demonstrate mastery of the following skills and strategies when reading and studying uncomplicated early high school level passages (readability of 9-10th grade)
Exit Competency Mastery Point for Learning Support in Reading
The student will successfully demonstrate mastery of the following skills and strategies when reading and studying uncomplicated college entry-level passages.
Main Ideas
Identify clear main ideas or purpose.
Identify and infer main ideas or purpose.
Supporting Details
Locate basic facts that are clearly stated.  Summarize basic ideas and events.
Locate important details.  Summarize basic ideas and events.
Organization/Relationship Determine when events occurred.  Identify clear cause-effect relationships.  Identify similarities and difference between people, ideas and events.
Order simple sequences of events. Identify clear cause-effect relationships.  Identify similarities and differences between people, ideas, and events.
Vocabulary Development
Use context to understand words and phrases, including basic figurative language. Use context to understand literal and figurative language.
Critical Reading/Logic
Draw simple generalizations and conclusions about people, ideas, and so on.
 
Distinguish fact from opinion.
 
Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information and ideas from text.
Draw generalizations and conclusions about people, ideas, and so on.
 
Distinguish fact from opinion; evaluate assertion and evidence.
 
Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information and ideas from text.
Strategic Reading
Demonstrate the use of cognitive reading process elements to aid comprehension and memory, such as activating, integrating, and building background knowledge; using visual and other sensory images; and developing emotional connections to text.

Demonstrate appropriate adjustment of reading method and rate according to difficulty of text and purpose for reading.
 
Create effective study guides (maps, outlines, summaries, etc.) that incorporate understanding texts’ of main ideas, supporting details, and organizational patterns.
Use information from visual aids such as maps, charts, graph, time lines, tables, and diagrams in understanding text.
 
Employ a study method that includes steps such as previewing, marking or annotation, questioning and reviewing material.
 
Use a textbook’s features such as table of contexts, preface, introduction, titles, subtitles, index, glossary, appendix, and bibliography to acquire information efficiently.
Demonstrate the use of cognitive reading process elements to aid comprehension and memory, such as activating, integrating, and building background knowledge; using visual and other sensory images; and developing emotional connections to text.

Demonstrate appropriate adjustment of reading method and rate according to difficulty of text and purpose for reading.
 
Create effective study guides (maps, outlines, summaries, etc.) that incorporate understanding of texts’ main ideas, supporting details, and organizational patterns.
Use information from visual aids such as maps, charts, graph, time lines, tables, and diagrams in understanding text.
 
Employ a study method that includes steps such as previewing, marking or annotation, questioning and reviewing material.
 
Use a textbook’s features such as table of contexts, preface, introduction, titles, subtitles, index, glossary, appendix, and bibliography to acquire information efficiently.
  


 
    

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