READ & REACT 5
Instructor: Donna Cowan Office Location: R230
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 206-283-5106
Class Hour: M – F: 12:30 – 1:30 Office Hours: by appointment
Read & React emphasizes the kind of reading that you will encounter in academic classes at an American college or university. The intent of the class is to prepare you for academic success by building on the reading skills you acquired in the lower levels and analyzing a variety of subjects with longer readings. You will also read for pleasure and engage in sustained reading of a single broad subject. The course will include written responses to and discussion of various readings.
When the course is finished, students should be able to:
confirm or revise predictions made prior to reading a passage.
draw conclusions and make inferences from a reading.
· identify the author’s point of view in a reading
· analyze fiction through identification of plot, character, setting, theme style, tone and language.
· analyze non-fiction by recognizing rhetorical organization, types of support, style, tone and language.
· respond appropriately to questions about reading.
· express and opinion relevant to the content of a passage.
· support views with reasons and evidence
· extend and/or apply the ideas expressed in a reading to other situations.
· summarize and paraphrase a reading.
· identify significant similarities and differences between situations, characters, and outcomes.
· synthesize information to create ideas and opinions.
· recognize one’s own biases and values and acknowledge the perspectives of others.
· use evidence and logic to questions and analyze information.
· find specific materials in the library and online
· evaluate the quality of internet resources for authority, objectivity, accuracy, currency.
· cite sources using MLA format.
Topics For Today, Third Edition , by Lorraine Smith and Nancy Moire
The Hunger Games
A 3-ring binder for keeping and organizing the materials for this class.
An English-English Dictionary
GRADED WORK AND FINAL GRADES
Participation, Attitude and Effort 10%
Reading and Vocabulary Tests 40%
Homework Assignments 30%
Grading Scale: A = 93 – 100
B = 84 – 92
C = 75 - 83
D = 70 – 74 (Repeat class; good effort)
F = 0 – 70 (Repeat class; poor effort)
EXPECTATIONS FOR CLASS CONDUCT
Students With Special Needs:
If you require accommodation based on a documented disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make an appointment with DRC (Disability Resource Center). If you would like to inquire about becoming a DRC student, you may call 425-564-2498 or go in person to the DRC program office in B 132.
Students with mobility challenges who may need assistance in case of an emergency situation or evacuation should register with Disability Support Services, or review those needs with the instructor as well.