Reading 1A Spring, 2012
ELI - Bellevue College
Days: Monday-Friday Office Phone: (425) 564-22564
Time: 12:30 – 1:20 Office: C230
Instructor: Christine Hall Office Hours: Mon-Fri by appointment
This class will help you read and understand better. You will work on reading skills in a textbook, build your vocabulary, and read for fun.
• Reading Power 1, 3rd edition by Mikulecky & Jeffries ISBN 0-13-814389-7
• a dictionary (a book or an electronic dictionary)
In this class, you will work on these skills or topics:
• Decode—make connections between letters and sounds
• Use a dictionary—find correct spellings, meanings, and parts of speech
• Vocbabulary—understand basic spelling rules
build and understand a core of basic vocabulary
• Scan—identify key words and find specific information quickly
• Skim—find main ideas and important details quickly
• Read for comprehension—understand the literal meaning of a passage
find the main idea and important details
• Critical reading—express feelings about a passage
make basic inferences from a passage
Please come to class on time. If you are 5 minutes late more than three times, it will count as one absence. If you are absent 10 or 11 days, you will receive a D. If you are absent 12 days, you will receive an F. If you are absent 15 times, you will be dismissed from the program.
I want the classroom to be a good place for learning. Therefore,
• Turn off your cell phone in class, and please do not eat in class.
• Don’t talk when someone else is talking
• Show respect for other people
There will be no class on May 28
Please turn in your homework on time. I will accept two late homework assignments only.
In order to pass this class, you must receive an overall grade of 75 percent or higher. For your overall grade, I will add up your scores in these areas:
Participation/Attendance 93-100 A
Journal & other HW 84-92 B
Tests and Quizzes 75-83 C
60-74 D (good effort)
0-74 F ( unsatisfactory effort)
Cheating and Plagiarism
You are in ELI classes to learn English, and teachers are here to help you. Cheating makes learning harder for both you and the teachers. There are different kinds of cheating:
• plagiarism (using another person’s writing)
• copying a classmate’s homework
• using an essay or presentation from a previous quarter
• using a “cheat sheet” during a test
• copying answers from a classmate during a test
If you cheat or plagiarize,
• the first time, you must do the assignment again, and your teacher will work with you so that you understand the problem
• the second time, you will fail the assignment
• the third time, you will fail the assignment and you will be reported to the Associate Dean of Student Services. You may be asked to leave the school.
If you require special help because of a disability, have emergency medical information, or need special arrangements in case of an emergency, please make an appointment with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). If you would like to ask about becoming a DRC student, you may call 425.564.2498 (TTY 425.564.4110), or go in person to the DRC Program Office in B-132.
Please refer to “Student Procedures and Expectations” on the Arts & Humanities Web site for all other information: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/studentinfo.asp.