District Syllabus
REA0007
Developmental Reading I


Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours: 4 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: Placement at the college level or completion of the appropriate exit-level developmental course(s) with a grade of “C” or better
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: REA0007 is a college preparatory reading course that builds basic skills in vocabulary and literal and critical comprehension. This course emphasizes student development of successful reading strategies.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Lecture Classes (1st of 2 books)
    Nist, Sherrie L. Building Vocabulary Skills, 4th ed., Townsend Press, 2002. ISBN: 9781591941880
  • Lecture Classes (2nd of 2 books)
    Langan. Ten Steps to Building College Reading Skills, 5th ed., Townsend Press, 2011. ISBN: 1591942438
  • Modularized Classes
    D.J. Henry. The Effective Reader with MyReadingLabPlus, 3rd ed., Pearson, 2011. ISBN: 9781269209984
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
1. Achieve mastery of reading comprehension skills.
2. Achieve mastery of vocabulary skills.      
              
              
              
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
1.   To develop each reader’s understanding of his or her own  
     reading ability.
2.   To enable students to grow in their ability to think and react 
     to written and oral materials.
3.   To teach students the range of specific reading skills.

      •Identify the topic and stated/implied main idea in a multi-
       paragraph selection in print and online

      •Identify specific information in a multi-paragraph selection

      •Distinguish between major and minor details in a multi-
       paragraph selection

      •Analyze the author’s tone and support with examples, 
       including denotative, connotative meaning, and figurative  
       language

      •Evaluate the author’s use of facts and opinions

      •Determine the primary and secondary patterns of 
       organization for a paragraph and multi-paragraph selection

      •Identify the transition words that are associated with each 
       pattern

      •Identify relationships between and/or within sentences

      •Detect Bias

      •Use contextual clues and structural analysis to clarify 
       meanings and broaden academic vocabulary 

      •Identify and use contextual clues to determine the meanings 
       of words in multiple sentences

      •Analyze the details to infer what the author is implying  
       and draw logical conclusions in a paragraph and multi- 
       paragraph selection

      •Synthesize the information in a text in order to make 
       inferences and draw logical conclusions

      •Determine whether an argument is logical, relevant, and 
       adequate based on the evidence provided in a passage

4.   To develop a broader vocabulary.
5.   To increase a student’s fluency and speed of comprehension in 
     reading.
6.   To provide students the opportunity for strengthening their  
     specific reading weaknesses.

              
              
              
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.