2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL 135 - Reading IV

Credits: 3
The goal of this course is for students to develop advanced–low level reading skills through analysis of assigned texts.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply reading strategies (i.e. skimming, scanning, finding main ideas, drawing conclusions, paraphrasing, summarizing and using context clues) at an advanced – low level.
  2. Identify the setting, main ideas, details, themes, and facts and opinions from stories in advanced – low level ESL textbooks and compare and contrast the relationships between the text and real-life experiences as it relates to the student and others.
  3. Analyze and discuss lexical items in the context of the story and construct sentences and questions using the vocabulary words in an academic context.
  4. Compose summaries of advanced – low level ESL texts with accurately paraphrased main ideas and major details and without plagiarizing.

Prerequisite: ESL Placement Test; or ESL 132  with a grade of C- or higher; or Instructor approval
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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