Basic Reading Skills: Tentative Schedule
Spring 2005, Nielsen, READ 0090, Section 1

Week  Date                Activity
 

1.         Jan. 5               Course Introduction, Syllabus, Expectations, Attendance and
                                    Syllabus, How to Use the Text Books

            Jan. 7               Characteristics of Successful Readers

2.         Jan. 10             Chapter 1: Introduction to Clear Thinking
                                   
Studying Vocabulary; Chapter 1 in Vocabulary Book

            Jan. 12             Read and complete Chapter 1, pp. 9-24 in the Building text
                                    Reading selection and discussion; Vocabulary homework due

            Jan. 14             Vocabulary 1 Quiz; Reading selection

3.         Jan. 17             Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday: No Class

Jan. 19             Introduce Chapter 2: Vocabulary in Context; Introduce Vocabulary 2


Jan. 21             Clear Thinking Quiz; Read and complete pp. 41-55 in the Building text

                        Vocabulary 2 Homework Due

4.         Jan. 24             Introduce Vocabulary Chapter 3; Introduce Chapter 3: Main Ideas

            Jan. 26             Read and complete pp. 73-93 in Building text
                                    Reading selection and discussion; Main Idea practice

            Jan. 28             Vocabulary 2 and 3 Quiz; Vocabulary in Context Quiz

5.         Jan. 31             Introduce Chapter 4: Supporting Details; Vocabulary Chapter 4

            Feb. 2              Reading and complete pp. 111-126 in Building text

            Feb. 4              Vocabulary 4 Quiz; Reading selection                                     

6.                  Feb. 7              Introduce Vocabulary Chapter 5; Practice

Feb. 9              Reading selection and discussion

Feb. 11            Vocabulary 5 Quiz; Chapters 3 and 4 Quiz

7.         Feb. 14            Introduce Vocabulary Chapter 6; Introduce Locations of Main Ideas

            Feb. 16            Read and complete Chapter 5, pp. 147-160, in Building text;

            Feb. 18            Vocabulary 6 Quiz; More Locations of Main Idea Practice

8.         Feb. 21            More main idea practice
           
Feb. 23            Chapter 5 Quiz (Locations of Main Ideas); Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz
           
Feb. 25            Reading selection (novel, play, short story)

9.         Feb. 28            Introduce Implied Main Ideas; Introduce Vocabulary 7

            Mar. 2              Read and complete Chapter 6, pp. 179-198, in Building text
            Mar. 4              Vocabulary 7 Quiz; Reading selection and practice
 

Mar.  7-12      Spring Break: No Class
 

10.       Mar. 14            Reading selection (novel, play, short story)

            Mar. 16            Chapter 6 Quiz (Implied Main Ideas)

            Mar. 18            Midterm Averages and Self-Assessment

11.       Mar. 21            Introduce Vocabulary 8; Introduce Relationships I

            Mar. 23            Read and complete Chapter 7, pp. 217-234

            Mar. 25            Vocabulary 8 Quiz; Reading Selection

12.       Mar. 28            Introduce Vocabulary 9, Introduce Relationships II

            Mar. 30            Read and complete Chapter 8, pp. 253-272, in Building text

            Apr. 1              Vocabulary 9 Quiz; Patterns Practice with Magazines

13.       Apr. 4              Patterns Practice

            Apr. 6              Grading day: Do patterns practice in Writing Lab (315 LIA)

            Apr. 8              Relationships Quiz

14.       Apr. 11            Introduce Inference; Vocabulary 10

            Apr. 13            Read and complete Chapter 9, pp. 293-305

            Apr. 15            Inference Practice; Vocabulary 10 Quiz

15.       Apr. 18            Inference Practice

            Apr. 20            Chapter 9: Inference Test

            Apr. 22            Review for Final Exam using the Building text

16.       Apr. 25            Final Exam

            Apr. 27            Eligibility for Exit Test

Exit Test:        Wednesday, May 4, 8:30-10:30 a.m.               
 

NOTE: Topics and test dates may be moved or added as needed.               

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