Reading Skills: Tentative Schedule
Spring 2011, Nielsen, READ 1100, Section 1 (Revised)

 

Week  Date                  Activity

 

4.         Jan. 27             Developing Academic Vocabularies and Understanding Allusions

                                    Review Vocabulary 9; Reading Rate Assessment
                                    Read and complete Chapter 2, pp. 54-67 in Reading for Thinking

 

5.         Feb. 1              Test-wise Strategies; Introduce Vocabulary 10

                                    Read and complete pp. 73-85 and 90-95 in Reading for Thinking

                                    Vocabulary 9 Quiz

            Feb. 3              Chapters 1 and 2 Test

 

6.         Feb. 8              Chapter 3: Reviewing the Essentials

            Feb. 10            Essentials Continued: Topic Sentences

                                   Read and complete Chapter 3, pp. 98-107 in Reading for Thinking

                                   Introduce Vocabulary 11; Vocabulary 10 Quiz

 

7.         Feb. 15            Essentials Continued: Major and Minor Details
                                    Read and complete pp. 107-123 in Reading for Thinking

            Feb. 17            Read and complete pp. 123-138 and 144-150, 15-162 in Reading for Thinking;
                                    Vocabulary 11 Quiz;
Introduce Implied Main Ideas

            Feb. 19            Implied Main Ideas (continued); Introduce Vocabulary 12

                                    Read Chapter 6, pp. 326-341 and 378-383 in Reading for Thinking

 

8.         Feb. 22            Review for chapter test          

            Feb. 24            Chapters 3 and 6 (Implied Main Idea Section) Test; Vocabulary 12 Quiz

 

Spring Break: February 29 through March 6, 2011

 

9.         Mar. 8             Introduce Patterns of Organization

            Mar. 10           Patterns (continued); Read pp. 163-182 of Chapter 4 in Reading for Thinking;

                                    Introduce Speed Reading Plus

                                    Unit 2 Vocabulary Quiz

 

10.       Mar. 15            Patterns (continued); Read and complete pp. 182-215 & 229-234
                                     in Reading for Thinking;
Introduce Reading Rate; Introduce Vocab. 19 & 20

                Mar. 17            Reading Rate (continued); pattern practice

 

11.       Mar. 22            Musical Patterns Practice; Reading Rate Homework Due

            Mar. 24            Chapter 4 and Reading Rate Test; Vocabulary 19 & 20 Quiz

 

 

12.       Mar. 29            Introduce Inferences; Introduce Vocab. 21                          

            Mar. 31            Introduce Fact & Opinion (Chapter 7)

                                    Read & Complete pp. 362-368 and 387-393; Introduce Vocabulary 22

 

13.       Apr. 5              Introduce Purpose (Chapter 8); Vocabulary 21 Quiz

                                                Read Chapter 7, pp. 403-423 in Reading for Thinking

 

            Apr. 7              Introduce Tone

                                    Vocabulary 22 Quiz; Read Chapter 8, pp. 439-450 in Reading for Thinking

 

 

14.       Apr. 12            Introduce Bias (Chapter 9); Introduce Speed Reading Plus Extra Credit

                                    Introduce Vocabulary 23 and 24

                                    Read pp. 451-461 and 467-476 in Reading for Thinking

 

            Apr. 14            Bias Activity; Read pp. 477-501 and 537-540 in Reading for Thinking

 

 

15.       Apr. 19            Inference Practice; Read pp. 507-514 in Reading for Thinking

                                    Vocabulary 23 and 24 Quiz

 

            Apr. 21            Purpose, Tone, Fact & Opinion, Inference, & Bias Practice; Unit 4 Quiz

 

16.       Apr. 26           Chapter 7, 8, and 9 Test

 

            April 28           Speed Reading Plus Extra Credit Due

                                    Review for Final Exam

 

Final Exam: May 5, 2011 (Thursday, 8:00 a.m.)

           

 

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