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RED405: Read Lab 10 (2009-2010)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: English Language Arts
COURSE TITLE: Reading Lab 10
CALENDAR YEAR: 2009-2010

Major Concepts/Content: Improve reading achievement for students not reading at grade level through the use of a whole group instructional model with small group rotations: Whole Group Literacy Instruction with technology support providing models and Lexile leveled text passages for instruction

  • Modeled or independent reading using leveled literature to model or practice good reading strategies
Small Group instruction provides daily student-teacher interaction to build skills that facilitate the reading of increasingly complex materials. Examples include:
  • Vocabulary Development-general, technical, content-specific
  • Following Directions at increasingly complex levels
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Using Effective Study Skills-note taking, outlining, graphic organizers
  • Reading for Recreation and Problem Solving
Major topics to be studied include the essential components or reading: vocabulary development, building fluency, comprehension, and structural analysis, study/reference skills and reading in the content areas.

Major Instructional Activities: nstructional activities will be provided in a classroom setting using

  • Content area text
  • Tradebooks-Lexile leveled to match student's instructional level
  • Supplementary and reference materials
  • Software support

Major Evaluative Techniques: Assessment instruments used will illustrate strengths as well as needs of students:

  • Assessment on class assignments, written work, oral discussions, class participation
  • Performance Assessment: Students demonstrate knowledge of course-related reading skills by applying and using specific reading strategies
  • Self-Assessment on skills and comprehension
  • Weekly conference with teacher to identify goals and assess progress to date

Essential Expectations: Upon successful completion of Reading Lab 10 course, the student should be able to:
Upon completion of the reading support course, students should be able to:

  • Apply higher-level comprehension skills
  • Practice study techniques
  • Identify the meaning of specialized words in the content area
  • Identify the stated and implied main ideas
  • Articulate conclusions about personal reading tastes
  • Read a wide range of print and nonprint texts

Course Notes: Can be used for elective credit only.