English 188 Academic Reading Lab Work
Spring Semester 2010 - February 16 to June 9

English 188 is a reading course designed for students need to work on their basic skills. Various word attack skills are covered, including phonics, word analysis through the study of prefixes and word roots, and the use of context clues. Methods to improve comprehension are covered. There is extensive use of computer assisted instruction. This three unit credit course meets the corequisite for English 189 and prerequisite for English 190.



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The class assigned this lab work is:
Your Professor, Mr. Doyle:

818-240-1000, ext.5343
ddoyle@glendale.edu
office: LB 203

2767 English 188 MWF 9:30AM-10:31 AD 242 Final Exam: Wednesday, June 2, 7:30AM

Holidays:

No School on Memorial Day, May 31
Spring Break: April 12-April17


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How to Do These Assignments

Online copy of the English 188 Syllabus
free download: print and bind yourself, or buy bound copy from the bookstore.

Your lab work check-in record (updated each week on Sunday afternoon)

Week Assignments:
1
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  2. Show you are serious about the class:Get your books immediately.
  3. The Basics (READ ME FIRST)
  4. About the English Lab
  5. Read this selection from the media
  6. Lesson 41A
  7. Lesson 41B
  8. Lesson 41C
  9. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .

2
  1. Tap here for latest news from Mr. Doyle's Blog
  2. Six Keys to Quicker Learning
  3. About the poem "Lot's Wife" (p.3)
  4. The story of Lot's Wife" in Genesis
  5. Vocabulary from "Lot's Wife" (p.3) ,
    the "Birthday Party" (p.43), and "Richard Cory" (p.4)

  6. The Birthday Party by Katherine Brush (p.43)
  7. "Richard Cory" by E.A.Robinson
  8. Quiz on Vocabulary for Week 2
  9. What's your e-mail address?
  10. Written Assignment #1
  11. SQ3R Method for study reading
  12. Improve Your Study Reading
  13. What's Wrong with this picture...review
  14. Reading and Memory
  15. Sample of a song based on this poem
  16. Read this selection from the media
  17. Lesson 42A
  18. Lesson 42B
  19. Lesson 42C
  20. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
3
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  2. Answer these questions to determine your Learning Style.
  3. About Your Learning Style
  4. "Shame" by Dick Gregory
  5. "Warren Prior" by Alden Nowlan
  6. Vocabulary from "Shame" (p.213) and Warren Pryor (p.5)
  7. Quiz on Vocabulary from "Shame" and Warren Pryor
  8. Word Attack Skills
  9. Vocabulary Skills
  10. Improving your Memory
  11. Memory Quiz
  12. Written Assignment #2 about "Shame"
  13. Learning And Remembering
  14. Summary of Phonics Rules and Samples of vowel sounds
  15. What is Information Literacy?
  16. Read this selection from the media
  17. Lesson 51A
  18. Lesson 51B
  19. Lesson 51C
  20. Lesson 52A
  21. Lesson 52B
  22. Lesson 52C
  23. Make sure you have the textbooks for this class.
  24. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
4
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  2. "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
  3. Vocabulary from "The Road Not Taken" (p.6) and
    "Daddy Tucked the Blanket" (p.215)

  4. Daddy Tucked the Blanket
  5. Quiz on Vocabulary for this week's literature selections
  6. Written Assignment #3
  7. Phonics Practice Quiz
    Answer Key for the "Mark these Syllables Pages"
    in the Student Workbook:
  8. page 13 in the 188 syllabus book
  9. page 14 in the 188 syllabus book
  10. Mr. Doyle's Funny Fonix Rap
  11. The Short Vowel Sounds Review QuickTime
  12. Extra Reading: College Drug Use
  13. Read this selection from the media
  14. Lesson 53A
  15. Lesson 53B
  16. Lesson 53C
  17. Lesson 54A
  18. Lesson 54B
  19. Lesson 54C
  20. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .

5
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  2. "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home" by Craig Raine
  3. "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury
  4. Picture of Ray Bradbury
  5. Vocabulary from "The Veldt" (p.77) and
    "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home" (p.13)

  6. Quiz on this Week's Vocabulary
  7. page 19 in the 188 syllabus book

    Practice for the test: Review these lessons

  8. phonics practice
  9. syllables practice
  10. more syllables practice
  11. Practice Quiz for all the Vocabulary
    from the text up to this week.
  12. Read this selection from the media
  13. Lesson 61A
  14. Lesson 61B
  15. Lesson 61C
  16. Lesson 62A
  17. Lesson 62B
  18. Lesson 62C
  19. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
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The first quiz is coming up next week.
Review the textbook vocabulary and the phonics rules.
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  2. REVIEW THESE THINGS BEFORE THE TEST
  3. "A Hanging" by George Orwell
  4. About "A Hanging"
  5. "Digging" by Seamus Heaney
  6. What "Digging" is about
  7. Vocabulary from "A Hanging" (p.219) and "Digging" (p.19)
  8. Dividing Words into Syllables
  9. Read this selection from the media
  10. Lesson 63A
  11. Lesson 63B
  12. Lesson 63C
  13. Lesson 64A
  14. Lesson 64B
  15. Lesson 64C
  16. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
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Test this week.
Review all vocab from the expensive book weeks 1-5.
Review phonics and dividing words up into syllables.
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  2. Quiz on Vocabulary from Week 6
  3. "Gimpel the Fool" by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  4. Vocabulary from "Gimpel the Fool" (p.95)
  5. Vocabulary from "Gimpel the Fool" Quiz #2
  6. The Unicorn in the Garden
  7. Enroll in next semester's Reading Class.
  8. Murder, She Wrote
  9. extra reading
  10. Read this selection from the media
  11. Lesson 71A
  12. Lesson 71B
  13. Lesson 71C
  14. Lesson 72A
  15. Lesson 72B
  16. Lesson 72C
  17. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
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  2. The Naked and the Nude by Robert Graves
  3. "The Naked and the Nude" Vocabulary (p.39)
  4. President Clinton in Glendale
  5. Read this selection from the media
  6. Lesson 73A
  7. Lesson 73B
  8. Lesson 73C
  9. Lesson 74A
  10. Lesson 74B
  11. Lesson 74C
  12. Halloween Customs
  13. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
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  2. "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
  3. "A Rose for Emily" Vocabulary Part 1 (p.193)
  4. "A Rose for Emily" Vocabulary Part 2

    Greek and Latin Roots

    Practice Review
    Practice Quiz#1
    Practice Quiz#2
    Roots Reference Dictionary

  5. The Halloween Season
  6. Lesson 81A
  7. Lesson 81B
  8. Lesson 81C
  9. Lesson 82A
  10. Lesson 82B
  11. Lesson 82C
  12. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
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  2. Check your answers to the exercise on page 23 (Match the Words #1) in the syllabus.
  3. "Pangur Ban" - The "White Cat"
    (by an unknown Irish monk in the 9th century)
  4. The author Alastair Reid reads his poem "Curiosity" (p.36)
  5. Vocabulary from "Making the Grade" (p.237)
  6. "Making the Grade" by Kurt Wiesenfeld
  7. Read this selection from the media
  8. Lesson 83A
  9. Lesson 83B
  10. Lesson 83C
  11. Lesson 84A
  12. Lesson 84B
  13. Lesson 84C
  14. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
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Message from Mr. Doyle


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  2. Check your answers to the exercise on page 24 (Match the Words #2) in the book.
  3. Check your answers to the exercise on page 25 (Match the Words #3) in the book.
  4. "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
  5. Vocabulary from "Harrison Bergeron" (p.53)
  6. Things to think about when reading "Harrison Bergeron"
  7. About the Author
  8. Read this selection from the media
  9. Lesson 85A
  10. Lesson 85B
  11. Lesson 85C
  12. Lesson 86A
  13. Lesson 86B
  14. Lesson 86C
  15. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
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    There will be a QUIZ on Greek and Latin Roots AND
    Vocabulary from the textbook this week!
    Review these exercises:

    Greek and Latin Roots

    Practice Quiz#3
    Practice Quiz#4
    Roots Reference Dictionary
    Textbook Vocabulary
  2. "Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan
  3. Vocabulary from "Mother Tongue" (p.227)
  4. About Amy Tan
  5. How to Outline
  6. Check your answers to the work on page 37 in the book
  7. Read this selection from the media
  8. Lesson 87A
  9. Lesson 87B
  10. Lesson 87C
  11. Lesson 88A
  12. Lesson 88B
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13
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  2. Finding Main Ideas
  3. "Should a Man be Put in Jail for what's he thinking?" by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
  4. "Should a Man be Put in Jail..." Vocabulary (p.244)
  5. Read this selection from the media
  6. Lesson 89A
  7. Lesson 89B
  8. Lesson 89C
  9. Lesson 90A
  10. Lesson 90B
  11. Lesson 90C
  12. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
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  2. "My Father's Song" by Simon Oriz, page 11
  3. "Elegy for My Father, Who is Not Dead" by Andrew Hudgins, page 12
  4. Vocabulary from "My Father's Song" by Simon Oriz, page 11 and
    "Elegy for my Father..." by Andrew Hudgins, page 12
  5. Outline Review Quiz
  6. Media Matters for America
  7. Lesson 91A
  8. Lesson 91B
  9. Lesson 91C
  10. Lesson 92A
  11. Lesson 92B
  12. Lesson 92C
  13. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
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  1. Tap here for latest news from Mr. Doyle's Blog

    Finals start this Wednesday

  2. Practice Quiz for the Vocabulary from Critical Reading
  3. Media Matters for America
  4. Lesson 93A
  5. Lesson 93B
  6. Lesson 93C
  7. Lesson 94A
  8. Lesson 94B
  9. Lesson 94C
  10. If you have finished everything on this page and need
    extra credit hours, go to this Reading Extra Credit Page .
  11. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
    You should have at least 16 hours of Lab Work done
    by the end of the semester.
    When you finish everything on this page and
    need extra credit hours, go to this Reading Extra Credit Page .
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REVIEW for the FINALS!

Finish Lab work assignments by June 1.

Requirements/Grading:
First Trimester Test - 15%
Second Trimester Test - 20%
Final Exam - 35%
Participation -demonstrated by:
-completing syllabus book - 10%
-finishing lab work - 10%
General Reading Level Improvement (measured by standardized tests) - 10%

Student Learning Outcomes


Students may schedule makeup tests if they get a D or F on the trimester or midterm, but cannot makeup the Final. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw officially from the college or drop classes when he or she stops attending and to observe established deadlines, otherwise, "F'' grades may be assigned. Students are expected to attend all classes; irregular class attendance and/or frequent tardiness may result in being dropped. Students are also required to be respectful of the learning environment and to avoid disrupting class by arriving late, engaging in personal conversation, or leaving class before the assigned dismissal time.

Students with Disabilities
Mr. Doyle and Glendale College invite the participation of all students in this class. For special help and accommodations, including obtaining special proctoring for tests, free note taking, assistance for blind students, etc. please contact the GCC Center for Students with Disabilities. These students' helpers, note takers, guides and assistants are welcome as well.

Academic dishonesty policy
Glendale College has an Academic Dishonesty policy forbidding various types of cheating, including plagiarism. Incidents of academic dishonesty will be referred to the Vice-President of Instruction's office.

Electronic device policy
Generally, cell phones, ipods, and other electronic devices should be turned off when class begins to avoid disrupting class. Students may not text-message or make or receive calls during class. However, students may use laptops in class to take notes or to access the class web page or the online syllabus. Abuse of this privilege may result in its revocation. Students may use digital recording devices to tape lectures. Students with disabilities and their assistants may use any necessary electronic accommodating device.

Grade Criteria
95-100 A Outstanding, demonstrates an unusual degree of intellectual initiative
90-94 A- Excellent, demonstrates intellectual initiative
85-89 B+ Noteworthy, high degree of intellectual achievement
80-84 B Very good, above average level of intellectual achievement
78-79 B- Good, admirable level of performance
75-77 C+ Performance beyond basic expectations of course
70-74 C Average, satisfactory work
65-69 C- Somewhat less than satisfactory
60-64 D+ Less than satisfactory, but passing
55-59 D Barely passing, work of inferior quality
50-54 D- Work of very poor quality, close to failing
<49 F Failure, work is unacceptable


Office hours and telephone number
Mr. Doyle's office is LB203 and his GCC phone number is 818-240-1000, ext 5343. Mr. Doyle will be available in his office between 12:00-1:00 most days.