English 190 Academic Reading II Lab Work
Summer 2009 - June 22 - July 24, 5 Weeks

This class is for students who wish to improve their college reading skills. Various textbook study methods are covered, as are memory improvement, vocabulary building through the study of prefixes and roots, and the use of context clues. Some basic word attack skills are reviewed, but the emphasis of the course is on strengthening higher-level reading comprehension as well as improving critical reading. Methods to improve literal and inferential comprehension are covered. This is a graded class and meets the reading prerequisite for English 191.

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Professor Doyle:

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


The classes assigned this lab work are:
2637 English 190 MTWThF 8:00AM - 10:10 AD 242 Final Exam: Thursday, July 23, 8 AM
2675 English 190 MTWThF 10:30AM - 12:40 AD 242 Final Exam: Thursday, July 23, 10:30 AM

Holiday Friday, July 3rd


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Other Required Textbooks. How to Do These Assignments
Online copy of the English 190 Syllabus
This is a required text: buy a bound copy from the bookstore or print this pdf copy for free
Your lab work check-in record.
posted weekly-finish your lab work by Sunday night
Registered Book Report Books posted regularly when we start doing our book report books Academic Honesty Policy Register your Book Report Book



Week Assignments:
1
  1. About this week's work
  2. Show you are serious about the class:Get your books immediately.
  3. The Basics (READ ME FIRST)
  4. About the English Lab
  5. Lesson 94A
  6. Lesson 94B
  7. Lesson 94C



  8. Six Keys to Quicker Learning
  9. Vowel Test
  10. "Barbie Doll" (p.20)
  11. Vocabulary from "Barbie Doll"
  12. Vocabulary Quiz from "Barbie Doll"
  13. Author Anne Lamott on body image
  14. Vocabulary from "A day at the beach with my "aunties"" by Anne Lamott
  15. Vocabulary from "When is it Rape?" (p.259)
  16. Vocabulary Quiz from "When is it Rape?"
  17. Comprehension Quiz from "When is it Rape?"
  18. "When is it Rape?" -original article in Time magazine
  19. What's your e-mail address?
  20. Answer these questions to determine your Learning Style.
  21. SQ3R Method for study reading
  22. What's Wrong with this picture...review
  23. Reading and Memory
  24. Lesson 95A
  25. Lesson 95B
  26. Lesson 95C
  27. Study Word Lists from the Text


  28. More about Learning Styles
  29. Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden
  30. A Red Palm by Gary Soto
  31. Vocabulary from "Those Winter Sundays" (p.8)
  32. Vocabulary from "Austere" (p.8) and "The Red Palm" (p.9)
  33. Word Attack Skills
  34. Vocabulary Skills
  35. Mr. Doyle's Funny Fonix Rap
    BEWARE: May cause nightmares!
  36. Summary of Phonics Rules and Samples of vowel sounds
  37. Phonics Practice Quiz
  38. Dividing Words into Syllables
  39. Improving your Memory
  40. Memory Test
  41. Article on Improving Memory
  42. Lesson 96A
  43. Lesson 96B
  44. Lesson 96C
  45. Make sure you have the textbooks for this class.
  46. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
2
  1. About this week's work
  2. Tell Mr. Doyle the name of the Book you are Reading
    Bring the Book to Class on Thursday.
  3. English is Crazy
  4. Tips on Using the Context
  5. Quiz on Using the Context
  6. Vocabulary from "The Lottery" (p.43)
  7. "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
  8. I, Too by Langston Hughes (p.6)
  9. Harlem (Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes (p.7)
  10. Mother to Son by Langston Hughes (p.7)
  11. The Poetry of Langston Hughes
  12. Cumulative Quiz of words from the text
  13. Lesson 97A
  14. Lesson 97B
  15. Lesson 97C
  16. Extra Reading: College Drug Use


  17. Daystar by Rita Dove
  18. About the Poet Rita Dove
  19. A Lady Once Told Me by Nikki Giovanni
  20. About the Poet Nikki Giovanni
  21. Bedtime Story by George Macbeth
  22. About the Poet George Macbeth
  23. Vocabulary from "Daystar" (p.10), "Once a Lady Told Me" (p.11)
    and the "Bedtime Story" (p.14)
  24. Research the Author of your Reading Book
  25. Practice Review for Greek and Latin Roots
  26. Roots Reference Dictionary
  27. Lesson 98A
  28. Lesson 98B
  29. Lesson 98C



  30. "The Gilded Six-Bits" (p.63)
  31. Vocabulary from "The Gilded Six-Bits" (p.63)
  32. Cumulative Quiz of words from the text
  33. Roots Practice Quiz#1
  34. Roots Practice Quiz#2
  35. Lesson 99A
  36. Lesson 99B
  37. Lesson 99C



    Independence Day Holiday - Campus Closed July 3rd.


  38. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
3
Test this week. Review all the vocabulary from the expensive book,
weeks 1,2, and 3 and all the Greek and Latin root words.
  1. About this week's work
  2. Study these words from the textbook
    for the test next week
  3. review page 28 from the book
  4. review page 29 from the book
  5. review page 29-30 from the book
  6. review page 31 from the book
  7. review page 32 from the book
  8. review page 33 from the book
  9. review page 34 from the book
  10. review page 35 from the book
  11. Vocabulary from "Counting the Mad" (p.15),
    "Much Madness is Divinest Sense" (p.16) and "Mr. Z" (p.20)
  12. Vocabulary from "Counting the Mad" (p.15),
    "Much Madness is Divinest Sense" (p.16) and "Mr. Z" (p.20)
  13. Counting the Mad
  14. About the Poet Donald Justice
  15. Much Madness is Divinest Sense
  16. Mr.Z
  17. Roots Practice Quiz#3
  18. Roots Practice Quiz#4
  19. Lesson 100A
  20. Lesson 100B
  21. Lesson 100C



  22. "The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"
  23. Vocabulary from "The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" (p.72)
  24. Cumulative Quiz of words from the text
  25. Extra Reading: Halloween Customs
  26. Lesson 93A
  27. Lesson 93B
  28. Lesson 93C
  29. Spoon River Anthology
  30. The Vacuum
  31. About the Poet Howard Nemerov
  32. Vocabulary from "Poems from the Spoon River Anthology" (p.16)
    and "Vacuum" (p.22)
  33. Lesson 92A
  34. Lesson 92B
  35. Lesson 92C
  36. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
4
  1. About this week's work
  2. "Starved Out" (p.246)
  3. Finding Main Ideas
  4. How to Outline
  5. Outline Review Quiz
  6. "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty (p.107)
  7. Vocabulary from "A Worn Path" (p.107)
  8. Cumulative Quiz of words from the text
  9. Lesson 91A
  10. Lesson 91B
  11. Lesson 91C



  12. About this week's work

  13. Practice Analogies Quiz
  14. Chimera Analogies Test
  15. Vocabulary from "Torture's Allure and Effect" (p.294)
  16. Torture's Dark Allure
  17. Lesson 90A
  18. Lesson 90B
  19. Lesson 90C



  20. Fact or Opinion Practice
  21. Mass Media and Politics
  22. Mass Media and Bias
  23. Vocabulary from "Dulce et Decorum" (p.25)
  24. "Dulce et Decorum" by Wilfred Owen
  25. "Dulce et Decorum" by Wilfred Owen video
  26. Lesson 89A
  27. Lesson 89B
  28. Lesson 89C
  29. When you finish these materials, check this box and press .
5
  1. Vocabulary from "The Unknown Citizen" (p.35)
  2. "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden
  3. review page 77 from the book
  4. Quiz on Fact or Opinion

  5. Lesson 88A
  6. Lesson 88B



  7. "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost (p.26)
  8. Detecting Bias in the News
  9. News Bias Explored
  10. Word Choice Drill
  11. Lesson 87A
  12. Lesson 87B
  13. Lesson 87C



  14. What is Propaganda?
  15. More about propaganda
  16. Quiz on Propaganda terms
  17. Examples of Propaganda
  18. JibJab Videos
  19. Lesson 86A
  20. Lesson 86B
  21. Lesson 86C
  22. What's going to be on the final? Tap here to see!
  23. 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 .
REVIEW for the FINALS!

Finals are on July 23.

Finish Lab work assignments by July 23





Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 35%
Midterm Exam - 25%
Participation -demonstrated by:
-completing syllabus book - 10%
-finishing lab work - 10%
Book Report/Review - 15%
General Reading Level Improvement (measured by standardized tests) - 5%

Students may schedule makeup tests if they get a D or F on the 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 may result in being dropped.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of textbook strategies to preview and scan texts for main ideas. Discriminate between primary and subordinate statements in a paragraph and create and follow an outline. Discriminate between fact and opinion statements and recognize and determine the mode of propaganda in a text.
  • Define and use at least 100 Greek or Latin roots and over 300 words based on those roots.
  • Write a book review which shows ability to analyze, synthesize, and think critically about a text.

Students may schedule makeup tests if they get a D or F on the 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. Because of the length of summer classes, there will be a short break in the middle of each class period; students not returning at the assigned time will be marked absent.

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.

Office hours and telephone number
Mr. Doyle's office is LB203 and his GCC phone number is 818-240-1000, ext 5343. Instructors usually do not have office hours during the summer, however, Mr. Doyle will be available in his office between 10:15-10:30 and 12:45PM-1:15 most days.