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RDG. 009 Essentials of Reading. About Me My name is Howard Taylor. My Lakeland email address is: You can contact me by email, or make arrangements for.

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1 RDG. 009 Essentials of Reading

2 About Me My name is Howard Taylor. My Lakeland address is: You can contact me by , or make arrangements for an appointment during class. If the class gets cancelled, you will get an announcing such, and a note will be place on the classroom door.

3 Classroom Setting We will meet in Rm. 105 for the traditional setting We will meet in Rm. 105 for the traditional setting We will meet in the computer lab, Rm. 107, for various reading activities We will meet in the computer lab, Rm. 107, for various reading activities

4 CLASS WORK TOPICS Course Topics: Using actual textbooks and special readings we will work on: Meaning of Words and Phrases Meaning of Words and Phrases Main Ideas and Details Main Ideas and Details Relationship Among Ideas Relationship Among Ideas Study Skills in Reading Study Skills in Reading (continued on next slide)

5 Topics in RDG 050 (Continued) Writers Purpose, Point of View and Intended Meaning Writers Purpose, Point of View and Intended Meaning Critical Reasoning Skills Critical Reasoning Skills

6 How will you be evaluated? A minimum of C is required to pass this course. I will be watching for class participation including how you: Observe and pay attention during class as to whats going on Observe and pay attention during class as to whats going on Grow in your reading level Grow in your reading level Listen during class Listen during class Perform on at least one oral presentation; Perform on at least one oral presentation; Details will be given later in the class.

7 Evaluation Points: Write-- This class will require two papers.Write-- This class will require two papers. Score on Quiz and test scoresScore on Quiz and test scores Score on other project assignments (A performance rubric will be used on these)Score on other project assignments (A performance rubric will be used on these) Read the two novels and do the assignments connected with themRead the two novels and do the assignments connected with them

8 The Syllabus Specific rules, guidelines and other topics are covered in the class syllabus. You are responsible for know whats in the syllabus for RDG 009

9 The Novels RDG 009 requires the reading of two novels as assigned by the teacher. Your writing papers and other work will be based around the novels Here are the titles and Info for ordering or finding your own titles (borrow, check out or purchase): Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (ISBN: ) Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (ISBN: ) Have a copy by Sept. 13 Nickel and Dimed, On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich (ISBN: ) Nickel and Dimed, On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich (ISBN: ) Have a copy of Nickel and Dimed by midterm Ideas for Procuring Books on the next slide

10 Getting your Novels Check out from Lakeland Library, or any public library. They can order books from the Library System Check out from Lakeland Library, or any public library. They can order books from the Library System Order used copies or new copies from Borders.com, Amazon, or perhaps Ebay. Order used copies or new copies from Borders.com, Amazon, or perhaps Ebay. Used books only run $1- $2, but the shipping cost is a little more than the cost. Used books only run $1- $2, but the shipping cost is a little more than the cost.


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