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Laura S. Young, M.A
Assistant Professor

 
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Class Week
Reading,Thinking, Writing, Vocabulary
Week 1-August 27

In Class: Course Introduction & Overview Course Expectations, Campus Safety
Introduce Townsend Press (TP) online practice site & get registered
Vocabulary and Reading Diagnostic Tests
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Introduce Humor Style Assignment and Summarizing Quotes Assignment-TAKE NOTES

Out of Class: Writing Diagnostic Test in Blackboard-Due 8/31
How to Study & Learn-What is a Study System?
18 Ideas for Becoming a Master Student (From "How to Study & Learn")-Read,Think,Summarize (RTS)
Summarizing Quotes Due in Assignments section of Blackboard by 8/31-RTS (Read, Think, Summarize); focus on clarity of idea as your summarize each quote

Week 2

Sept 3-Labor Day
No Class

Out of Class: Complete Reading Book (RB) Chapt 1-"Vocabulary in Context"
Townsend Press Reading Practice Tests Complete Chap 1, exercises 1 & 2 online
More Practice for Vocabulary in Context
Extra Practice for Vocabulary in Context
Complete Vocabulary Book (VB) Chapters 1 & 2, Complete voc flashcards
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests-Complete Chaps 1 & 2, first two exercises online for each chapter

Week 3-Sept 10

In Class: RB Chapter 1-TEST "Vocabulary in Context"
Revising
Editing
Proofreading
Summarizing Quotes Review
Summarizing Larger Texts
Introduce Multiple Intelligences Assignment-TAKE NOTES
Review VB Chapters 1-4

Out of Class: Multiple Intelligences Due before class on 9/17: (RTS) Summarize & submit to the Assignment section in BB
Complete Reading Book (RB) Chapt 2-"Main Idea"
Townsend Press Reading Practice Tests Complete Chap 2, exercises 1 & 2 online
Complete Vocabulary (VB) Chapters 3 & 4 , Complete voc flashcards
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests-Complete Chaps 3 & 4, first two exercises online
for each chapter

Week 4-Sept 17

In Class: RB Chapter 2-TEST
Reading as a Sport Discussion & Assignment(Comparing reading to playing a sport)-TAKE NOTES
Thinking about what you are reading- Annotating
Twelve Ways to Mark up a Book
Outlining

Review VB Chapter 5

Out of Class: Reading as a Sport Due before class on 9/24: Summarize the comparison/contrast class discussion & submit to the Assignment section in BB ( Video)
Complete RB Chapter 3-Supporting Details
Complete VB Chapter 5 Complete voc flashcards
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests Complete Chap 5, first two exercises online for chapter

Week 5-Sept 24

In Class: Strategy for determining supporting details in a paragraph
Townsend Press Reading Practice Tests Complete Chap 3, exercises 1 & 2 online
RB Chap 3-TEST
VB Chapters 1-5 Review
VB Chapters 1-5 (Unit 1)-TEST

Out of Class: Complete RB Chapter 5-Relationships I
Townsend Press Reading Practice Tests Complete Chap 5, exercises 1 & 2 online
Complete VB Chapters 6 & 7 Complete voc flashcards
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests Complete Chap 6 & 7, first two exercises online for each chapter

Week 6-Oct 1

In Class:Transitions in Reading
Transition Words Chart
Extra Practice on Signal Words in Reading
RB Chap 5-TEST
Review VB Chapters 6 & 7
Introduce Interdependence Writing Assignment-TAKE NOTES

Out of Class: Interdependence Writing Assignment Due in Assigmments section of Blackboard by 10/10

Week 7

Oct 8-9 Fall Break
No Class

 

Out of Class: Complete RB Chapter 6 Relationships II
Townsend Press Reading Practice Tests Complete Chap 6, exercises 1 & 2 online
Relationships Practice
Cause and Effect Practice
Extra Practice on Relationships in Reading
Complete VB Chapters 8 & 9 & 10 Complete voc flashcards
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests Complete Chap 8 & 9 & 10, first two exercises online for each chapter
Vocabulary Unit 2 Review

Week 8- Oct 15

 

In Class: RB Chap 6-TEST
Review VB Chapter 8-10
Voc Unit 2 (Chapters 6-10)-TEST
Introduce Short Story Assignment (Writing and Supporting a Theme & Exploring Victim vs Creator)-TAKE NOTES

Out of Class: Short Story Assignment Due in Assignments section in Blackboard before class 10/22 (Writing and Supporting a Theme & Exploring Victim vs Creator)
"The Bully"
"Elvis Died at the Florida Barber College"
"The Whale Sound"
"Butterflies"

Complete RB Chapter 4 Implied Main Idea
Complete VB Chapters 11 & 12 Complete voc flashcards
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests Complete Chap 11 & 12, first two exercises online for each chapter

Week 9-Oct 22

In Class: Townsend Press Reading Practice Tests Complete Chap 4, exercises 1 & 2 online
RB Chap 4-TEST
Review VB Chapters 11-12
Introduce Library Assignment TAKE NOTES

Out of Class: Complete Library Assignment Due in Assignment section of Blackboard before class 10/29
Complete RB Chapter 7 Inferences
Townsend Press Reading Practice TestsComplete Chap 7, exercises 1 & 2 online
VB Chapters 13 & 14 Complete voc flashcards
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests Complete Chap 13 & 14, first two exercises online for each chapter

Week 10-Oct 29

In Class: RB Chap 7-TEST
Review VB Chapters 13-15
Digital Media Project-Part 1

Out of Class: Complete Note-Taking Guide for Digital Media Project-Part 1: Due in Assignments section of Blackboard before class 11/5
Complete RB Chapter 9 Argument
Extra Practice on Argument
Townsend Press Reading Practice Tests
Complete Chap 9, exercises 1 & 2 online
Complete VB Chapter 15 Complete voc flashcards
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests
Complete Chap 15, first two exercises online

Week 11- Nov 5

In Class: Argument Practice I, II, III
RB Chap 9-
TEST
VB TEST Unit 3 (Chapters 11-15)
Digital Media Project-Part 2

Out of Class: Complete Digital Media Project-Part 2 Due in Assignments section of Blackboard before class 11/12
Complete RB Chapter 8 Purpose & Tone
Purpose & Tone Practice
Extra Practice for Purpose & Tone
Townsend Press Reading Practice Tests Complete Chap 8, exercises 1 & 2 online
Complete VB Chapters 16 & 17
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests Complete Chap 16 & 17, first two exercises online

Week 12-Nov 12

In Class: Purpose and Tone Assignment (This assignment will be used as the chapter 8 RB TEST)
Digital Media Project-Part 3

Review VB Chapter 16-17

Out of Class: Complete Digital Media Project-Part 3 Due in Assignments section of Blackboard before class 11/19
Complete RB Chapter 10 Fact & Opinion
Fact and Opinion Practice
Complete VB Chapters 18 &19 & 20
Townsend Press Vocabulary Practice Tests Complete Chap 18 & 19 & 20, first two exercises online for each chapter

Week 13-Nov 19

Nov 22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday

In Class: Review VB Chapters 18-20
VB Chapters 16-20 Unit 3 TEST
RB Combined Skills Test Practice
Digital Media Project-Part 4
How to Write a Thesis Statement

Out of Class: Complete Digital Media Project-Part 4 Due in blog 11/30

Week 14-Nov 26

In Class: RB Combined Skills TEST
Final Personal Reflection Assignment

Out of Class: Complete Final Personal Reflection Assignment Due in Assignments section of Blackboard by end of class 12/3

Week 15-Dec 3 Last Week to Complete all Work and Tests to Passing
Week 16-Dec 10 & 17

Final Conferences

 

Note:
Assignment Guide and Grading Policies

It is NVCC-Loudoun's policy to post grades to NOVA Connect as students complete their developmental English course requirements.  Therefore, if you'd like to register for the next semester early, you will need to complete the course requirements early. 

Syllabus is subject to change.

Last Revised August 21, 2012