English 190 Academic Reading II Lab Work
Spring Semester 2010 - February 16 to June 9

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 meets:
2784 English 190 T-Th 10:15AM-11:47AM AD 242Final Exam:Thurs. June 3, 10:30AM
2955 English 190 MWF 8:15AM-9:16AM AD 242 Final Exam:Mon. June 7, 7:30AM
2964 English 190 MWF 10:45AM-11:46AM AD 242Final Exam:Mon. June 7, 10:30AM
2969 English 190 T-Th 8:30AM-10:02AM AD 242 Final Exam:Tues. June 8, 7:30AM

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


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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

Weekly Scheduled Assignments:
1
  1. Show you are serious about the class: Get your books immediately.
  2. The Basics (READ ME FIRST)
  3. About the English Lab
  4. Read this selection from the media
  5. Lesson 94A
  6. Lesson 94B
  7. Lesson 94C
  8. When you finish Week #1, check this box and press .
2
  1. Six Keys to Quicker Learning
  2. Vowel Test
  3. "Barbie Doll" (p.20)
  4. Vocabulary from "Barbie Doll"
  5. Vocabulary Quiz from "Barbie Doll"
  6. Author Anne Lamott on body image
  7. Vocabulary from "A day at the beach with my "aunties"" by Anne Lamott
  8. Vocabulary Quiz from "When is it Rape?"
  9. Vocabulary from "When is it Rape?" (p.259)
  10. Comprehension Quiz from "When is it Rape?"
  11. "When is it Rape?" -original article in Time magazine
  12. What's your e-mail address?
  13. Answer these questions to determine your Learning Style.
  14. SQ3R Method for study reading
  15. What's Wrong with this picture...review
  16. Reading and Memory
  17. Read this selection from the media
  18. Lesson 95A
  19. Lesson 95B
  20. Lesson 95C
  21. Study Word Lists from the Text
  22. When you finish Week #2, check this box and press .
3
  1. Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden
  2. A Red Palm by Gary Soto
  3. Vocabulary from "Those Winter Sundays" (p.8)
  4. Austere by Roland Flint
  5. Vocabulary from "Austere" (p.8) and "The Red Palm" (p.9)
  6. Word Attack Skills
  7. Vocabulary Skills
  8. Mr.Doyle's Funny Fonix Rap
  9. Summary of Phonics Rules and Samples of vowel sounds
  10. Phonics Practice Quiz
  11. Dividing Words into Syllables
  12. Improving your Memory
  13. Memory Test
  14. What is Information Literacy?
  15. Article on Improving Memory
  16. Read this selection from the media
  17. Lesson 96A
  18. Lesson 96B
  19. Lesson 96C
  20. When you finish Week #3, check this box and press .
4
  1. Select a Book for your Book Report
    Bring the book to class Thursday.
  2. Make sure you have the textbooks for this class.
  3. Tell Mr.Doyle the name of the Book you are Reading
    Bring the Book to Class on Thursday.

  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. Read this selection from the media
  14. Lesson 97A
  15. Lesson 97B
  16. Lesson 97C
  17. Extra Reading: College Drug Use
  18. When you finish Week #4, check this box and press .
5
  1. Tap here for latest news from Mr.Doyle's Blog
  2. Daystar by Rita Dove
  3. About the Poet Rita Dove
  4. A Lady Once Told Me by Nikki Giovanni
  5. About the Poet Nikki Giovanni
  6. Bedtime Story by George Macbeth
  7. About the Poet George Macbeth
  8. Vocabulary from "Daystar" (p.10), "Once a Lady Told Me" (p.11)
    and the "Bedtime Story" (p.14)
  9. Research the Author of your Reading Book
  10. Practice Review for Greek and Latin Roots
  11. Roots Reference Dictionary
  12. Read this selection from the media
  13. Lesson 98A
  14. Lesson 98B
  15. Lesson 98C
  16. When you finish Week #5, check this box and press .
6
  1. "The Gilded Six-Bits" (p.63)
  2. Vocabulary from "The Gilded Six-Bits" (p.63)
  3. Cumulative Quiz of words from the text
  4. Roots Practice Quiz#1
  5. Roots Practice Quiz#2
  6. Read this selection from the media
  7. When you finish Week #6, check this box and press .
7
  1. Study these words from the textbook
    for the test coming up.
  2. Lesson 99A
  3. Lesson 99B
  4. Lesson 99C
  5. Vocabulary from "Counting the Mad" (p.15),
    "Much Madness is Divinest Sense" (p.16) and "Mr. Z" (p.20)
  6. Counting the Mad
  7. About the Poet Donald Justice
  8. Much Madness is Divinest Sense
  9. Mr.Z
  10. Roots Practice Quiz#3
  11. Roots Practice Quiz#4
  12. Read this selection from the media
  13. Lesson 100A
  14. Lesson 100B
  15. Lesson 100C
  16. When you finish Week #7, check this box and press .
8
    Test this week. Review all the vocabulary from the expensive book,
    weeks 1-8 and all the Greek and Latin root words.
  1. Cumulative Quiz of words from the text
  2. Halloween Customs
  3. Read this selection from the media
  4. Lesson 93A
  5. Lesson 93B
  6. Lesson 93C
  7. When you finish Week #8, check this box and press .
9
  1. Tap here for latest news from Mr.Doyle's Blog
  2. Spoon River Anthology
  3. The Vacuum
  4. About the Poet Howard Nemerov
  5. Vocabulary from "Poems from the Spoon River Anthology" (p.16)
    and "Vacuum" (p.22)
  6. The Halloween Season
  7. Lesson 92A
  8. Lesson 92B
  9. Lesson 92C
  10. When you finish Week #9, check this box and press .
10
  1. "The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"
  2. Vocabulary from "The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" (p.72)
  3. Finding Main Ideas
  4. How to Outline
  5. Outline Review Quiz
  6. Cumulative Quiz of words from the text
  7. Read this selection from the media
  8. Lesson 91A
  9. Lesson 91B
  10. Lesson 91C
  11. When you finish Week #10, check this box and press .
11
  1. "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty (p.107)
  2. Vocabulary from "A Worn Path" (p.107)
  3. "Starved Out" Vocabulary (p.246)
  4. Starved Out
  5. Read this selection from the media
  6. Lesson 90A
  7. Lesson 90B
  8. Lesson 90C
  9. When you finish Week #11, check this box and press .
12
  1. Practice Analogies Quiz
  2. Chimera Analogies Test
  3. Vocabulary from "Dulce et Decorum" (p.25)
  4. "Dulce et Decorum" by Wilfred Owen
  5. "Dulce et Decorum" by Wilfred Owen video
  6. Read this selection from the media
  7. Lesson 89A
  8. Lesson 89B
  9. Lesson 89C
  10. When you finish Week #12, check this box and press .
13
  1. Vocabulary from "The Unknown Citizen" (p.35)
  2. "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden
  3. Fact or Opinion Practice
  4. review page 62 from the book (Analogies)
  5. review page 63 from the book (Analogies)
  6. Quiz on Fact or Opinion
  7. Read this selection from the media
  8. Lesson 88A
  9. Lesson 88B
  10. When you finish Week #13, check this box and press .
14
  1. "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost (p.26)
  2. Mass Media and Politics
  3. Mass Media and Bias
  4. Detecting Bias in the News
  5. News Bias Explored
  6. Word Choice Drill
  7. Media Matters for America
  8. Lesson 87A
  9. Lesson 87B
  10. Lesson 87C
  11. When you finish Week #14, check this box and press .
15
  1. Tap here for latest news from Mr.Doyle's Blog
  2. What is Propaganda?
  3. More about propaganda
  4. Quiz on Propaganda terms
  5. Examples of Propaganda
  6. JibJab Videos
  7. Media Matters for America
  8. Lesson 86A
  9. Lesson 86B
  10. Lesson 86C
  11. What's going to be on the final? Tap here to see!
    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!

    Finish Lab work assignments by June 2.

  12. When you finish Week #15, check this box and press .



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

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.

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 Barely passing, work of inferior quality
<60 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.