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Reading may be achieved through a variety of methods and techniques that best suit individual learners and students of all ages and levels. This reading basics course is designed to help students increase their reading speed as well as their ability to comprehend content, directions, and absorb materials for retention. Whether a student is taking this course to increase reading skills as a second or foreign language or by native English speakers wishing to increase their comprehension of a wide variety of materials, students will be introduced to different techniques and materials to do so.
Whether a student needs to increase his or her comprehension for work environments, pleasure, or school, styles of approach, engagement, as well as the potential of using a wide variety of resources and tools are explored in this course. From learning the basics of reading comprehension such as decoding and retention to understanding how vocabulary is created and using the Internet to improve reading skills, this course offers students a basic and solid foundation in reading multiple types of materials for a wide range of daily living scenarios and needs.
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Reading BasicsThis lesson will introduce students to the reading basics course and to the importance of literacy in today's society.
Lesson 2: Reading Comprehension BasicsIn order to accurately understand the written word, individuals must be able to make connections between what is read and what is known, to be able to think about what has been read, and to interpret what has been read.
Lesson 3: Components of ReadingThis lesson is going to focus on the various components of reading that relates to three areas: decoding, comprehension, and retention of the written word.
Lesson 4: Understanding WordsThis lesson will illustrate and provide examples of root words and the use of prefixes and suffixes that are added to base words or word stems to create new words with different meanings, or to enhance description.
Lesson 5: Vocabulary BuildingThis lesson will help students find techniques that will them build vocabulary usage, comprehension, and structure, which will not only increase reading comprehension, but the ability to communicate in a wide variety of scenarios.
Lesson 6: Reading for the American WorkplaceThis lesson will focus on how reading in the workplace is often necessary for the completion of simple tasks and complex business needs.
Lesson 7: Using the Internet to Improve Reading SkillsFor students wishing to improve their reading skills these days, there is nothing better than the Internet to provide a wide range of opportunities, resources, and links to find anything from beginning readers to literature passages.
Lesson 8: English Grammar BasicsThis lesson will very briefly discuss various aspects of English grammar, such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and how they are combined to form complete and cohesive sentences.
Lesson 9: Reading Basics for ESL LearnersThis lesson will focus on helping students learning English as a second language, as well as those striving to improve their comprehension to learn how to gain greater clarity from written materials.
Lesson 10: Improving Reading SkillsThis lesson will briefly describe several techniques to help improve reading skills and comprehension for all reading levels, ages, and abilities.
Lesson 11: Reading DifficultiesThis lesson will briefly cover identifying and dealing with a variety of reading difficulties.
Lesson 12: Get the Most From Your Reading AdventuresThis last lesson of our basic reading course will recap the main focus and topics of previous lessons and hopefully encourage students to always find something fun and engaging about the reading process.
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe what reading comprehension is and how to recognize the need for improvement.
- Describe the basic components of reading.
- Describe the teaching concepts behind understanding words.
- Summarize strategies for building vocabulary.
- Describe how to teach English grammar basics.
- Summarize teaching strategies for ESL readers.
- Describe other methods for improving reading skills.
- Recognizing and adjust for reading difficulties, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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