Literacy 0411 - Beginning Reading I

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Fundamental course for emergent readers. Students will develop proficiency in using the print-sound code to read regularly and irregularly spelled words automatically. More reading is done independently and silently. Students begin to discuss features of different kinds of texts and to examine different parts of one text to see how the information is connected. Vocabulary is built through defining unfamiliar words and through exploring a word's functions and forms. Students also keep a personal vocabulary list and a reading log. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Assistance Area. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken three times for credit.


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Attendance required at weekly appointment.


    1. Satisfactory completion of assignments, including reading 100 minutes a week
    2. Performance on tests and quizzes
    3. Instructor observation of student progress
    4. Attendance and participation

You will receive a grade of "S" (Satisfactory) or "F" (Fail) for this course


Contact Information

Flexible Learning
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone:(630) 942-2131
Fax: (630) 942-3749