Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Reading Improvement

 Title Abbreviation:   READING IMPROVEMENT

 Department:    READ

 Course #:    97

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    330102

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Strengthening of reading skills through comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Course activities include classroom, group process, and occasional computer-aided instruction, with practical applications. (No computer experience necessary.)


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Students will be able to:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of basic prefixes, roots, and suffixes
    • Improve reading fluency through word attack skills
    • Comprehend main ideas and supporting details in longer passages
    • Use an appropriate reading rate for reading purpose
    • Recognize other perspectives

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Word attack skills
  2. Basic prefixes, roots, and suffixes
  3. Comprehension of main ideas and supporting details in longer passages
  4. Reading rate flexibility