Description

 

Course number & Code

Najd 251

 

Course title

Reading III (Level Three)

 

Prerequisite

Reading II

 

Contact hours

3

 

Textbook

MOSAIC ONE

 

Chapters to be covered

Specified in the ďDetailed SyllabusĒ Section

Supplementary materials will be provided regularly

 

Detailed Syllabus:

 

 

Date

What to be Covered

Notes

July 13th

Chapter One: New Challenges

Texts: Living in the USA

My Country

 

July 14th

Chapter One: New Challenges

Texts: Living in the USA

My Country

 

July 15th

Chapter One: New Challenges

Texts: Living in the USA

My Country

 

July 20th

Chapter Two: Looking at Learning

Texts: How to Read Faster

Timed Reading

How to Take Tests : Scoring What Youíre Worth

 

July 21st

Chapter Two: Looking at Learning

Texts: How to Read Faster

Timed Reading

How to Take Tests : Scoring What Youíre Worth

 

July 22nd

Chapter Two: Looking at Learning

Texts: How to Read Faster

Timed Reading

How to Take Tests : Scoring What Youíre Worth

 

July 27th

Chapter Five: High Tech, Low Tech

Texts: Wired World Leaves Millions Out of the Loop

Tracks to the Future

 

July 28th

Chapter Five: High Tech, Low Tech

Texts: Wired World Leaves Millions Out of the Loop

Tracks to the Future

 

July 29th

Chapter Five: High Tech, Low Tech

Texts: Wired World Leaves Millions Out of the Loop

Tracks to the Future

 

August 3rd

First Midterm Exam

 

August 4th

Chapter Eight: Creativity

Texts: Guggenheim Museum USA

We canít Just Sit Back and Hope

Are men More Creative than Women

 

August 5th

Chapter Eight: Creativity

Texts: Guggenheim Museum USA

We canít Just Sit Back and Hope

Are men More Creative than Women

 

August 10th

Chapter Nine: Human Behaviour

Text: Ethnocentrism

 

August 11th

Chapter Nine: Human Behaviour

Text: Ethnocentrism

 

August 12th

Chapter Ten: Crime and Punishment

Texts: Soapy Smith

Eye Witness

 

August 17th

Chapter Ten: Crime and Punishment

Texts: Soapy Smith

Eye Witness

 

August 18th

Chapter Eleven: The Physical World

Texts: Touch the Earth: A Chiefís Response

 

August 19th

Chapter Eleven: The Physical World

Texts: Touch the Earth: A Chiefís Response

 

August 24th

Second Midterm Exam

 

August 25th

Chapter Twelve: Together on a Small Planet

Text: Books

Three Days to See

 

August 26th

Chapter Twelve: Together on a Small Planet

Text: Books

Three Days to See

 

August 31st

None

Final Exams Begin!!

 

Content and objectives:

 

The course aims at training students to improve reading speed and efficiency. Students are trained in intensive reading and analysis of texts of varying complexity in different genres - e.g. fiction, essay, biography, poetry - and types, e.g. description, narration, exposition. Its major objective is comprehension of texts stimulated through a variety of questions and exercises and through reading strategies directed at understanding the structure and organization of the reading selections. An attempt is made at trying to unravel and to interpret the authorís point of view through the mechanics of the text as a whole and through the uses of vocabulary in context. The selected texts give the students additional dimensions in appreciating varieties across, and similarities between, societies and cultures. They represent a very interesting prelude to the comparative culture.

 

Skills:

 

The Reading comprehension course seeks to foster among students the following skills: Discovering writerís point of view; Reacting to text content and message; Intensive reading; Extensive reading and Understanding vs. interpreting a text.

 

 

Sub-skills

Making predictions

Varying reading speeds

Understanding word meaning by relying on immediate context in the text

Understanding word meaning by relying on overall meaning in the text

Making use of background knowledge

Making inferences