Developmental Reading Teaching and Student Assessment
The Role of the Teacher
The instructor serves as a facilitator of instruction. Individual study plan contracts, which address diagnosed needs as well as student interests, are designed for students. Each contract period covers approximately two to three weeks of class work. The number of contracts and time periods covered may vary. The instructors confer with individual students, providing guidance and one-on-one instruction when it is needed. The instructors demonstrate the use of instruction devices, materials, and techniques for improving reading abilities. Students do some group study, and tutors are available through the Tutoring and Learning Center.
Grades will be based upon satisfactory completion of assigned contracts by due dates. Grades for this course will be based upon the total number of points earned during the semester. Students will complete a series of contracts during the semester. Each contract grade will include the following:
- 5 points Completion of Vocabulary Study Cards
- 15 points Word Study --Context exercises-Sets 1 and 2, and Online Dictionary Exercises
- 20 points Vocabulary Test (50 words per contract)
- 20 points Comprehension Exercises ( computer skill exercises etc.)
- 20 points Timed readings (10 per contract)
- 10 points Reading Response —Independent reading assignment documentation /
summarization / response / tests on novels
- 10 points Other Assigned Work (study skills; word parts --prefixes,
suffixes, and root words; analogies; synonyms; dictionary skills; etc.)
- 100 Points Total (Individual contracts vary on the number of points you receive for each section of the contract.)
- Contract Total of
- 90 -- 100 = A
- 80 -- 89 = B
- 70 -- 79 = C
- 60 -- 69 = D
- Below 60 = E
*Note: In the event that classes are cancelled students will need to log onto Blackboard to check on assignments that should be done in lieu of class attendance.
To successfully complete EDEL 096 or EDEL 097, students must obtain a grade of “C” or higher as is required for all developmental courses. Students who do not obtain a grade of “C” or higher must retake the course.