EI 201 Intermediate Reading and Writing
FA 2006 HO
Torkelson, Susan I.
M.A. English LiteratureB.A. English Literature and Secondary Education
Aug 21 - Sept 15, 2006
8:00 - 8:50 AM
Textbook: English, Andrew K. and English, Laura Monahonn , North Star Reading and Writing, High Intermediate, Second Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2004
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Educational Philosophy: The role of the teacher is to create a lively, challenging forum, provide interesting information and help students formulate and express their ideas with improved tools of communication.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Reading will be assessed in a number of short quizzes and homework assignments.
Grading: Fifty percent of the course grade will be based on reading quizzes, and the other fifty percent will be based on graded essays. If the student misses many classes, he will also receive a grade of zero on several quizzes as these will be given frequently and cannot be given during another class session or easily duplicated for homework.
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will accept completed essays one or two sessions late at her own discretion for good reason. A student who fails to turn in several essays or is habitually late with them will surely receive a failing grade based on the simple law of averages.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are asked to attend class every session, to arrive on time, to work hard and show respect for other students who may read more slowly or need more help with their compositions. During sessions devoted to writing, students who finished early are asked to edit their work, refrain from conversations, and wait patiently for the instructor's help.
August 21 thru September 1, 2006
Unit 1, Background and Focus on Reading, pp. 2-7. Pp 9-11.
Exercises and discussion. Richard Jewell – events, dates, outcome.
“City Slinkers” by Christine Dell'Amore from Smithsonian, March, 2006
Write topic sentences. Write paired sentences in active and passive voice.
“How I would feel if I were Richard Jewell”.
September 4 thru 22, 2006
Unit 2, Background and Focus on Reading, pp 24-29, exercises, comprehension test.
“The Miracle,” p. 32
“How Mr. Dewey Decimal Saved My Life,” Barbara Kingsolver
Timeline and Details, pp. 29-30.
Paragraphs, pp 40-44.
Write narrative inspired by Frank McCord or Barbara Kingsolver.:”How another person changed my life”
September 25 thru October 13, 2006
Unit 3, Background and Focus on Reading, pp 48-53. Pp60-62, vocabulary test, comprehension test.
Class library research project on topic of Christian Science
Unit 4, pp 71-72.
Write an essay of opinion in three paragraphs based on writing sample on p. 63.
Write a three- paragraph description of a natural phenomenon you experienced.
Write an outline based on information about Christian Science found in the library.
Week 9 – Spring Break
October 16 thru 20
October 23 thru November 10, 2006
Unit 6, Background and Focus on Reading, pp. 112-118, exercises, comprehension test.
Class discussion: NGOs, philanthropy, micro loans.
Internet Search: Research “The Bill Gates Foundation”
“Virtuous Circles and Fragile States” by Jeffrey D. Sachs in Scientific American, August, 2006
Take notes on “The Bill Gates Foundation.” Submit the notes along with a 3 to 5 paragraph essay about the foundation.
Summarize the Jeffrey D.. Sachs article.
November 13 thru December 1, 2006
Unit 7, pp. 139-151, vocabulary test, comprehension test.
Internet Search: Home schooling
Using material from internet and classroom discussion write an essay comparing home schooling to public and/or parochial schooling. Develop your own criteria for comparison. Use data as well as opinion.
December 4 thru 15
Reading comprehension tests on material provided by instructor.
Write and edit a five paragraph essay. You will be given several choices of topics. All are related to discussions in class.
The week of December 11 thru 15 can be used by students to complete or rewrite essay topics. Instructor will be available for students by appointment on an individualized basis.
The above is subject to change.
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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