May 31, 2023
IE 031 Reading/Writing 3 (10 credits)
Reading/Writing 3 is for students with high-intermediate second language abilities. Students will study high-intermediate second language reading and writing concepts in a sheltered classroom setting. Students must reach 80% competency overall in order to pass to the next level.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to perform the following outcomes at a high-intermediate language level:
1. Create an outline for an academic essay.
2. Write correctly-formatted, 4-5 paragraph academic essays that support, develop and prove a thesis.
3. Define at least 50 headwords from the Academic Word List.
4. Determine the meanings of unfamiliar high-intermediate vocabulary using a variety of strategies.
5. Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implicit information in a high-intermediate reading.
6. Employ a range of pre-reading, during reading and post-reading strategies.
7. Identify and correct run-ons, comma splices and fragments.
8. Identify vocabulary cues that indicate opinion statements in high-intermediate texts.
9. Incorporate compound, complex and compound-complex sentences into academic essays.
10. Integrate a high-intermediate reading through paraphrasing, quoting and citing in an essay.
11. Produce simple sentences using SVO (subject verb object), S-LV-C (subject linking verb complement), S-V (subject intransitive verb) and S-V-IO-DO (subject verb indirect object direct object) sentence patterns.
12. Summarize and respond to a high-intermediate text.
13. Find articles for a specific topic covered in class using Pierce College library databases.
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