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Universidad del Turabo en Yabucoa

Centro Educacin y Tecnologa Asuntos Acadmicos

COURSE GUIDE School of Human and Social Sciences Deanship of General Studies Department of Languages Semester 201401 PT 122 Course Code: ENGL 152 Course Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF READING AND WRITING Reference:4092 Section: 702 Credits: 3 Day and Time: MW 7:30-9:59 PM 108 Pre-requisites: ENGL 097 or Placement Exam Professor: Ricardo Snchez Reyes University Phone: (787) 266-2066 Office Hours: Wednesday 6:30-7:29 PM Course Description This course develops and strengthens students listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in English. It includes grammar, vocabulary expansion, reading skills, writing mechanics, sentence writing and descriptive, narrative, opinion, and cause/effect paragraphs. Course Objectives: 1. Strengthen language proficiency in English through listening, speaking, reading, and writing to successfully perform in an academic environment and other social settings. 2. Demonstrate mastery of grammar, sentence construction, and writing mechanics to develop effective paragraphs. 3. Apply English grammar to construct coherent written and oral expressions. 4. Enrich vocabulary and reading skills to transition into writing paragraphs. 5. Comprehend and analyze reading materials, such as: paragraphs, essays, articles, among others. 6. Utilize and expand vocabulary through oral and written communication. 7. Construct simple and compound sentences. Text Blanchard, K. & Bonesteel, L. (2010). From Reading to Writing 2:White Plains, NY: Pearson Education. email:rsanchez83@suagm.edu / ricksan37@hotmail.com Professor's cel. number: (787) 408-2739 Classroom:

Materials This course will use the following materials : Textbook, Bilingual Dictionary (Spanish/English), laptop computer, and image projector.

Procedure: Students will engage in class discussions through oral discussions, presentations, lectures, and hands-on writing skills practice. Instruction will be delivered through PowerPoint presentations, lectures, online material, and assignments will be given to reinforce the writing process from prewriting to the final draft. Student will also conduct guided writing assignments with the professor until the final drafts are produced. Additionally, there will be class exams and a departmental final exam. Thematic Sequence and Educational Strategies The following course outline will be used as a guideline: Date Oct. 16 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 28 Oct. 30 Nov. 4 Nov. 6 Nov. 11 Nov. 13 Nov. 18 Nov. 20 Nov. 25 Nov. 27 Dec. 2 Dec. 4 Dec. 4 Dec. 9 Topics Introduction to Course / Unit 1: All in the Family (Chapter 1) Unit 1: Chapter 2 Unit 2: Chapter 3 Unit 2: Chapter 4 Unit 3: Chapters 5-6 Review / Partial Exam #1 Unit 4: Chapter 7 Unit 4: Chapter 8 Unit 5: Chapters 9-10 Mid-term Exam Unit 6: Chapters 11-12 Unit 7: Chapter 13-14 Review / Partial Exam # 2 Unit 8: Chapters 15 Unit 8: Chapter 16 Review Final Exam Departmental Strategies / Activities Lecture / Group Discussions Lecture / Group Discussions Lecture / Group Discussions Lecture / Group Discussions Lecture / Group Discussions Lecture/ Group Discussions Lecture / Group Discussions Lecture / Group Discussions Lecture / Group Discussions Lecture / Group Discussions Lecture/ Group Discussions Lecture/ Group Discussions Lecture/ Group Discussions Lecture/ Group Discussions Lecture/ Group Discussions Lecture/ Group Discussions Assessment Written/oral exercises Written/oral exercises Written/oral exercises Writing a Topic Sentence Writing Supporting and Concluding Sentences Partial Exam # 1 Paragraph writing Written/oral exercises Written/oral exercises Partial Exam #2 Written/oral exercises Written/oral exercises Partial Exam # 3 Written/oral exercises Written/oral exercises Written/oral exercises Departmental Final Exam

Evaluation
Evaluation Criteria Partial Exam 1 Partial Exam 2 Departamental Mid-term Exam Final Departmental Exam Class participation and Assignments, Total Quantity 1 1 1 1 Value 100 100 100 100 100 500 Totals 100 100 100 100 100 500 Weight (%) 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 100%

Grading: The grade you earn will be based on the outcome of the above five criteria. 90-100% = A 80-89% = B 70-79% = C 60-69 = D 0-59% = F General: Academic Honesty: Academic dishonesty / plagiarism will receive an F. references must also be properly cited. All

Absences: Attendance affects your grade. More than three (3) unexcused absences may seriously impact your ability to pass this course. Lateness: Please be on time for class. Arriving very late to class, will be considered an absence. Cell-Phone: Please turn off your cell-phone or place it on vibrate. If you have an emergency and have to answer it, quietly go outside of the class. Missed Assignments/Quizzes/Exams: Missed assignments will receive a reduction of one letter grade for each class it is late. (Example: One class late, an A becomes a B. Two classes late an A becomes a C. You will only be allowed to make up any missed quiz or exam if you have a legitimate excuse which can be documented. References

Folse, K., Muchmore-Vokoun, A & Vestri Solomon, E. (2010) Great Paragraphs. Third Ed. Houghton-Mifflin. Freeman Y. and Freeman, D. (1998). ESL/EFL Teaching: Principles for Success.

Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Hosler, M. (2005). English made easy. New York: McGraw Hill. Lester, M. (2008). McGraw Hills essential ESL grammar: A handbook for intermediate and advanced ESL students. NY: McGraw-Hill. Yates, J. (2006). Practice makes perfect: English vocabulary for beginning ESL learners. New York: McGraw-Hill. Translation Help / Pronunciation Practice: http://translation.paralink.com www.translate.google.com Writing Help Online: http://owl.english.purdue.edu http://writingguide.geneseo.edu/?pg=teach.html http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb.html Interactive Writing & Grammar Practice: http://owl.english.purdue.edu http://eslau.ca/