Maricopa Community Colleges  RDG010   20025-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 12-11-2001

RDG010  2002 Summer II – 2013 Summer II

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

Reading English as a Second Language I

Designed for students who are learning English as a second language. Provides students with skills needed to become proficient readers in English. Teaches sound symbol relationships of the English alphabet. Expands essential vocabulary for daily communication both in isolation and context. Includes development of reading comprehension skills.

Prerequisites: Appropriate ESL placement test score.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


RDG010  2002 Summer II – 2013 Summer II

Reading English as a Second Language I



Apply sound-symbol relationships to pronounce the letters of the English words correctly. (I)


Identify simple vocabulary. (II)


Use basic sight vocabulary appropriately in daily communication. (III)


Apply vocabulary development skills. (III)


Use acquired vocabulary to answer literal recall questions. (IV)


Identify the topic, main idea, and supporting details in selected reading passages. (IV)


Identify patterns of logical sequence and cause/effect relationships in selected reading passages. (IV)


Follow oral and written directions. (V)


Apply functional reading skills to life situations. (V)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


RDG010  2002 Summer II – 2013 Summer II

Reading English as a Second Language I


I. Sound-symbol relationships

A. Letter mastery

B. Vowels

C. Consonants

II. Word recognition skills

A. Simple affixes

B. Simple compound words

III. Vocabulary development

A. Sight vocabulary

B. Context clues

C. Multiple meaning words

D. Antonyms

E. Synonyms

F. Homonyms

IV. Comprehension

A. Topics

B. Supporting details

C. Patterns

1. Logical sequence

2. Cause/effect

V. Life reading skills

A. Following directions

B. Comprehending functional reading

1. Newspapers

2. Restaurant menus

3. Telephone directories

4. Food labels

5. Medicine labels

6. Public transportation

C. Filling out forms


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