SPRING 2017

RHT 086-005 - Meets M/W 11am-12:15pm

Mon - Room F203 / Wed - Room F211

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS


 

RHT 086 Homework Assignments – 2/22/17 to 3/29/17


 Due Wednesday 2/22/17 

 --MRR Chapter Two assignment (pp. 37/38 in Handout Packet #2).


 Due Monday, 2/27/17 

 --Complete the Main Idea Activity (Handout Packet #2).

                                                                                                                                 

Due Wednesday, 3/1/17 

 --Study MRR Chapters One and Two (use your notes) and two sets of flashcards for Word Parts Quiz #1.                        

 --MRL Supporting Details module (R3.5).   Look at your MRL handout for directions on what is required for this type of assignment as well as how to access it. Remember you must be in the READING SKILLS LEARNING PATH to find this module.

--To receive full credit for a MyReadingLab module you must complete the following:

1)    Read the overview

2)    View the Model OR the Animation

3)    Complete the Recall with a score of 60% or higher in 2 tries

4)    Complete Practice 1 with a score of 60% or higher in two tries

5)    Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries


Due Monday, 3/6/17

--Reading Process #3 assignment (pp. 45-48 in Handout Packet #2).

--Remember to keep working on Lexile readings.

 

Due Wednesday, 3/8/17

 --Complete a set of flashcards for the word parts on p. 15 in your book. Remember that assignment directions are on p. 7 in Handout Packet #1. Also review my comments on the first sets of flashcards you did to avoid making similar mistakes.

--Complete a summary of the article, “My Black Skin Makes My White Coat Vanish.” Consider what we discussed in class about summarizing. Use the checklist to make sure you have included the required parts and structured the summary logically. This must be typed, double spaced in 12-point font. You need to email this to me AND bring two hard copies to class with you.  

 

Due Monday, 3/13/17 

--MRL Outlining and Mapping (R3.6) module due.  Look at your MRL handout for directions on what is required for this type of assignment as well as how to access it. Remember you must be in the READING SKILLS LEARNING PATH to find this module.

--To receive full credit for a MyReadingLab module you must complete the following:

1)    Read the overview

2)    View the Model OR the Animation

3)    Complete the Recall with a score of 60% or higher in 2 tries

4)    Complete Practice 1 with a score of 60% or higher in two tries

5)    Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries  

  

 Due Wednesday, 3/15/17

 --The rewrite of your summary is due.  See the assignment instructions below.     

  SUMMARY REWRITE ASSIGNMENT – RHT 086 

 1.     Read over my comments on your rough draft summary and your checklist(s). 

 2.     Rewrite the summary on the computer. I suggest you pull up the rough draft and save it as a  

         final draft. 

 3.     Make suggested revisions and edits (refer to the editing pages in Handout Packet #2).

 4.     Be sure to save the new version to your flash drive. 

 5.     Print the summary final draft.  

 6.     On the copy, number parts 1-5 and 11/12 from the checklist.

 7.     On this final draft copy, also highlight anything that changed (was revised or edited) from   

         the rough draft. If you removed something that was originally in the rough draft, put a

         capital R on the final draft where that part used to be. 

 8.     Staple this final draft to the rough drafts. Include any rewriting notes and feedback.

 

--Study for the Midterm Exam. Focus on the topics listed on the review sheet in Handout Packet #2, p. 97. 

 

--Hopefully, you have reached Lexile level 1200 by now. During the second half of the semester, you will need to successfully complete four more Lexile readings at or above the 1200 level to receive full credit for this part of the MyReadingLab assignment.

   

3/20-3/26/17 – SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS

 

 Due Monday, 3/27/17

--No homework due.

 

 Due Wednesday, 3/29/17

--Complete the Reading Process Assignment on the Frederick Douglass excerpt in Handout Packet #2, pp. 79-87.

 

 --Complete a set of flashcards for the word parts on p. 16 in your book. Remember that assignment directions are in Handout Packet #1. Also review my comments on previous flashcards to avoid making similar mistakes.

 

RHT 086 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS - due 1/25/17 – 2/20/17

Due Wednesday, 1/25/17

--Two completed worksheets from Handout Packet #1 distributed in class on 1/23: Student Information Sheet (pp. 3/4) and "Getting to Know Your Syllabus" (pp. 1/2). This should include reading through the syllabus in its entirety.

--Start buying your materials for class as soon as possible (see first page of syllabus). Remember that the course textbook is really an access code you have to buy. Do NOT buy a book, even if someone helping you at the bookstore tells you that is what you have to buy. If anyone tells you that, they are mistaken. And if you buy a text/access code combined packet covered in plastic and open the plastic, you CANNOT return the book. Also, if you buy the wrong access code and break open the cardboard, you CANNOT return it. So in general, be sure to buy the access code (packaged in cardboard) listed on the syllabus. To be safe, DO NOT OPEN ANY PACKAGE until we are in class together. You are not required to do anything with the access code until you register at the MyReadingLab website IN CLASS next week.

Also, note that you’ll receive a few handout packets throughout the semester. They’ll be copied on three-hole paper, so you can collect these in a binder. You’re expected to bring these packets to every class meeting.

Due Monday, 1/30/17

--Complete the Reading Process Practice on pp. 21/22 in Handout Packet #1. The article you are supposed to read for the assignment is on p. 22. Use separate notebook paper if necessary to complete the assignment.

--Bring all class materials and the Campus Resources Assignment (p. 17) to class. Check off what you have with you on the checklist on p. 5 in Handout Packet #1.

Class meets in Room F-203.

Due Wednesday, 2/1/17

No homework due.

Due Monday, 2/6/17

--Read Process Asst #1 (pp. 23-29 Handout Packet #1).

--If you did not complete MyReadingLab registration and the Lexile Locator (see MRL handout directions on accessing this activity), do so by today.

Class meets in Room F-203.                                                                             (OVERð)

Due Wednesday, 2/8/17

--Making Reading Relevant Chapter One assignment (detailed instructions on p. 3 of this handout).

Due Monday, 2/13/17

 --Complete a set of flashcards for the word parts on p. 13 in your book. Remember that assignment directions are on p. 7 of Handout Packet #1. Be sure to number each flashcard, and highlight the word-part word (WPW) and context clue (CC) in your original sentence on each card. Also, the cards MUST BE FASTENED with a rubber band or large paper clip in order for you to be able to turn them in.

Class meets in Room F-203.

Due Wednesday, 2/15/17 

 --Complete the MRL Note Taking & Highlighting module (R3.25). Look at your MRL handout for directions on what is required for this type of assignment as well as how to access it. Remember you must be in the READING SKILLS LEARNING PATH to find this module.

To receive full credit for a MyReadingLab module you must complete the following:

Read the overview

View the Model OR the Animation

Complete the Recall with a score of 60% or higher in 2 tries

Complete Practice 1 with a score of 60% or higher in two tries

Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries

Note that you MUST complete the Practice 1 and Recall before you will be allowed to complete the Post-test. Remember that these are NOT timed activities, so slow down and focus.

 Due Monday, 2/20/17 

 --Complete a set of flashcards for the word parts on p. 14 in your book. Remember that assignment directions are on p. 7 in Handout Packet #1. Also review my comments on the first set of flashcards you did to avoid making similar mistakes.

 --Complete Reading Process Assignment #2 found in Handout Packet #2.

   

Making Reading Relevant / Chapter One Assignment    Due: _______________________ (15 points)

Directions: Read Chapter One in your e-textbook using a version of the 3-part process on p. 8 of the Reading Process handout in your packet. Follow the three steps outlined below.

PRE-READING - Before you read the chapter:

--Complete the Readiness Quiz for Chapter One by going into MyReadingLab and doing the following:

Click on Activities: Your Textbook.

Click on Learning Path. A screen with the chapters listed should appear.

Click on whatever chapter is assigned.

Note that you MUST complete the Readiness Quiz before you will be allowed to complete the MRLConnection (post-test).

--Access your e-text, so you can preview the chapter before reading it. In the main MRL course menu, scroll down and click on “e-text.”

--Use the outline and learning objectives on page one of Chapter One to become aware of the important concepts to be covered in the chapter. Then using either the page one chapter outline or the heading and subheadings throughout the chapter, create ten quiz questions. The easiest way to do this is to turn each heading or part of the outline into a question beginning with one of the question words (who, what, where, when, why, how). Write your questions on a separate sheet of paper.

EX. 1) What types of vocabulary strategies can readers use?

DURING READING – As you actively read the chapter:

--Note any sections that provide answers to your quiz questions.

POST-READING - After your first reading:

--Write down the answers to your questions on a separate sheet of paper.  Rather than copy down exact information from the book, look back over the sections highlighted, reread them, close the book file, and put the answers in your own words. This is a better way to test whether or not you comprehended what you read rather than just copying answers directly from the book. If you’re having a hard time doing that on a particular question, reread that section again, more carefully.

EX. ANSWER 1) Using a reference like a dictionary is one way to learn unknown words, but this chapter goes over a couple of other ways to figure out meaning on your own: word analysis (breaking the word down) and context clues (using the words around the unknown word). Usually readers do a better job remembering a word’s meaning if they figured it out themselves.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, you do not have to do the exercises in the book chapter. If completing them as you read will help you learn, feel free. Also, if you have a system you already use to help you read and understand textbook assignments, use it. However, you still need to turn in this assignment.

If you have any questions about the chapter, please ask them in class or email them to me if that is preferable to you.