RHT 086 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS - due 1/25/17 – 2/20/17
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
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
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
Class meets in Room F-203. (OVERð)
Due Wednesday, 2/8/17
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
To receive full credit for a MyReadingLab module you must
complete the following:
the Model OR the Animation
the Recall with a score of 60% or higher in 2 tries
Practice 1 with a score of 60% or higher in two tries
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)
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.
- Before you read the
--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
READING – As you actively read the chapter:
--Note any sections that provide answers to your
- After your first reading:
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
If you have any questions about the chapter,
please ask them in class or email them to me if that is preferable to you.