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ERIC Number: EJ1030812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
When the Clock Is Ticking: Designing a College Reading Readiness Course
Palmberg, Greta; Rask, Kendra
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v15 p19-20 2014
Looking back on a course they had designed, the authors recognized that the catalyst to success was the commitment to incorporating five course components: (1) substantial instructional minutes; (2) authentic academic reading material; (3) various instructional groupings; (4) instruction on vocabulary; and (5) background knowledge, and modeling of college expectations. Alone, each component was effective; together they were powerful. VECTOR started out with a goal-to assist students in becoming better readers. All of the research, teaming, and hard work paid off when these five components helped establish literacy as the foundation of academic achievement, and students excelled amid high expectations. This article provides a detailed look at each of these critical components.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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