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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Reading Upgrade Online Course
Submitted by: McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions on Dec 11, 2008
Date Last Modified: Dec 11, 2008
Title: Reading Upgrade: An Online Intervention Course for Struggling Readers
Description: This assignment explores how to improve your reading skills.
Type of Task: Individual
Time Required 60 Minutes
Topics: Advancing Your Reading Skills: Barriers and Bridges to Effective Reading
Course: Student Success
Audience: College General Ed
Learning Objectives: Identify typical barriers to reading and develop strategies to overcome them.
Technical Notes: Author Mary Jean Pace
Text of Learning Exercise: Guest Expert: Students click on URL to Reading Upgrade (http://www.learningupgrade.com/html/ruhome.htm). Click on “Play Demo”, and then click on “Main Idea, Level 47”. Listen to the mini-lesson on main idea and detail sentences. Then, read the paragraphs and answer the questions covering the concepts of main idea, detail sentences, and conclusion. Choose a paragraph from chapter one in the course text, Power Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life, and write a set of five questions covering the main idea, topic sentence, details, and conclusion of the topic of the paragraph. Email the questions to your class partner. Be sure to include the page number and paragraph from which you generated your questions. Individuals should post their questions and answers to the discussion board.
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