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UnitTopicLearning ObjectiveCollege English Readiness/ACT English ReadinessEnglish Units 1-5English Units 6-10Grammar ReadinessReading ReadinessWriting ReadinessHiSET English Prep / TABE D-A English Reading and Language
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Introduction to College Reading and Writing
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Reading
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Use context clues to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Recognize the difference between stated facts and opinions in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Use word parts to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Identify the author's intended purpose.YesYesYesYes
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Identify the author's intended audienceYesYesYes
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Identify the topic sentence in a paragraph.YesYesYesYes
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Identify the author of a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Writing
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Revise, edit, and proofread your writing to make it more effective.YesYesYesYes
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Develop an effective topic sentence.YesYesYesYes
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Grammar
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Use prepositional phrases in a sentence.YesYesYes
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Identify the subject and main verb in a sentence.YesYesYes
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Identify the correct end punctuation to use in a sentence.YesYesYes
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Identifying Main Ideas
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Reading
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Identify supporting details in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Locate the stated main idea by identifying the topic and what the author is saying about the topic.YesYesYesYes
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Use word parts to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Use context clues to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Writing
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Develop a thesis statement with supporting ideas.YesYesYesYes
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Identify the three questions used to develop a thesis statement.YesYesYesYes
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Grammar
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Identify run-on sentences.YesYesYes
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Identify comma splices.YesYesYes
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Correct run-on sentences.YesYesYesYes
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Identify sentence fragments.YesYesYes
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Correct comma splices.YesYesYesYes
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Correct sentence fragments.YesYesYesYes
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Discovering Implied Meaning
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Reading
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Identify the cultural context of a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Identify the author's point of view in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Use word parts to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Use context clues to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Identify the implied main idea in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Identify minor supporting details in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Identify major supporting details in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Writing
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Write an implied thesis statement in response to a narrative prompt.YesYesYes
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Use referents to create coherence in writing.YesYesYesYes
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Develop topic sentences supporting an implied thesis statement.YesYesYesYes
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Use transition words to create coherence in writing.YesYesYesYes
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Grammar
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Use consistent verb tense to create coherence in writing.YesYesYesYes
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Identify future tense.YesYesYes
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Identify past tense.YesYesYes
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Identify present tense.YesYesYes
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Use correct subject-verb agreement to create coherence in writing.YesYesYesYes
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Interpreting Bias
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Reading
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Identify and correct faulty parallelism in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Identify subtext in a reading by making inferences and drawing conclusions.YesYesYesYes
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Outline a reading to identify the main idea and major details.YesYesYesYes
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Use context clues to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Use word parts to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Writing
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Use transitional words and phrases within a multi-paragraph essay.YesYesYesYes
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Identify pattern transitions within a multi-paragraph essay.YesYesYesYes
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Grammar
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Use commas correctly with introductory phrases.YesYesYes
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Identify adjectives and adverbs in a reading.YesYesYes
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Use adjectives and adverbs to create more detailed sentences.YesYesYes
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Use commas correctly with transitions.YesYesYesYes
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Analysis Through Definition
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Reading
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Use word parts to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Identify objective languageYesYesYesYes
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Identify the denotative meaning of complex terms.YesYesYesYes
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Identify informal definitions.YesYesYesYes
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Identify the connotative meaning of complex terms.YesYesYesYes
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Use context clues to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Identify subjective language.YesYesYesYes
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Identify formal definitions.YesYesYesYes
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Identify extended definitions.YesYesYesYes
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Writing
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Identify the four components of an effective introductory paragraph.YesYesYesYes
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Create a hook for an introductory paragraph.YesYesYesYes
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Identify and create compound sentences.YesYesYes
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Identify and create simple sentences.YesYesYes
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Identify and create compound-complex sentences.YesYesYesYes
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Identify and create complex sentences.YesYesYesYes
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Grammar
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Use first-, second-, and third-person pronouns correctly.YesYesYes
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Correctly match pronouns and antecedents by number and gender.YesYesYesYes
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Use commas correctly in a series.YesYesYes
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Learning Across Disciplines
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Reading
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Use word parts to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Identify the intended audience of a particular discipline and how it shapes the text.YesYesYes
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Understand how an author's purpose shapes the content and delivery.YesYesYesYes
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Compare discipline-specific features between and within different texts.YesYesYesYes
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Use context clues to define unknown vocabulary in a reading.YesYesYesYes
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Writing
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Identify the elements in MEAL (Main point, Evidence, Analysis, and Linking) in a body paragraph in an analysis essay.YesYesYesYes
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Develop a conclusion that evokes the main idea without repeating it.YesYesYesYes