READING AND WRITING SKILLS

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Course Title: READING AND WRITING SKILLS

Semester: 2nd

Grade: 11  

No. of hours: 80 hours /semester                                                                                   

I. Course Description:

The development of reading and writing skills as applied to a wide range of materials other than poetry, fiction and drama.

II. Course Objectives:

At the end of the semester, the students should be able to;

a. realizes that information in a written text may be selected and organized to achieve a particular purpose;

b. critiques a chosen sample of each pattern of development focusing on information selection, organization, and development;

c. understands the relationship of a written text and the context in which it was developed;

d. writes a 1000-word critique of a selected text on the basis of its claim/s, context, and properties as a written material;

e. understands the requirements of composing academic writing and professional correspondence;

f. produces each type of academic writing and professional correspondence following the properties of well-written texts and process approach to writing.

III. Course Content:

Unit I: Reading and Thinking Strategies across Text Types

Lesson 1: Text as Connected Discourse

Lesson 2: Techniques in Selecting and Organizing Information

Lesson 3: Patterns of Development

Lesson 4: Properties of a Well-Written Text

Unit II: Text and Context Connections (Critical Reading)

Lesson 5: Critical Reading as Looking for Ways of Thinking

A. Explicit and Implicit Claims in a Text

B. Context of Text Development

Lesson 6: Critical Reading as Reasoning

A. Formulating Evaluative Statements

B. Determining Textual Evidence

Unit III: Purposeful Writing in the Disciplines and for Professions

Lesson 7: Writing a Book Review or Article Critique

Lesson 8: Planning Careers Lesson

A. Application for College Admission

a. Resume

b. Application Letter

B. Application for Employment

Lesson 9: Various Forms of Office Correspondence

A. Kinds of Business Letters

B. Parts of a Business Letter

IV. Course Requirements:

  1. Using of Brainstorming Tools
  2. Outlining and using of Graphic Organizers
  3. Creating a Timeline of Event
  4. Book Review or Article Critique
  5. Resume
  6. Application for College Admission
  7. Application for Employment
  8. Writing Business Letters
  9. Reflective Learning Sheets

Performance Task:

A. Midterm – Writes a 1000-word critique on a selected text

B. Endterm – Mock Job Interview

  • Course Subject Performance Assessments:

Written Works                                   25%

Performance Tasks                         50%

Term Assessment                            25 %

  TOTAL:                                             100%

  • Academic Performance Evaluation System:

                        Grade = (Midterm + End term) / 2

VII. References:

Aquino, L. Y., Cruz, R. B., Calderon, T. T., Manaois, J. M., & Maximo, A. C. (2013). Cross-Currents: English for the Professions. Quezon City. C & G Publishing, Inc.

Miciano, M.Z. & Miciano R.Z. (2016). Enhance English Engagements: English for Academic and Professional Purposes. Makati City. Don Bosco Press, Inc.

Saqueton, G. M; Uychoco, M. T. (2016). English for Academic and Professional Purposes. Quezon City. Rex Bookstore, Inc.

Valdez, P. N. (2016). English for the Globalized Classroom Series, English for Academic and Professional Purposes. Quezon City. The Phoenix Publishing House Inc.

Business Communication, (2015). Philippines. McGraw-Hill Education.

Prepared by:

Ms. Jerelyn A. Labio

Subject Teacher                                                      

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