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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SP 205 - Foundations of English Orthography

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
Foundations of English Orthography is an elective course which targets the development of skills essential to improving students’ literacy. In this course, students will analyze and apply rules of English orthography (spelling) as they discover and master the use of practical, everyday vocabulary. Students will acquire words to help facilitate conversations on the college campus, such as at the library or in science and math classes. Through in- and out-of-class activities, and formal and informal assessments, students will attain skills which will help build the foundation for the development of a strong English vocabulary. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Academic Vocabulary

  • Identify high-frequency vocabulary words through illustrations and context
  • Apply vocabulary words verbally in an authentic setting
  • Accurately pronounce targeted vocabulary
  • Write paragraphs with vocabulary in context using word partnerships
  • Develop study skills to review and recall vocabulary words

Academic Spelling

  • Recognize spelling patterns in prefixes and suffixes, parts of speech, etc.
  • Make phonetic connections between spelling and pronunciation
  • Identify general common spelling mistakes, as well as individual common spelling mistakes
  • Write paragraphs using high-frequency vocabulary words with accurate spelling

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Katherine Toske

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