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Reading

About the Department

The Reading Department at Central Lakes College offers a variety of courses in reading comprehension improvement, critical reading and thinking, vocabulary building, word identification strategies, fluency building, and study methods. Various class levels are offered based on academic needs. Reading classes are designed to help students succeed personally, academically, and professionally.

Department Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

• select reading strategies appropriate to the reader’s purpose and the structure of the text
• independently read and respond to text in critical, creative, and emotional ways
• understand and identify the general sense or main idea of a paragraph or passage, supporting details, and author’s patterns of organization
• develop effective vocabulary Ebuilding and word identification techniques for increased comprehension and fluency

Special Department Information
In order to guide our students to be independent readers and thinkers, the Reading Department uses a variety of instructional activities including individual, collaborative, and whole class learning. At Central Lakes College, reading instructors recognize the different reading experiences and skill levels represented by our students and we are committed to the growth and development of these skills. Therefore, we attempt to provide an atmosphere that fosters strong skill development while encouraging classroom participation, interactive learning, and positive relationships. As instructors, we strive to build active, confident, lifelong readers.

Department Information

Department Description: The Reading Department at Central Lakes College offers a variety of classes in reading comprehension improvement, critical reading and thinking, vocabulary building, and study methods. It provides a range of class levels based on academic need, and the classes are designed to help students succeed personally, academically, and professionally.

Department Learning Outcomes:

  • Select reading strategies appropriate to the purpose and text structure.
  • Independently read and respond to text in critical, creative, and emotional ways.
  • Understand and identify the general sense/main idea of a paragraph or passage, supporting details, and author’s patterns.
  • Develop effective vocabulary-building techniques for reading fluency.

Special Department Information: To guide our students to be independent readers and thinkers, the Reading Department uses a variety of instructional activities including individual, collaborative, and whole class learning. At Central Lakes college, we recognize the various reading experiences and skill levels our students have. Therefore, we attempt to provide an atmosphere that fosters encouragement and acceptance of different ideas and opinions for optimum success.

Select this link to view a complete listing of Reading course offerings.

Instructors

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Lori Beth Larsen

English Instructor
218-855-8237
Brainerd E407
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Lori Beth Larsen

English Instructor

218-855-8237
Brainerd E407

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

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