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Been There, Done That: The Business Student’s Guide to Rhetorical Analysis and Discourse Communities
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This book was developed by one section of the University of Baltimore spring 2020 Composition and Research (WRIT 300) course for Merrick School of Business (MSB) students. This book is designed to take business students beyond the standard requirements for the class. In addition to exploring rhetorical analysis of discourse community genres, the students developed essays to guide future learners through the development of specific genres used in business-related discourse communities. The hard work and enduring patience of the spring 2020 students has culminated in this publication, "Been There, Done That: The Business Student’s Guide to Rhetorical Analysis & Discourse Communities." The book includes guidance for future WRIT 300 MSB students a guide to success – from a college student’s point of view.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Baltimore
Author:
Harvey Sky
Kristin Conlin
Nett Smith
Tracy Worley
Date Added:
02/26/2021
Bridging the Gap: A Guide to College-Level Research
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This text introduces copyright, publishing formats, note-taking formats, citation styles, source evaluation, library organization, library resources and services, and effective search practices using online databases and Internet search engines.

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Information Science
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Idaho State University
Author:
Catherine J. Gray
Date Added:
02/18/2021
C.A.T.C.H. Annotation = 3-step process to Critical Thinking!
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Students learn how to annotate texts through the process of C.A.T.C.H. Then, they will use their annotations to make meaning by inferring/interpreting and evaluating/making judgments. Through this 10 1/2 minute video instruction and three handouts students will learn and practice an easy to remember 3-step process to critical thinking that will make their learning visible and help them discover how and why they can make meaning out of everything they read, see, and hear. Now they will have ready answers for discussions, questions, essay-writing, and quizzes.

Subject:
Communication
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Laura Harris
Date Added:
11/25/2019
Civix- Ctrl-F Unit
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This resource is published by Civix.Ctrl-F is a unit created by Civix, a Canadian organization developed to support civics and media literacy education. This unit teaches students how to verify facts and information when reading informational text online.

Subject:
Information Science
Journalism
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Unit of Study
Author:
Cyber Citizenship Initiative
Date Added:
08/07/2021
College Level Reading Support: Readings to Engage Learners
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These materials provide resources for those wanting to assist students with their reading comprehension and vocabulary. See section 1, titled "Overview" for additional information. The Overview (section 1) also contains a common course cartridge with the assessments for these learning materials including quizzes, discussions, and writing assignments. 

Subject:
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Star Boe
Karen Hutson
Jean Gorgie
Date Added:
01/25/2022
Critical Analysis of Text:  Reading History
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This module is aimed at college freshmen, although it could be used with slightly older or slightly younger students.  Its purpose is to instruct students on the process of engaging with the kinds of text they are likely to encounter in their first year in college.  Included are an introduction that establishes a set of "rules" for reading text with a critical/analytical eye, a sample text drawn from an OER source, and a model of how to read the text.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
U.S. History
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Howard Miller
Date Added:
06/15/2016
Elements of a Scholarly Article
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This tutorial explains common sections of scholarly articles: abstract, introduction, literature review / background, methods/methodology, results/findings, discussion, limitations, implications, conclusion, and references / bibliography / works cited / works consulted.

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Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Sophie Forrester
Date Added:
03/23/2020
English practice with a virtual tour of Van Gogh’s Bedroom
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1) Lesson Summary:
Students will practice reading, oral and listening skills based on the theme Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, by working with a virtual tour of the painter’s bedroom and by producing their own recordings of podcasts about the virtual tour.

2) Lesson Objective:
To provide students with an opportunity to develop reading, oral and listening skills based on works of art, associating the teaching of English with painting.

3) Resources/Technology for the teacher:
Online Resources
• Website page: Text Vincent Van Gogh’s “Bedroom at Arles,” or, The Outside World is Friendly
https://aestheticrealism.org/terrain-gallery/art-history-criticism/van-goghs-bedroom-at-arles-by-dorothy-koppelman/
• Facebook video: Virtual tour of Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles
https://www.facebook.com/breathingartit/

4) Resources/Technology for the students:
Computer Lab or Student Laptop setting
Worksheet /Learning Materials
Audacity software
Online Resources

5) Grade / Course: Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), First year undergraduates – Intermediate level

6) Length of Activity: two classes (50 minutes each)

7) Intended Curriculum Learning Outcomes
• Students will use the internet to answer some questions about the text Vincent Van Gogh: The Bedroom.
• Students will discuss their understanding of the text in pairs/with the whole class.
• Students will watch the virtual tour Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles.
• Students will discuss what they visualize in the virtual tour.
• Students will read a text with a detailed description of the bedroom.
• Students will watch the virtual tour again and check if the written description in the text matches with the images from the virtual tour.
• Students will have to make corrections in the text when images do not correspond to the text.
• Students will discuss about their findings in pairs.
• Students will be divided into small groups of three. They will record a podcast to describe the virtual tour with their own words. In their recordings, they will have to insert some extra or wrong information about the virtual tour.
• Different groups will have to listen to the podcasts and identify the non-corresponding information.

8) Instructional Activities
Teacher will provide instructions on how to develop the activities and the necessary materials and help for the accomplishemnts of the activities (15 minutes)
Students are given time to complete the lesson activities. (35 minutes)

9) Learner Assessment: Student completion of the activities.

Subject:
Languages
Educational Technology
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lecture
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Terezinha Marcondes Diniz Biazi
Date Added:
03/30/2020
English practice with a virtual tour of Van Gogh’s Bedroom
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Students will practice reading, oral and listening skills based on the theme Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, by working with a virtual tour of the painter’s bedroom and by producing their own recordings of podcasts about the virtual tour.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Graphic Arts
Languages
Visual Arts
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson
Reading
Author:
Terezinha Marcondes Diniz Biazi
Date Added:
07/27/2020
Experimentation and Innovation: Building the Hale Telescope
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The primary sources in this project, drawn from the collections at the Rockefeller Archive Center, include correspondence and diagrams that document the process of fabricating what became a 200-inch Pyrex telescope mirror. These sources can be used to strengthen critical reading skills, to support inquiry-based learning exercises, and to expose students to the stories of trial and error that lie behind most scientific or engineering breakthroughs. Students are encouraged to annotate in the margins in order to support the development of document analysis and critical thinking skills. This project contains a suggested exercise that builds on the themes of the primary source documents.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Information Science
Higher Education
Reading Informational Text
U.S. History
Mathematics
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Module
Primary Source
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
08/24/2020
The Genocide Scrapbook Project
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This Lesson Plan was created by Joanna Pruitt as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. This original lesson is for classroom use; however, there is a virtual option as well. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The attached Lesson Plan is designed for Grades 9-12 English Language Arts students; however, this could also be used as a Social Studies project as well. Students will evaluate credible sources through research on genocides post World War II after completing a novel unit covering the Holocaust. Students will also create scrapbooks using summarizing, citation, informative writing, textual evidence, caption writing, and persuasive writing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate oral communication skills as they have to present their projects to the class. Students will use background knowledge to clarify text and also gain a deeper understanding by using relevant evidence from a variety of sources to assist in analysis and reflection of informative text. 

Subject:
Literature
World Cultures
Journalism
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
World History
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Joanna Pruitt
Date Added:
07/24/2020
Habit of Mind - Thinking Flexibly
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The following is a lesson on the Arthur Costa's Habits of Mind, which I typically use in my one-year below transfer composition course, but this is also applicable in college prep courses.This lesson is one of a series that introduces a habit of mind (Thinking Flexibly, in this case) in order to help build students' awareness of their own habits and how to modify them through observation (examining the cartoon and description of the habit), application (applying this habit in their own lives via reflection), and creation (creating a comic) that pushes students to use humor, another habit of mind, in order to further reflect on this habit. All in all, these multiple lessons culminate into a larger assignment, The Habits of Mind Portfolio, where students analyze and reflect on how the habits they've learned throughout the semester is seen in their classroom interactions, study habits, home life, and the processes of creating their compositional works done throughout the semester. 

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Jocias Zamora
Date Added:
09/30/2020
How Arguments Work: A Guide to Writing and Analyzing Texts in College (Mills)
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How Arguments Work takes students through the techniques they will need to respond to readings and make sophisticated arguments in any college class. This is a practical guide to argumentation with strategies and templates for the kinds of assignments students will commonly encounter. It covers rhetorical concepts in everyday language and explores how arguments can build trust and move readers.

Subject:
Communication
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Anna Mills
Date Added:
11/15/2021
Information Literacy in Action: Evaluating Medical Information
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Learn how to evaluate medical information as a non-medical expert using information literacy principles such as currency, noting research questions and methods and verifying claims with multiple sources.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Information Science
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Reading
Author:
Marla Lobley
Date Added:
07/22/2020
Lumen Learning Basic Reading and Writing
Read the Fine Print
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Basic Reading and Writing builds a solid foundation around core aspects of the writing process: critical reading; methodical writing; research and documentation; practical grammar and punctuation. An optional module introduces core principles for college success that help students understand and develop good habits to improve their performance in this and other college courses. As the first in a three-course sequence that culminates in Composition I (college-level composition), Basic Reading and Writing focuses on helping students identify and apply foundational concepts and skills in reading and writing. Course content may be used for standard instruction or diagnostically to discover and address gaps in student understanding/skill.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
08/29/2018
Model Diplomacy
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Model Diplomacy is the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) free multimedia simulation program. It engages students through role-play and case studies to understand the issues, institutions, and challenges of creating and implementing U.S. foreign policy. It is an adaptable interactive resource that promotes independent research, critical thinking, effective communication, and collaborative approaches to problem solving. Model Diplomacy places students in the position of policymakers deliberating hypothetical scenarios based on real issues. Content is informed by CFR experts.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Political Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Module
Simulation
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Council on Foreign Relations
Date Added:
12/04/2017
OpenNow from Cengage English Composition 2 Reading & Learning Objectives
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Students build on what they learned in Comp I and practice critical reading, deepen knowledge about and how to use academic research, develop understanding of argument and other modes of persuasion, and practice revising and editing. Content is available in PDF and Open Document formats and is licensed CC BY. Learning Objectives also are provided. Full course offering available at https://www.cengage.com/c/opennow-english-composition-ii-1e-opennow-cengage

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Reading
Textbook
Unit of Study
Author:
OpenNow from Cengage
Date Added:
12/17/2018