RDG 031: Developmental Reading 1

Module 1 - Self-Assessment and Setting Goals; Module 2 - Focus on Vocabulary; Module 3 - Using an Active Reading Strategy; Module 4 - Reading an Informative Paragraph: Part 1; Module 5 - Reading an Informative Paragraph: Part 2; Module 6 - Reading Multi-Paragraph Passages; Module 7 - Inferential Comprehension: Reading Between the Lines; Module 8 - Critical Reading and Thinking; Module 9 - Reading Illustrations
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Other Material Types:
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Project Name:
Accessible Support Services and Instruction for Sustainable Transition to Work (ASSIST)
Funding Source:
RDG 031, Developmental Reading 1

Industry / Occupation

Industry Sector:
Developmental Education
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Education / Instructional Information

Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
This course was subjected to a four-step review process: 1. The course developer created the course and module outlines (Deliverable A) and submitted them to the curriculum design expert from the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD). 2. CUCWD reviewed the materials and provided feedback for improvement. Course developer also completed an instructional design checklist provided by CUCWD to communicate how he/she was planning to design the course to meet the ADA, UDL, and Creative commons requirements. 3. The course developer then created the content (Deliverable B), using an organizational template provided by CUCWD and designed to help novice course developers meet the grant requirements and develop rigorous curriculum. To meet the grant requirements and ensure the creation of rigorous curriculum, Deliverable B consists of well written content in an organized format complete with activities throughout for practice, media and images to appeal to multiple learning styles, tools to achieve ADA compliance, and a final assessment that varies in item format and challenge level. 4. Deliverable B was submitted to and reviewed by CUCWD to ensure the aforementioned components were included and the curriculum was complete. Deliverable was also reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert and editor designated by each college. 5. After making revisions based on the aforementioned feedback, the course developers then piloted (Deliverable C) the curriculum in the place of the old curriculum to gather student feedback and use the instructional process to uncover areas in need of improvement. 6. The course developer kept track of the required changes during the pilot and applied those changes in the revisions phase (Deliverable D). The materials were then submitted for final review to CUCWD and marked complete. In the materials for this course, you will find the Resources developed by CUCWD - SME review form, module and course outlines, content, assessments and Instructional Design Checklist.


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Layout - Page numbers match printed material
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Order - Digital resource layout
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - Lists
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Language - Markup
  • Language - Passage Markup
  • Non-Decorative Images Have Alt Text
  • Decorative Images Marked With Null Alt Text
  • Complex Images, Charts, and Graphs Have Text Descriptions
  • Synchronized Text Track
  • Transcript Provided With Audio Content
  • Audio/Video Delivered Via Media Player
  • Non Flickering Content
  • Interactive - Keyboard
  • Interactive - Markup
  • Interactive - Text prompts

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