We ask parents and educators to make the decision to give your learners an extra advantage in areas that involve comprehension on standardized tests.
To comprehend simply means to understand. Many students, learners, and returning citizens do not score as well as they can on important tests due to poor comprehension skills. If you cannot understand what a question is asking you, it will be hard to answer it. One of the obstacles to students learning these skills is students lacking interest in the content used to teach the skills. The Comprehension 10 Pack is an online course that uses content and current events that learners like to discuss orally to build reading and writing skills.
Too many classrooms in America are overcrowded and underfunded. This makes it hard for instructors to help each learner reach their full potential. Many of these schools have lower scores on standardized tests…. Imagine if each student improved as little as 10% in areas involving comprehension? The Comprehension 10 Pack is an online course designed to build key comprehension skills. This course has 10 sections. There is no time limit. Your learner may work at the speed that they are comfortable with for learning valuable comprehension skills. Your learner can complete the coursework in 10 weeks or one year. Think of this course the same way a learner would learn musical or athletic skills- by practice, practice, practice. The more energy the learner puts into the exercises the stronger their comprehension skills will become. A few percentage points in comprehension related areas on tests can make the difference between acceptance to schools and programs of higher learning. The lessons have simple instructions on assignments that involve current topics. List Topics
The Comprehension 10 Pack syllabus is designed to have the students learn fundamental to higher order thinking comprehension skills. It is suggested that learners complete the course in sequence. Urban Media Literacy will supply your learner with accounts to two online learning platforms . All the sections can be completed online via Schoology and Vocabulary.Com LMS platforms.
Building the necessary comprehension skills will help your learner not only on standardized testing, but also in the classroom.
Section 1 Increasing Vocabulary
Developing reading skills and work habits
Learning to understand the importance of vocabulary
Increasing vocabulary skills
Section 2 Reading for enjoyment
Increase students desire to read independently and better comprehend what is read
Learn note taking skills
Section 3 Reading for work and school
Learning to decipher texts and written instructions
Building study skills
Section 4 Personal writing
Learning proper formats for writing essays.
Learning how to elaborate on ideas
Section 5 Work Writing
Creating effective messages
Knowing your audience
Section 6 Different Mediums
Learning what the media is and its effects
Understanding the pros and cons of Social Media
“The Medium is the Message”
Section 7 Analyzing Content
Compare and contrast
Section 8 Higher order thinking
Understanding abstract concepts
Propaganda, rhetoric, and bias
Section 9 Free Style Synthesize/ Mini Research Project
In this section students get to show their mastery of the previous sections by selecting content from any 3 sources that relates to any class work, research, or projects they are currently working on. If learner is not in school the research topic should relate to their career path. Example – Career Path is to become a singer. Any aspect of the music industry is a suitable research topic
Section 10 No Stress Test
Learning “Best Practices” for test taking
Learning Do’s and don’ts of studying
Reviewing prior comprehension lessons
- Increase proficiency in areas involving comprehension in writing and reading
- Developing transferable learning skills
- Learning the proper protocols for creating and evaluating a variety of media content
- Increased self confidence in academic abilities-self empowerment
- Creating enjoyable learning experiences
What is The Comprehension 10 Pack?
Many students, learners, and returning citizens do not score as well as they can on important tests due to poor comprehension skills. To comprehend simply means to understand. If you cannot understand what a question is asking you, it will be hard to answer it. One of the obstacles to students learning these skills is students lacking interest in the content used to teach the skills. The Comprehension 10 Pack is an online course that uses content and current events that learners like to discuss orally to build reading and writing skills.
The course syllabus is designed to have the students learn fundamental to higher order thinking comprehension skills. The exercises are easy to understand. The course is composed of 10 sections that are best done in sequence. The assignments can be done at the learner’s pace. When all 10 sections assignments have been completed the learner will receive a certificate of course completion. All the sections can be completed online via Schoology and Vocabulary.com LMS platforms. The course is designed for those who have achieved reading levels above grade 7 or young learners who are advanced.
To Begin-Use Urban Media Literacy provided access codes and register for Comprehension 10 Pack Course on both
Schoology and Vocabulary. Com
Urban Media Literacy (UML) would like to help lower recidivism rates by offering our critical thinking course, Comprehension 10 Pack to inmates at prisons and juvenile justice facilities managed by
the State. Inmates and the State can benefit from the improved critical thinking skills the course develops.
There is clear evidence that prison education has a significant impact on future lives of prisoners. Education reduces recidivism, improves employment rates, and increases wages. Inmate students report increased self-confidence and raised self-esteem. They are calmer and their presence leads to a safer prison environment. Prisoners often develop a greater maturity and are able to set goals and plan for a brighter future.