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Language Arts / Reading


Language Arts / Reading

Critical Reading 1

Students will use active reading strategies to comprehend and retain both literal and implied meaning in content areas and other genres. The main goal of the class is to get students to enjoy reading, which encourages them to become life-long readers. This course emphasizes critical thinking, vocabulary development, and confidence building. Part of the class will focus on strategies and tools to improve understanding of textbooks and nonfiction works. The class will also emphasize organizational skill. The student is allowed to pick a novel of their choice at the appropriate reading level after a teacher assessment. They will use sustained silent reading daily, followed by a notebook entry that summarizes and uses prediction or connection. Mini-lessons will be used to improve the students reading abilities. The student will also be using the computer program A+ which introduces or reinforces general comprehension strategies such as summarizing, identifying, main idea and details, etc. This class will help each student improve their reading and instill a desire to read.
  • Sustained silent reading
  • Reader's response
  • Methods for determining unknown words
  • Reading logs
  • Summarizing information
  • Word mapping
  • QAR
  • Internet research
  • Lateral thinking
  • Self-evaluation

Advanced Reading

This is a class for the avid reader. The class is an opportunity to read the books of your choice and to have in depth discussions with your peers. Author connection and interpretation will be a focus. Students will use active reading strategies to comprehend and retain both literal and implied meaning in content areas and other genres. The main goal of the class is to get sutdents to enjoy reading, which enocurages them to become life-long readers. Min-lessons will be used to improve the student's reading abilities and vocabulary. The student will also be using the computer program A+ which introduces or reinforces general comprehension strategies. So whether you like to read or just want the opportunity to explore different genres, this is the class for you.
  • Sustained silent reading
  • Reader's response
  • Methods for determining unknown words
  • Reading logs
  • Summarizing information
  • Word mapping
  • QAR
  • Internet Research
  • Lateral thinking
  • Self-evaluation

Language Arts / Reading Instructors

Mr. Kevin Lynch
Ms. Holland Hoagland
Mrs. Susan Dalesandro

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