Reading

Reading Courses

Required Course

 

LITERACY EXPLORATIONS 7 Image of an apple which stands for a seventh grade class

Full Year, 6 Periods Per Cycle
4075

This course will provide strategic literacy instruction for students. Comprehension strategies, skills and critical analysis will be refined through targeted systematic instruction to promote independence in literacy. A variety of challenging text sets will provide the opportunity for close reading, critical analysis and response.

STRATEGIC LITERACY EXPLORATIONS LEVEL 1 Image of an apple which stands for a seventh grade class

Full Year, 12 Periods Per Cycle
4075A

This course will provide targeted, systematic instruction of comprehension strategies and skills for developing reading independence. Targeted literacy skills including comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing will be addressed through the use of technology, direct instruction and the use of both literature and informational text. A variety of complex texts will provide the opportunity for close reading, critical analysis, and constructed response. The various modes of writing, along with the writing process, will also be taught. Students in Strategic Literacy Level 1 and Level 2 may be combined in the same classroom since the program will be differentiated to meet the varied needs of learners. This course also counts as an English requirement.

STRATEGIC LITERACY EXPLORATIONS LEVEL 2 Image of an apple which stands for a seventh grade class

Full Year, 12 Periods Per Cycle
4075B

This course will provide targeted, systematic instruction for comprehension strategies and skills for developing reading independence. Targeted literacy skills including comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing will be addressed through the use of technology, direct instruction and the use of both literature and informational text. Instruction will focus on the foundational skills for reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding/encoding) in addition to comprehension, vocabulary and writing. A variety of challenging texts will provide the opportunity to apply these skills to critical analysis and response. The various modes of writing, along with the writing process, will also be taught. Students in Strategic Literacy Level 1 and Level 2 may be combined in the same classroom since the program will be differentiated to meet the varied needs of learners. This course also counts as an English requirement.

Major Elective Offering

 

LITERACY EXPLORATIONS 8 Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

Full Year, 6 Periods Per Cycle
4085

This course will provide instruction for students who continue to develop competency in literacy and critical analysis of text. Strategies and skills will be targeted through systematic instruction of comprehension, vocabulary, word study, analysis and writing. A variety of complex texts will provide the opportunity for close reading, critical analysis, and constructed response. This course will be differentiated to meet the needs of all learners.

STRATEGIC LITERACY EXPLORATIONS LEVEL 1 Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

Full Year, 12 Periods Per Cycle
4085A

This course will provide targeted, systematic instruction of comprehension strategies and skills for developing reading independence. Targeted literacy skills including comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing will be addressed through the use of technology, direct instruction and the use of both literature and informational text. A variety of complex texts will provide the opportunity for close reading, critical analysis, and constructed response. The various modes of writing, along with the writing process, will also be taught. Students in Strategic Literacy Level 1 and Level 2 may be combined in the same classroom since the program will be differentiated to meet the varied needs of learners. This course also counts as an English requirement.

STRATEGIC LITERACY EXPLORATIONS LEVEL 2 Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

Full Year, 12 Periods Per Cycle
4085B

This course will provide targeted, systematic instruction for comprehension strategies and skills for developing reading independence. Targeted literacy skills including comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing will be addressed through the use of technology, direct instruction and the use of both literature and informational text. Instruction will focus on the foundational skills for reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding/ encoding) in addition to comprehension, vocabulary and writing. A variety of challenging texts will provide the opportunity to apply these skills to critical analysis and response. The various modes of writing, along with the writing process, will also be taught. Students in Strategic Literacy Level 1 and Level 2 may be combined in the same classroom since the program will be differentiated to meet the varied needs of learners. This course also counts as an English requirement.

Minor Elective Offering

 

SUPPLEMENTAL LITERACY SUPPORT Image of an apple which stands for a seventh grade class Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

Full Year, 4 Periods Per Cycle
7404SL, 8404SL

This supplemental literacy course utilizes highly-structured research-based instruction to directly teach the structure of the language using systematic, multisensory instruction in both decoding and encoding.

Image of an apple which stands for a seventh grade class  = Seventh Grade Course /  Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course = Eighth Grade Course

Final deadline for students and/or parents to initiate requests for course changes is May 1, 2020.