Academic Reading

C60031 – C60032

This year long course is designed to improve reading as it relates to the complex text that students encounter at the high school level. The course addresses specific understandings, skills, and strategies needed to expand reading proficiency and improve achievement. The course will offer daily instruction and practice in effective reading and study skills as well as the opportunity to practice and apply these learned transferable skills to core subjects. Students in Academic Reading should also take English 1 while in this support class. Placement in this course is based on standardized assessments and teacher recommendations. – Department Placement Required
Level: 9
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Sophomore Reading Seminar

C61031 – C61032

Sophomore Reading Seminar is available to sophomore students needing instructional support in reading. Instruction focuses on developing specific reading strategies that are directly integrated within academic courses. Emphasis is placed on constructing meaning from diverse text types, analyzing the texts, and synthesizing them. Students also learn skills and strategies to improve their vocabulary, reading fluency, and performance on tests and summative assessments in core curricular classes. Placement in this course is based on teacher recommendations, performance in core courses, and performance on standardized tests. Students in Sophomore Reading Seminar should also take English 2 while in this support class. Students are eligible to earn ½ elective credit per semester. – Department Placement Required
Level: 10
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Junior/Senior Reading Seminar

C62031 – C62032

Junior/Senior Reading Seminar is available to upperclassmen needing instructional support in reading. Instruction focuses on developing specific reading strategies for complex texts – traditional and non-traditional – that the students are encountering during their work for core curricular classes. Students will continue to develop the skills of close reading, analysis, and synthesis by experiencing a variety of texts, text types, and text structures. Students will also develop in their vocabulary comprehension, reading fluency, and performance on tests and summative assessments. Placement in this course is based on teacher recommendations, performance in core courses, and performance on standardized tests. Students in Junior/Senior Reading Seminar should also take English 3 (for Juniors) or the selected Communication Arts elective courses (for Seniors) while enrolled in this support class. Students are eligible to earn ½ elective credit per semester. – Department Placement Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00