Reading

 

 

Reading 1

This high-beginning reading course introduces students to basic reading comprehension strategies and skills for various reading tasks. Students use the essential skills of previewing, predicting, skimming, scanning and other reading strategies such as vocabulary-building to increase reading comprehension.

 

Reading 2

Students in this low-intermediate reading course continue to develop basic reading comprehension strategies and skills for comprehending intermediate-level texts. Students will also develop basic critical thinking skills and basic strategies and skills to broaden their vocabulary.

 

Reading 3

This intermediate-level reading course further develops basic academic reading comprehension strategies and skills by identifying theme and analyzing the basic organization of texts. Students continue to develop basic critical thinking skills by analyzing and reacting to texts and visual aids.  Students will also continue to broaden their understanding and use of new vocabulary.

Reading 4

This course is designed to help high-intermediate students improve their academic reading comprehension strategies and skills through annotating, paraphrasing, and summarizing.  Students also apply strategies and skills to increase reading speed, make inferences, and react to readings in writing and discussions.

 

Reading 5

This course builds on the academic reading strategies and skills that the high-intermediate students have developed in Reading 4. Students begin to read and analyze college-level texts as they practice additional reading strategies and apply critical thinking skills such as analyzing the language and organization of various texts.  Students continue to expand their academic vocabulary using strategies such as understanding meaning from context and basic word parts.

 

Reading 6

This course is designed to help advanced students develop the ability to comprehend and interpret authentic college-level texts by applying appropriate reading strategies such as determining authorís purpose, tone and bias, and making inferences from the text.  Students continue to develop critical thinking skills by evaluating and comparing multiple texts. Students also continue to develop strategies and skills to broaden their understanding and use of new vocabulary by learning various word forms and using them in context. 

 

Reading 7

This course builds on the academic reading strategies and skills that the advanced students have developed in Reading 6.  Students continue to develop critical thinking skills through comparing and evaluating multiple texts and synthesizing ideas from those texts orally and in writing.  Students also develop library strategies and skills by locating various types of academic sources in the school library and through the internet.  Students evaluate the authority, credibility, appropriateness and effectiveness of the sources located.