ACADEMIC READING I & II
9th - 12th Grade
Credit - 1/2 Elective credit per semester
Semester – 1 and/or 2
Prerequisite: Reading Specialist approval
This course is designed for the student who wants to become a proficient reader. Small groups explore what it means to be a proficient reader in the 21st century. This exploration focuses on reading and analyzing challenging texts while supporting content class learning. The classes provide opportunities to examine and practice effective reading strategies including building a strong vocabulary; making inferences; asking questions; summarizing; synthesizing; and visualizing. Students learn how to accelerate their reading and develop successful reading strategies to support classroom learning. Research indicates the singular best way to improve reading proficiency is to provide students with time to read. This class provides that time in class.