Reading

*Amended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. As a result of schools moving to virtual learning, each grade will focus on the following:

  • 6th Grade Reading Intervention - Students will continue to examine various text structures and recognize how the text structures can be applied to their writing in their ELA class.

  • 7th Grade Reading Intervention - Students will continue to receive additional support in their ELA course focusing on argumentative writing by being provided texts at their instructional reading level and outlines to draft their writings that are aligned with 7th grade ELA instruction.

  • 8th Grade Reading Intervention - Students will continue to monitor comprehension, practice critical thinking through text connections, and build stamina in their ability to independently read a novel over a period of time. 

Course Description

In this course, students will work on strengthening fundamental reading and writing skills through the practice of applying reading and/or writing strategies.  By the end of the course, students will improve their comprehension and written communication. 

Key Course Learning Experiences

Writing Handbook: Through guided practice students create a reference source to assist them in the creation of showing the process of becoming an effective. (G21 Communication, Critical Thinking)

One Pager: Students create a visual to showcase  their understanding of plot, theme, and character traits using self-selected text. (G21 Creativity, Communication, Self-Directed, Critical Thinking)

Infographic: Students create a visual to showcase  their understanding of a self-selected current issue which requires students to read a non-fiction text, apply note-taking strategies, data interpretation, and structurally organize the information in a visually engaging format. (G21 Global Competence, Creativity, Communication, Self-Directed, Critical Thinking)

Reading for Understanding: Main Idea and Details with Fiction and Non-fiction: Using multiple levels of texts, students will apply strategies taught to increase their understanding of finding texts’ main idea and supporting details to have a through of the author’s purpose. (Career and College Readiness)

Essential Learning Goals

Reading: Using the reading process (pre-reading, reading, responding, exploring, applying), students will demonstrate a foundational understanding of how to critically interpret, analyze, and evaluate informational texts and literature of varying levels of text complexity for a range of tasks, purposes, audiences, and mediums.

Writing: Using the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing), students will demonstrate a foundational understanding of how to write in a variety of formats (narrative, expository, informative, persuasive, argumentative) over different periods of time (on-demand as well as short and extended time frames), adapt and apply their writing for a range of tasks, audiences, and purposes.

Product Creation: Using the design process (planning, crafting, evaluating, reflecting, and revising), students will demonstrate a foundational understanding of how to create a product across multiple mediums, where the overall impression is not only appropriate for the task, purpose, and audience, but accurately presents relevant and reliable information given the assessment requirements.

Major Assessments and Success Criteria 

This course allows students to strengthen  foundational skills and apply these skills to produce a final assessment in which students independently demonstrate their growth throughout the learning process. 

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