The sixth grade Reading program is designed to create skilled
readers who use many strategies to construct meaning from text.
Students will learn the processes involved in reading and the skills
relating to both fiction and nonfiction reading. Reading skills will be
further enhanced through direct vocabulary and comprehension strategy
instruction along with collaborative reading with their peers. Literary
elements and strategies including predicting, questioning, clarifying,
and summarizing, will be introduced as students explore various forms of
literature through novels, teacher read alouds, and articles.Each week,
students will be expected to complete weekly reading assignments.
Seventh and eighth grade Young Adult Literature students will be exploring different
pre-reading, during reading, and post reading strategies to support them
in developing a better understanding of fiction and nonfiction
texts. Through teaching and modeling, students will practice these
strategies so that they can build awareness and more specifically choose
when and which strategies best fits with each text. Our goal is to
have all students use the different reading strategies effectively and
correctly not only in reading class, but whenever text is presented.