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Reading - Grade 6

The sixth grade Reading course is a literature-based program with design and delivery focusing on student proficiency in vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. In alignment with the English Language Arts (ELA) PA Core Standards, students apply strategic flexibility as they read, understand, and respond to literature and informational text. Instruction emphasizes growth in the interpretation and analysis of text based on text evidence, as well as the capacity for making connections within and between texts. As an integrated ELA program, reading and English teachers collaborate on a variety of topics, assignments, and assessments. Additionally, teachers incorporate research-based methods and materials to address the academic needs of a diverse population of students in heterogeneous classrooms. Among the materials used are a literature anthology, novels, supplemental resources, and a variety of technology tools including online textbooks, Wikispaces, and online tutorial programs for reading skills support or enrichment.

Reading - Grade 7

The seventh grade Reading course is a literature-based program with design and delivery focusing on student proficiency in vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. In alignment with the English Language Arts (ELA) PA Core Standards, students apply strategic flexibility as they read, understand, and respond to literature and informational text. Instruction emphasizes continued growth in the interpretation and analysis of text based on text evidence, as well as the capacity for thinking critically to make connections within and between texts. As an integrated ELA program, reading and English teachers collaborate on a variety of topics, assignments, and assessments. Additionally, teachers incorporate research-based methods and materials to address the academic needs of a diverse population of students in heterogeneous classrooms. Among the materials used are a literature anthology, novels, supplemental resources, and a variety of technology tools including online textbooks, Wikispaces, and specific sites for research purposes.

Reading Communications - Grade 8

Reading Communications is a literature course that seeks to enhance reading comprehension and literary analysis skills. Students work on developing and improving these skills through interacting with fiction and non-fiction texts, as well as classroom novels and independent reading selections. Students will engage in higher order questioning and thinking skills through common core aligned curriculum. To increase metacognition, students will learn reading skills through inquiry based learning and questioning. Teachers will facilitate the use of technology through web 2.0 tools, Google, and iPads. There is also strong emphasis on vocabulary skills including multiple-meaning words and words in context. The writing component of this course takes place in English Communications, therefore reading instruction occurs at an individualized level and a more developmentally appropriate pace. The curriculum of this class is tied to eighth grade English Communications. Therefore, students must take both classes to fulfill the eighth grade English requirement.

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