Enriched Reading in the Secondary Schools is designed for the highly motivated student and reader who reads complex text and a variety of genres and authors, independent of reading required for class. Students in this section will master the outcomes of Reading in the Secondary Schools and move on to master the literacy strategies necessary for success in honors courses. Making meaningful connections between texts read for class, other subjects and real world situations will be emphasized. Students will participate in an in-depth individualized reading program that allows them to pursue their passion for reading.

Enriched Reading in the Secondary Schools is designed for the highly motivated student and reader who reads complex text and a variety of genres and authors, independent of reading required for class. Students in this section will master the outcomes of Reading in the Secondary Schools and move on to master the literacy strategies necessary for success in honors courses. Making meaningful connections between texts read for class, other subjects and real world situations will be emphasized. Students will participate in an in-depth individualized reading program that allows them to pursue their passion for reading.

RTI Reading addresses the needs of students who have been identified as requiring extra reading instruction.  This instruction is tailored to meet the academic need and interest of each individual student.

Reading in the Secondary Schools provides the sophisticated reading skills instruction students need to be successful beyond junior high. Students will use comprehension strategies to understand increasingly complex text and learn to identify informational text structures and genres of fiction. A study of Greek and Latin roots accelerates vocabulary development. Close reading and text annotation, Cornell note-taking and Socratic discussion are among the high level thinking practices and student skills taught. Finally, students participate in an individualized independent reading program, sharing their reading electronically and in reading conferences where teachers evaluate students’ comprehension and provide suggestions for book selection.

Course Description: Reading in the Secondary Schools provides the sophisticated reading skills instruction students need to be successful beyond junior high. Students will use comprehension strategies to understand increasingly challenging text, and learn to identify informational text structures, and genres of fiction. A study of Greek and Latin roots accelerates vocabulary development. Cornell note-taking, text annotation, and Socratic discussion are among the high-level thinking practices and student skills taught, along with test preparation strategies for the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment. Finally, students participate in an individualized independent reading program, sharing reading electronically, and in reading conferences where teachers evaluate students’ comprehension and provide suggestions for book selection.