Reading is a support class primarily for students performing below the ISAT cut score in Reading on the MAP assessment or below on the Reading ISAT. Students work on the 5 areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Students will be confident and competent readers. Students will understand the importance of using reading strategies for constructing meaning within the text, about the text, and beyond the text.
What are my strengths and challenges as a reader?
What word analysis skills and strategies can I apply to decipher unknown words?
Why is reading a conversation?
How can I make sure I keep the conversation going?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
Academic Vocabulary (ex: MAP Reading RIT Band Vocabulary)
Course Units / Topics of Study:
Fiction: Class books and individual reads based on lexiles to model and practice previewing, visualizing, questioning, predicting, inferring, connecting, summarizing and evaluating plus literary terms for this genre.
Nonfiction: Class books and individual reads based on lexiles to model and practice previewing, understanding text structures, activating background knowledge, understanding text features, monitoring understanding, questioning, noting and organizing important information plus literary terms for this genre.
Word Study: Decoding (Syllabication Practice), prefix, suffix and roots study.