HIGH SCHOOL READING 1 - EN2101 (Required for students reading at the 30th percentile or below on standardized tests)
Length of Course:
Teacher Recommendation, Results of Standardized Achievement Tests, and Approval of English Chairperson
Course Description: High School Reading 1 is designed for students who could benefit from additional literacy support in order to read at grade level. The focus of this course is to provide students with explicit, direct instruction in reading fluency, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies, including instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics as needed. Students’ strengths and weaknesses are addressed through whole group and small group guided reading instruction. Understanding text structure, building background knowledge, making relevant connections to text, asking questions, inferring, summarizing, and synthesizing are emphasized to comprehension of the content area reading. Materials include high interest, leveled fiction and non-fiction text as well as content-based high interest magazines. Freshman History and Science textbooks, along with study guides, and primary and secondary sources will be utilized throughout the year. Comprehension in support of Freshman English classes will focus on poetry, short stories, plays, and novels and provide another level of support to students at risk of performing below the level of “Proficient” on 9th grade Common Core Reading Standards. Note: This course does not fulfill the NCAA core course requirements for student athletes.