• Reading Class Course Description:

    This course offers instruction designed to increase word knowledge and improve reading comprehension while focusing upon the application of specific reading strategies, critical thinking skills and study skills to assist students in achieving success in all academic areas.  A variety of literature and instructional materials that reflect the diversity of our nation and the world, as well as the interest and abilities of the students will be used to enable students to meet high standards and expectations.  

    *Basically, my goal is for all of my students to have the skills to read any literary and academic reading in their near and far futures.

    Outline of Skills Taught in Order and Retaught Recursively:

    Claim and Evidence: (How to answer a written literature answer.)

    Visualization

    Genres

    Plot

    Antagonist/Protagonist

    Characterization

    Conflict

    Inference

    Dialect

    Setting Review

    Dialogue/Monologue

    Structure

    Diction

    Details and Organization

    Irony

    Sarcasm

    Symbol

    Foreshadowing

    Flashback

    Archetype

    Paradox Vs. Oxymoron and Antitheses

    Poetry Devices

    Repetition

    Onomatopoeia

    Personification

    Alliteration

    Sound Devices

    Meter

    Rhythm

    Rhyme

    Assonance/Consonance

    Prefix/Suffix

    Pun

    Euphemism

    Idiom

    Hyperbole

    Metaphor

    Simile

    Resources

    Mythology

    Author's Influence

    Fact/Opinion

    Literature Connections

    Cause and Effect

    Text Aids

    Vocabulary