1 SEMESTER, 1⁄2 CREDIT
This course is designed to expand a student’s literal, interpretive, and evaluative comprehension skill set while fostering a love of reading. Developmental reading instruction is provided throughout the course, with a focus on increasing vocabulary, reading, writing, research, and critical reading skills. Reading strategies that improve fluency and comprehension of fiction and non-fiction are incorporated into the class. Award winning young adult novels Paper Towns by John Green and Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan are the focus of the curriculum using the PA Core State Standards. The course also includes reading selections from non-fiction that supplement the novels with background information, and provide students with the opportunity to practice reading non-fiction texts. The course will be required for any student who meets a specific set of criteria.