This course is designed to ensure that all seniors are ready
to read and write at a college level by the end of the school year. Most college courses require substantial
amounts of reading and writing, no matter what the subject area. This course will focus on the literacy skills
that third year students need in order to become successful college
students. We will achieve this through
reading strategies, practicing various kinds of note-taking, practicing ACT
skills, and fine-tuning writing abilities.
By the end of the year, each student will be able to read and write at a
college level and will be equipped with strategies that will help him/her
succeed in postsecondary education.
based on CCSS
will develop college level literacy by being able to:
read complex, college level texts and interact with the
text as shown by annotations, ability to discuss or write about a text
drawing on evidence, and analyze the parts of a text and the effects of these
write at a college level using the conventions of standard
English and with a deep understanding of audience, purpose, and task.
speak and listen with others in a respectful and thoughtful
manner, taking in various viewpoints and be able to clarify, challenge, or
verify what has been said as well as justify one’s own points.
communicate effectively both orally and in writing using
academic vocabulary, proper syntax, conventions, and grammar.
- 3 points growth in ACT English and Reading, 1 point rubric growth on Writing