ReadingReading students will develop strategies and skills to be proficient readers and writers. We will read and write with purpose and for pleasure!Students will use a variety of word recognition strategies, will read with fluency and understanding in increasingly demanding texts, and will build vocabulary through reading and systematic word study. Our goal is for all students to read with competence, confidence, and understanding.The students will be given opportunities to locate information in varied sources, to read critically, to evaluate sources, and to draw conclusions based on the text. They will study how various texts are organized and how author's choose language for effect. Students will read to increase knowledge of their own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of all cultures. They will also be expected to complete various activities designed to encourage deep thought and discussion.