Dec 07, 2022
AHS 0560C - Intensive Reading (Online) The course includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• determining central ideas or themes of a text and analyzing their development as well as summarizing the key supporting details and ideas;
• interpreting words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyzing how specific word choices shape meaning or tone;
• analyzing the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole;
• integrating and evaluating content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words;
• delineating and evaluating the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the source, relevance and sufficiency of the evidence;
• analyzing how two or more tests address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take;
• writing in response to reading, emulating authors’ structures, word choices, styles, etc.
Students entering the upper grades who are not reading on grade level have a variety of reading intervention needs. No single program or strategy can be successful in remediating the needs of all students. The reading intervention course should require that students increase the amount and complexity of text they read independently throughout the school year, as these students do not have enough exposure to various text structures and academic vocabulary to develop skills necessary for college and career readiness. It is necessary to implement a combination of research-based programs and strategies that have been proven successful in accelerating the development of literacy skills in older readers.
The following practices should be incorporated in the course:
1. Scaffolding of close reading is provided but does not preempt or replace text.
2. Systematic instruction in vocabulary is provided.
3. Explicit instruction in applying grammatical structures and conventions is provided.
4. Student independence is cultivated.
The purpose of this course is to provide instruction that enables students to accelerate the development of reading and writing skills and to strengthen those skills so they are able to successfully read and write grade level text independently.
NOTE: Reading and writing courses should not be used in place of English language arts courses; reading and writing courses are intended to be used to supplement further study in English language arts.
Corequisites: AHS 0560B
Credit Hours: 0.15
Contact Hours: 19.2
Conditions: Online; Student may take course multiple times until FCAT benchmark/goal is reached.
Degrees Offered: None
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