Instructor: Ms. Beussman
Phone: 507-647-5382 ext. 2297
Available hours for extra help: Before school at 7:45 or earlier by appointment, after school, 2nd hour.
This course will look at various types of reading that is done in the post-secondary setting. We will study and use the skills needed to read and comprehend these selections. Both fiction and non-fiction will be studied. The content of the course will consist of the following: Vocabulary development and reading skills improvement.
- Improve vocabulary skills
- Root words, prefixes, suffixes
- Context clues
- Develop reading comprehension skills relating to fictional texts
- Main Idea
- Story mapping
- Elements of a story
- Develop reading comprehension skills relating to nonfictional texts
- Main Idea
- KWL charts
- Skim and Scan
- SQ3R Method
- Fact vs. Opinion, fallacies
- Improve personal reading habits
- Explore different literary genres
- Independent reading
- Grading for this course will be based on independent reading projects, journaling, weekly root word completion, weekly non-fiction article completion, and reading skills assignments.
- Meeting deadlines is a critical life skill. All deadlines will be announced in advance. You are responsible for submitting your work on time. If work is late, points will be deducted.
- If you are absent the day of a deadline, the assignment will be due the following school day. If you know in advance you will be gone, you should hand in your assignment in advance.
- If you are absent the day of a test, plan to take the test the day you return to school. Extended absences will be given appropriate time to complete work.
- Refer to student/ parent handbook for rules on attendance, tardies, detention, etc.
Materials: Notebook, Pencil, Folder. Daily handouts will be provided by teacher.
No Credit 64 and below
- Daily Reading: Every month, you will be required to read a novel of your choice. The novel must be one you have never read. There will be accompanying projects to ensure close reading. Most class periods will start with free-reading time.
- Monday: Root words, free reading and journaling
- Tuesday-Thursday: Reading strategies, short stories, poetry, free reading and journaling
- Friday: Nonfiction article and questions
Schedule subject to change