Are you a College and Career Ready Reader?

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Theresa Giannitti, Lead Teacher
  • School: Hall High School
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Technology

This grant supports the purchase of a software license directed at students in grades 9, 10 and 11 at Hall High School who read below reading levels to receive appropriate directed reading instruction. These students will be able to take a “Reading Seminar” I, II or III in lieu of an elective. During this seminar, the students will use this on-line literacy program called LANGUAGE! LIVE with the goal to accelerate their reading comprehension, close the reading gap for these students and position them to transition to post-secondary education arenas with more learning options. Specifically, students taking this Seminar will be able to explore careers and the corresponding reading levels associated with these careers while actually reading and writing and through in-class presentations. The reading instruction will occur daily and the digital component at least twice a week. At the termination of the Seminar, students will present a final “career exploration project” to class members with an emphasis on knowing how well they will need to read to pursue their career choice.

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