Kids who read succeed
  • The Reading Department focuses on improving the reading skills of students through literacy strategies. The staff stresses the importance of advanced vocabulary, reinforced communication and comprehension skills. Students are taught to analyze literature and informational text, grasping concepts and understanding the author’s purpose in writing. Teachers incorporate the following skills into classroom lessons:

    • Making inferences
    • Summarizing
    • Drawing conclusions
    • Identifying and evaluating the author’s purpose
    • Making connections to text
    • Making predictions
    • Distinguishing between facts and opinions and between important and unimportant facts
    • Evaluating the credibility of information