Course Objectives


In READ 180/Reading Workshop, students will improve their reading skills by practicing

  • vocabulary skills
  • literal and inferential comprehension skills
  • fluency
  • independent reading habits (in-class and at-home)

Students will improve their writing skills through

  • daily quick-writes reflecting their understandings of independent reading texts 
  • responding in writing to interdisciplinary (cross-curricular) Academic Language prompts
  • focusing on using proper sentence structure and other standard conventions of the English language.

Students will become better self-directed learners by practicing

  • listening skills,
  • appropriate interpersonal skills,
  • direction-following skills, and
  • organizational skills.


Students who are enrolled for the entire school year in READ 180/Reading Workshop, and who attend regularly and work to ability in class, can expect to see their reading scores increase by at least one grade level, as measured by the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) and other assessments. Students will take the SRI test in September, October, mid-December to mid-January, and May.

Students whose scores increase to near or above grade level proficiency will have the opportunity to exit the class, with parent permission and after consultation with the reading coordinator, school counselor, grade level team (core) teachers, and case managers (when applicable).

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