About this course
Reading is fundamental to developing the mind, imagination, curiosity, and confidence. This course is designed with a multifaceted, student-centered approach to provide students with mini lessons and fun activities that will give them opportunities to expand and develop their vocabulary, grammar and mechanics, to gain confidence with reading out loud and independently, as well as to improve reading comprehension skills.
What you'll learn
Throughout this course, students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and learn helpful strategies to boost and develop their reading skills. Using National Geographic’s Our World, students will build their reading skills, vocabulary, and grammar as they dive into and explore various nonfiction topics. Students will also practice strategies designed to improve their reading comprehension through focused exercises. Reading comprehension skills include:
- Identifying the main idea & details
- Story Elements
- Drawing conclusions & making inferences
- Identifying cause & effect
- Fact vs. Fiction
- Fact vs. Opinion
- Making predictions
- Making connections within and between texts
- Comparing and contrasting
- And So Much More!
High interest texts and fun activities will engage students, ensuring a safe space for them to practice and develop these fundamental skills.
Materials & Homework
- Students will be provided with all course and reading material during each lesson.
- Each student should come prepared with a notepad and pen, as well as a growth mindset!
- In addition to completing the suggested post-reading assignments each week, students are encouraged to practice independent reading at least 20-30 minutes a day with a text of their own choosing.