Prerequisite: Criteria Established By State Reading Plan
Type of Credit: Elective
The purpose of this course is to provide instruction that enables students to develop and strengthen reading skills and develop independent reading endurance. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: reading instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics (advanced phonics instruction that includes an explicit, systematic approach to orthography, structural analysis, and morphemic analysis), fluency, vocabulary and comprehension as necessary. The relative balance of instruction in these areas will be determined by screening, group diagnostic, progress monitoring and individual diagnostic measures of each student.
Special Note. This course may be repeated by a student as needed; if repeated, the required level of student proficiency should increase.