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Reading For Understanding

Reading for Understanding is a course to improve basic reading and comprehension skills. The content of the course is based on the needs of the individual students. 

Word Study

Students learn strategies to develop word recognition skills and expand their knowledge of vocabulary. Students are given opportunities to apply those skills with authentic reading tasks.


Reading with fluency allows the student to read with deeper understanding. Students receive instruction in all areas of reading fluency: rate, accuracy, phrasing, and expression. 


Students develop better comprehension from exposure to a wide variety of reading material. Good comprehension depends on a student's knowledge of vocabulary and their overall general knowledge. By using authentic reading material and direct instruction in comprehension strategies, students in Reading for Understanding develop not only understanding, but also increase their overall general knowledge. It is through the application of each of the three areas of reading that allows students to tackle more challenging text and become better readers.

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