This course will focus on extensive implementation of reading and writing strategies that focus on vocabulary skills, grammar skills, and reading skills. The reading strategies include previewing, questioning, analyzing, evaluating, summarizing, and comparing a variety of texts. Students will utilize the Reading Plus program to improve these reading skills. The writing strategies will focus on text analysis and supportive evidence to strengthen their opinions. This course focuses on improving the expressive and receptive language skills both verbally and in writing. Students will utilize the STAR reading assessment program to monitor individual growth throughout the year.