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This course will promote high-quality teaching, thus improving learning for all students.  Students from the developmental level to the accelerated level will engage in reading, writing, and thinking about rigorous texts and applying academic literacy skills in all disciplines.

With effective academic literacy instruction across subject areas, students will be prepared to undertake close, attentive reading of complex texts.  They will make meaning and construct knowledge from rigorous texts in all disciplines.  Students will engage daily in critical thinking about multiple texts in a variety of formats and demonstrate cogent reasoning in speaking and writing.  These skills are necessary for demonstrating mastery of the Common Core Standards on the PARCC examination, success in higher education, and the development  of responsible citizens.