Reading for Meaning

Rising Grades 7 to 9

Become a critical reader by reading opposing viewpoints about contemporary issues, practicing close reading, notetaking, and summarizing.

This is an introduction to critical reading and writing. Genres include short stories, journalistic writing, essays, and poetry.

Classroom exercises develop important literary analytical tools including compare/contrast, cause/effect, and prediction.

Students write a variety of compositions on the results of their analyses and the literary themes expressed in the texts. They also write an original work.