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Reading Honors

by Florida Association of School Administrators

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Course Description

The course emphasizes advanced reading comprehension and vocabulary study using a variety of grade appropriate texts encompassing a range of complexity. Students enrolled in the course will engage in research, write in response to reading, and cite evidence to answer text dependent questions both orally and in writing. The course provides extensive opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Important Note: Reading and writing courses should not be used in place of English language arts courses; reading and writing courses are intended to be used to supplement further study in English language arts.

General Notes:The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • demonstrating successful reading of argument, including recognizing bias and supporting details;
  • demonstrating successful reading of fact and opinion, including recognizing inferences and main ideas;
  • demonstrating successful reading of high-quality literature, including the use of text craft and literary effects to develop theme and tone;
  • demonstrating knowledge of a variety of organizational patterns and their relationships in the comprehension of text, including recognizing purpose and tone of informational reading;
  • demonstrating successful understanding of academic vocabulary and vocabulary in context;
  • integrating reading and writing, including extensive written responses to print and digital text;
  • using effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions;
  • collaborating extensively amongst peers.
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