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Reading Department

Reading is an essential life skill and the basic tool required in our global society. With instruction and practice, students can improve their reading skills. At the high school, a variety of reading courses is offered. These reading courses emphasize the following areas: comprehension, vocabulary development, study techniques, research, test-taking, and reading for pleasure. All reading courses are aligned to the Pennsylvania Keystone Literature standards. Students read from a variety of genres including novels, short stories, plays, essays, speeches and online database articles, as well as self-selected materials. Reading strategies that develop students critical thinking and analytical skills are emphasized.