8th Grade Intensive Language Arts Comprehension

8th Grade Intensive Language Arts Comprehension (04010811)


Length:  Year

Format:  Meets One (1) Period Daily

Description:  Intensive Language Arts Comprehension is specially designed for students for whom reading and/or writing achievement limits their ability to fully benefit from the grade-level language arts course.  For these students, skill deficits in the area of comprehension are the area of greatest need.  Students are admitted to these courses based on criteria that consider past performance and demonstrated readiness.  The course is specially designed to advance reading and writing skills that are below grade-level expectation.  Consideration for enrollment in this course is based on the specific needs addressed in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  The delivery model for this course will include the use of a research-based instructional program, and specially trained staff.  Additional minutes of instruction and specialized technology may also be offered.  Direct instruction and guided practice in comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, and phonics are aligned with each student’s specific areas of need.  Students in these courses may be exposed to some of the Radnor Township School District core language arts curriculum, but the priority is building skills in reading and written language to ensure future academic success in all areas.  This course is a double period course which spans over a Core period and one Encore period.