We will concentrate on all areas of the reading process: reading, writing, speaking and listening each day and focus on enhancing each student’s individual reading abilities. Students will participate in activities to build and improve skills in the following areas: 1. Knowing themselves as readers: Becoming metacognitive about reading – aware of the thinking they do before, during and after reading. 2. Becoming a more active and engaged reader: Reacting and responding to text beyond surface level to show deeper understanding, reading fluently to show comprehension and expanding vocabulary. 3. Becoming a voracious reader: Building reading stamina to read for longer periods and engage in meaningful conversation about books.