9 x 67 minute classes When reading informational & educational text, it is necessary for students to develop important strategies to recall key details in answering timed academic assessments. Empower your child to understand textual material to develop their toolbox of reading strategies to improve reading for continued accuracy. This course uses advanced skills to decode unfamiliar vocabulary words using prior knowledge. Novel words are deciphered using prefixes, suffixes and root words by finding synonyms, antonyms and homonyms for comparison. Students will be able to explain cause and effect, sequence and chronology and use proper word choice. Annotation skills are taught to develop a relationship with reading passages by understanding details, words and important data. Summarizing textual content, identifying the main idea and purpose for writing, topic sentences and learning about predictions, consequences and “whys” will connect the dots for better reading comprehension. Developing an understanding of text builds a lasting skill set which helps students read with accuracy and speed.