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BookWe provide reading instruction in the elementary, middle, and high school, that incorporates the deliberate and explicit teaching of reading skills and strategies that enable students to read with understanding. The focus for elementary grades is to build the foundational skills necessary for students to engage in an independent way with text.  Through daily instructional practices, students receive targeted focused instruction around the following five areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension.  Students are taught active reading strategies to self monitor their reading and these strategies are continued into the secondary level.  As students move into the middle grades, teachers continue to model the use of active reading strategies to help students become more proficient readers.   High school focuses on comprehension, critical thinking, and problem solving through the use of a variety of literary genres.  Teaching all students to read and think critically is our goal as we prepare students to be successful in school and in life.