Reading Street is a standards-aligned program with a carefully planned scope and sequence of reading skills paired to a range of reading materials that can be used cross-curricular. Additional practice is built into the program.
This course prepares students to write for academic discourse. The course teaches students to think critically, write in a variety of genres for various audiences, analyze language, and evaluate the craft of writing both stylistically and rhetorically. An AP exam must be taken in May for the purpose of exempting from a college course at the student’s expense. Students may earn up to 6 college credits.
The course will focus on developing critical thinking and critical writingskills. The first part of the course is designed to improve writing skills used when writing themes about literature. The second part is designed to prepare the student to correctly research and develop a term paper. The approach used in the course is one that considers writing as a process rather than as a product.
This course focuses on learning the tools required to create professional publications. Students learn writing skills, photography, graphic design and page layouts as well as database organization, marketing tools and office skills. The course designs and publishes both the Troy Yearbook and school newspaper, Trojan Crier, while also sending articles to local papers.