This class focuses on building essential reading and writing skills. Students in this class are reading and/or writing slight below or at grade level. In this class we focus on Descriptive Writing for the first semester in preparation for the state writing assessment. Throughout the year we focus on different reading skills to help students become proficient readers and in preparation of the state reading test. Students are asked to read one or two class novels per quarter, in addition to any novels they select on their own.