Content Area Reading is a required seventh grade course that builds a t oolbox of reading strat -
egies for success with informational texts read in the core con tent area courses like science,
English, and social studies as well as their elective classes. By providing skills and strategies
to support all levels of student readers with the rigor of cont ent area classes, Content Area Read -
ing directly aligns to various course curriculum throughout the school year . The framework for
Content Area Reading includes: vocabulary building, a focused mini less on on a comprehension
strategy, opportunities to practice and apply strategies with informati onal texts, and instruction in
writing frames while utilizing dif ferentiation techniques to help every level of reader improve.