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Lower Merion School District

Off-Canvas

Literacy Support Courses

This reading curriculum is designed for students who benefit from extra support. This curriculum includes services that support the development of students’ literacy practices within and across academic contexts, providing them the support they need to develop as readers and writers. These courses are taken concurrently with the student’s English course.

Literacy Lab

  • Length/credit: 1 year (1 or 2 times per cycle) 0.33 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 14070100

This course provides a small group setting in which students gain enrichment and reinforcement in analytical reading and writing skills to assist them in meeting literacy expectations across the curriculum. Students are recommended based on performance data (including but not limited to PSSA, Keystone, DRP) and teacher recommendation.

Literature Lab

  • Length/credit: 1 year (1 time per cycle) 0.33 credit
  • Grade: 10
  • Course Number: 14070200

This course provides a small group setting in which students gain enrichment and reinforcement in analytical reading and writing skills for mastery of common core literacy standards and success on the Keystone Literature Exam. Students are recommended based on performance data (including but not limited to PSSA, Keystone, DRP) and teacher recommendation.

Keystone Literature Lab

  • Length/credit: 1 year (1 time per cycle) 0.33 credit
  • Grade: 11
  • Course Number: 14070300

This course is designed to support students who need extra, individualized support to achieve or surpass literacy standards. Students engage in skill remediation as they prepare to retake the Keystone Literature Exam.