York Community High School

Academic Literacy

Grade 9/ Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite:  Students are recommended for Academic Literacy through the ninth grade English placement process


Academic Literacy is a course designed to accelerate a student’s growth as a reader with specific attention to his or her comprehension, fluency, multi-syllabic word reading, and vocabulary.  Students receive direct instruction in key reading strategies including previewing, predicting, and identifying an author’s purpose, inferencing, questioning, connecting and summarizing.  In addition to these strategies, students also learn both content vocabulary and vocabulary strategies, as well as receive fluency instruction.  Students enroll in this course as the foundation of the Freshman Cohort in addition to English 9.


Academic Literacy Information

Welcome to Academic Literacy!!  If you click on the link below, it will take you to our class google site.  Here you will be able to find the information you need...we're looking forward to a great year.  Go Dukes!

Mr. Drumm, Ms. Foran, Ms. Fitzgerald, Ms. Hermes, Ms. Kennedy-Brooks, Ms. Lepore, Ms. Stoia, and Ms. Wood