The purpose of this course is for us, as readers, to read more deeply. We will question our purpose for reading and learn strategies that enable us to read critically and thus gain a deeper
, more thorough understanding of the text. Duly, we will read both fiction and nonfiction texts and learn strategies
that allow us to monitor our comprehension
as we read. It is important to note that texts are not limited to print. Thus, we will expand our understanding of literacy, text, and reading as we engage various genres, images, signs, advertisements, objects, and people. Together, we will read the world.
As you progress through our Academic Literacy course, you will come to know strategies that expand your skills as a reader. You will come to know your reading habits and processes. On our journey, we will make our thinking visible
through varying strategies and literacy activities. I expect you will come with open minds and hearts and join me as we traverse text and create a community of reading