• Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: Decoding & Comprehension II
    Subject: Reading
    Grade Level(s): 9-12

     Synopsis of Curriculum

    This course is designed for students who have taken the Decoding/Comprehension I course and wish to further expand their decoding/word attack skills to include unknown multisyllabic words and syllabication patterns.  Students learn to apply active reading strategies to improve overall comprehension skills and vocabulary development.  Class size is limited.  Priority is given to students who read below grade level. Direct, explicit teacher-developed instruction is used.

    Units of Study Titles

    Independent Reading Workshop


    Vocabulary with word roots

    Phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition

    Before-During-After reading strategies

    Close reading