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      GOALS FOR OUR READING AND WRITING CLASS:
    ~read a variety of informational texts
    ~read a variety of literary texts: fiction, poetry, drama
    ~analyze and support the central idea in text
    ~create a variety of responses to what you read
    ~examine the bias that authors use
    ~understand how author's craft influences readers
    ~understand how word choice impacts a piece of writing
    ~identify and interpret figurative language
    ~understand word analysis
    ~distinguish between your own ideas and the ideas of others through research
    ~use primary and secondary sources
    ***BECOME A LIFE LONG READER!**