To enhance reading comprehension and stamina of various genres of text through active reading strategies.
To create excitement and enthusiasm for reading all genres of text through the vehicle of choice
To foster self-reflection through the active reading of exemplary texts, hand-picked by the students themselves.
To make meaningful pedagogical connections between reading and writing.
To strengthen writing fluency, elaboration and organization by way of reading exemplary texts.
To develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time.
To view the past as real rather than as some vague meaningless abstraction by using fiction as a foreground and non-fiction as a background.
To extend the meaning and apply the lessons expressed in text to one's own life through a mixing of devices given in both fiction and non-fiction .
To facilitate creativity.
To authentically assess each student's progress in reading and writing by way of project-based activities.
To strengthen social interactions and communication skills among students in a variety of settings.