Reading Expectations of a Lathrop Scholar

  • Middle school is the time your child develops the sophisticated reading skills that allow him to analyze literature and master the content of the entire curriculum — social studies, science, math, health, and foreign languages. Reading becomes a powerful tool to find information, make sense of complex material, and find enjoyment in literature and popular media. Middle-school instruction therefore focuses on refining and strengthening existing skills (


    To help your student master sophisticated reading skills you can:

    • Ensure your child reads at home 30 minutes a day
    • Provide your child with numerous reading materials at home
    • Read with your child evernight
    • Create a quiet place for your child to read nightly
    • Ask your child questions about their reading


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Last Modified on September 1, 2016