-Improve as readers, speakers and listeners of English
-Understand and master state standards and be prepared for state tests
-Learn to use the “Things Good Readers Do” (preview, question, predict, infer, connect, summarize and evaluate) while reading
-Use personal experiences to relate to literature and incorporate into writing assignments
-Become proficient and confident writers by using all steps of the writing process
-Develop positive study skills such as organization, time management, etc.
-Take responsibility for your success and learning through positive goal setting and personal accountability