Welcome to Reading Strategies. This class is designed to help students strengthen their reading. The class meets every day for nine weeks for 6th and 7th grade and for a semester for 8th grade. We use a computer program called TeenBiz3000 during class. Teenbiz3000 gives your child access to nonfiction articles. The school pays for a subscription for your child’s account and it will remain open for the entire school year. Students are not required to do articles for homework but they have access to the program if they would like to use it at home. Once the quarter/semester is finished, it is important that your child continue to use TeenBiz3000 at least once a week at home. This will help strengthen your child’s reading and help to prepare for the Reading SOL in the spring. Grades are determined from in class work (learning-10%) that assesses comprehension of the articles on the TeenBiz3000 program.