Academic focus: Close reading
While Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield offers a well-rounded curriculum, this year our whole school will have a special emphasis on Close Reading. Close reading involves reading and re-reading passages of text to increase comprehension. We ask and answer probing questions to understand the author’s meaning and the purpose of the text and analyze how the words and structure help the author achieve the purpose.
Close reading is an essential skill for college readiness. It also opens whole worlds to us by becoming strong, lifelong readers. As a result, it’s part of the Common Core standards that all students must master to be at grade level. HCP-K is committed to ensuring all our scholars meet this standard, while discovering more books, words, and worlds together!
HCP-K provides lots of fun activities for our scholars and parents throughout the year. Check out our Events Calendar. Families will also be notified of upcoming events through our student newsletter.