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The four primary objectives of the BCSSSD reading program are
1. Reading for Enjoyment
2. Reading to Develop and Maintain Textual Stamina
3. Reading to Acquire Knowledge, Develop Vocabulary, and Build Author Familiarity
4. Reading to Cultivate a Reading Life
Each of these objectives supports individual students’ academic success and aligns with the larger goals of the English Language Arts curriculum, which are to develop engaged students who are able to understand, appreciate, and communicate ideas effectively. The literacy program seeks to provide students with reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to help examine texts and to better understand themselves and the world in which they live.