This class introduces students to universal themes and conflicts. In an effort to become better readers, students will recognize these elements in their personal reading. The study of this class will prepare students to find joy in reading in order to help them become life-long readers. Topics covered include daily reading in order to grow ability, skill, comprehension and interests. This class presents literature, informational texts, myths, legends and folktales throughout the year to students in an effort to help them gain understanding and grow as readers. AR tests/book projects will be due approximately every two weeks. Students will participate in presentations through various projects, book talks and AR tests.