First Five—5-minute activity at the beginning of each class to calm students down

Cornell notes in all classes (second year)

Graphic organizers in all classes

QAR—Question-Answer Relationship

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)

Faculty library of reading

Magazine budget for the students + $20,000 worth of books in bins

Classes get bins and then exchange them

Varsity reading team—class of students who like to read

Varsity reading students work with DEAR students

DEAR committee = faculty who pick out the books

All the books in the book bins are chosen by the students

School-wide writing rubric

Words of the week—part of the school planner