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Senior High School Core Subject: Reading and Writing Skills

Reading and Writing Skills is one of the core subjects of the senior high school curriculum. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:


  • Reading and Thinking Strategies across Text
    • Text as Connected Discourse
    • Techniques in Selecting and Organizing Information
    • Patterns of Development
    • Properties of a well-written Text
  • Text and Context Connections (Critical Reading)
    • Critical Reading as Looking for Ways of Thinking
    • Explicit and Implicit Claims in a Text
    • Context of Text Development
    • Critical Reading as Reasoning
    • Formulating Evaluative Statements
    • Determining Textual Evidence
  • Purposeful Writing in the Disciplines and for Professions


While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Producing different types of academic writing and professional correspondence
  • Formulating evaluative statements about a text read
  • Determining textual evidence to validate assertions and counterclaims
  • Writing critiques of selected text


These examples only cover the scope of the core subjects. For the scope of the contextualized and specialized subjects, please refer to their respective lists.

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