The Language and Literature department has a lot of exciting things happening at Shotwell Academy. Two great web-based programs are helping our sharks become better readers. Shortly before the winter break we began using the Achieve 3000 program, a web-based program that gives students reading material at their own individual level. With regular practice, this program guides students to improve their reading level. It’s differentiated instruction at its best. Meanwhile, the Accelerated Reader program is still going strong in our library. Every three weeks, students are given the opportunity to check out a new book to read. They are expected to read at home as part of their homework. They then take their AR quiz online in the library. It's a great way to get kids reading.