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Academic Programs

  • Our R&W (Reading and Writing) Learners I Program provides fun and engaging activities that focuses on teaching phonetic sounds and blends for young children, aging from 3 to 5. It is the first of the Reading and Writing series which focuses on teaching correct phonetic sounds, introducing sight words, blending phonetic words and finally, reading and writing short sentences fluently. At the end of our nine-month program, the children will be able to create sentences, blend phonograms, read short passages and answer questions regarding their reading. All of this knowledge will lay down a strong foundation for when they move on to Learners II!

    Grade: PreK (Ages 4-6)

  • Our R&W (Reading and Writing) Learners II Program provides engaging activities that focuses on reinforcing phonetic sounds and introducing important grammar rules for young children, aging  from 5 to 7. It is the second of the Reading and Writing series focusing on teaching correct grammar usage, which guides them into reading and writing more detailed and complex sentences. At the end of our nine-month program, the children will be able to create descriptive sentences through multiple styles of writing (poems, letters, etc), read complex sentences more fluently, study longer stories (like chapter books), and be able to identify multiple story elements within it. 

    Grade: K-1 (Ages 5-6)

  • This course is designed to enhance students' proficiency in grammar, content organization, and written communication across various genres, with a particular focus on informative and persuasive writing. Emphasizing research skills, students will learn to utilize resources, gather information, and analyze data, while also mastering the art of comparing and contrasting ideas and providing clear, step-by-step instructions. Academic vocabulary development is a key component, achieved through exposure to academic texts and targeted exercises. The course guides students through the writing process stages, from pre-writing to drafting and revising, culminating in polished final drafts. By fostering these skills, students are equipped to excel in diverse educational settings, establishing a robust foundation for their future writing endeavors and fostering confidence and proficiency as writers.

    Grades: 1-2 (Ages 6-7)

  • This advanced writing course is designed to hone students' skills in various genres, emphasizing expository writing and research papers. It delves into the nuances of research, including source evaluation, proper citations, and crafting strong thesis statements. Students explore narrative, informative, and opinion essays, engaging in creative writing activities, poetry, and figurative language to foster creativity and linguistic proficiency. The course guides students through the writing process stages, incorporating mini-lessons, dedicated writing time, and self-assessment. It also integrates online research and emphasizes standard English conventions through structured grammar lessons. By participating in "Academic Writing for Grade 3-4," students produce complex, multiple-paragraph pieces, refining their research skills, exploring diverse genres, and developing strong writing abilities. The comprehensive approach prepares students to excel in academic writing, fostering a lifelong appreciation for effective written expression.

    Grade: 3-4 (Ages 8-9)

  • This course centers on introducing students to the Document-Based-Question (DBQ) format. emphasizing analytical and evidence-based writing to equip them for success in high school, college, and beyond. The primary objective is to instill proficiency in academic writing by teaching fundamental components such as thesis development, organizational skills, effective paragraph structure, and the proper use of evidence. Students will also cultivate critical thinking abilities, enabling them to analyze information from diverse perspectives. The inclusion of the DBQ format allows students to engage with primary and secondary sources, fostering the construction of well-supposed arguments. Through writing exercises, constructive feedback, and editing strategies, students refine their skills, ensuring clarity, coherence, and organization in their work. The course's comprehensive approach lays a strong foundation for students' growth as adept writers and critical thinkers, preparing them to excel in academic settings.

    Grade: 5-6 (Ages 10-11)

  • In this course, students will not only enhance their grammar and parts of speech knowledge but also master the rules of paragraph construction, enabling them to articulate coherent responses to novel studies. The primary objective is to cultivate a deep understand of Grade 1-2 level novels, guiding students through carefully selected texts to develop complex literary skills such as making connections, character analysis, and predictions. Through interactive discussions and activities, students explore themes, plot lines, and character motivations, fostering critical thinking and analytical abilities. The course also emphasizes the use of context clues to expand vocabulary, teaching student to infer word meanings and enhancing their ability to comprehend and engage with new terms while reading. By enrolling in "Integrated Reading and Writing for Grade 1-2," students gain a profound understanding of novels, acquire advanced literary skills, and demonstrate independent thinking in their reading and writing endeavors.

    Grade 1-2 (Ages 6-7)

  • This comprehensive course is designed to enhance students' reading and writing skills across diverse genres, with a specific focus on paragraph writing, various techniques, and effective plot summarization. Key components include teaching students to engage with different literary genres, closely read and analyze texts to identify crucial plot points, events, and character developments. This skill enables them to construct cohesive and concise summaries, ultimately improving comprehension and analytical abilities. The course also emphasizes rhetoric and writing techniques, teaching students to employ figurative language like similes, metaphors, and personification for impactful and vivid writing. Exploration of various writing styles and structures, including descriptive, narrative, and persuasive writing, equips students to adapt their writing to different contexts and purposes. Additionally, the course recognizes the significance of active listening and critical thinking, guiding students to ask questions, reflect, and respond thoughtfully, thereby enabling them to interpret, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from various sources.

    Grade: 3-4 (Ages 8-9)

  • This course is dedicated to honing students' creative and research-based writing skills while emphasizing the application of effective strategies to derive meaning from texts. An integral part of the curriculum involves teaching various writing styles and genres, guiding students in identifying and analyzing text structures and literary devices across narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and expository writing. Through guided practice and feedback, students refine their ability to craft well-structured and engaging pieces. Additionally, the course places a strong emphasis on research-based writing and critical thinking, teaching students to conduct research, evaluate sources, and synthesize information. Engaging in discussions and collaborative activities enhances critical thinking skills, and the course underscores the importance of active listening, guiding students to question, reflect, respond, and evaluate as they listen to various texts, fostering comprehension and diverse perspectives.

    Grade: 5-6 (Ages 10-11)

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