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English Registration

Registration is now open for a special 10-week online English Writing and Literature class with Miss Lauren! This class is for 4th - 7th graders.

Mondays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

English Program Highlights
  • Diverse program options for every level

  • Customized curriculum designed to meet the needs of each student

  • Highly experienced teachers who are dedicated to making learning effective and joyful

  • Formative and summative assessment is implemented throughout the school year to measure success and determine ongoing support

  • Timely parent communication and detail-oriented customer service

Instructor(s)
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Miss Aliza

English Teacher

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Miss Larsen

English Teacher

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English Phonics

Our Beginner Level Program is a highly interactive Chinese exploration program designed for 3.5 - 6-year-olds who do not have any background in the Chinese language.

IN-PERSON

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WW3000 Academy Vocabulary Course

Designed for students in Kindergarten to 2nd Grade, Wordly Wise 3000 focuses on general academic vocabulary and subject matter vocabulary.

ONLINE

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1st-2nd Grade Reading & Writing

The program is designed to allow students to closely read and analyze different types of literature. 

ONLINE

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3rd-4th Grade Reading & Writing

The program is designed to allow students to closely read and analyze different types of literature. 

ONLINE

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5th Grade
Reading & Writing

Coming soon!

ONLINE

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Overview

This course offers weekly themed classes aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. The first half of this course focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, and category words while the second half of this course offers children opportunities to practice their writing. 

Objectives
  • Phonomic Awareness: Understand the sound structure of spoken language at a phonemic level

  • Sight Words: Recognise grade-appropriate words and reading strategies for approaching new words

  • Comprehension of Text: Recognise grade-appropriate words and reading strategies for approaching new words

  • Handwriting Skills: Print correct letter shape, size, spacing, and smoothness

  • Reading Skills

Class Schedule
  • IN-PERSON: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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Overview

The Common Core classifies all vocabulary in K-12 into three tiers: basic vocabulary, general academic vocabulary and subject matter vocabulary. Wordly Wise 3000 focuses on general academic vocabulary and subject matter vocabulary.

Highlights
  • Corresponds with the core vocabulary required by the U.S. K-12 English syllabus for each grade

  • Covers key general academic vocabulary and subject matter vocabulary

  • Includes vocabulary that frequently appears in entrance exams such as PSAT, SAT, ACT

  • Each level of the WW3000 textbook is divided into 15-20 units. There are about 10-15 words in each unit. Each unit includes (1) Vocabulary List, (2) 5 types of exercises, (3) Vocabulary Extension.

Class Schedule
  • Registration Closed

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Overview

The program is designed to allow students to closely read and analyze different types of literature. In these courses, students of different ages and levels study classic literature thoughtfully and critically, pick up significant details and identify patterns, and develop a deep and precise understanding of the form, craft, and meaning of a text. Our highly experienced teachers then train the students to incorporate what they learned from close reading into their own writing.

Our classes cover:

  • Theme discussions 

  • Vocabulary

  • Literature analysis

  • In-depth reading

  • Writing prompts

Topics:

  • Welcome & Introductions, Pre-Reading Activities

  • History of Aesop Fables 

  • Phonetic Word Study, Comparison Activity

  • Vocabulary, In-Class Writing Activity

  • Chores Comparison Activity, Group Discussion

  • Phonetic Word Study

  • Homophones Activity, Re-Write Activity

  • Introduce superlatives

  • Summarizing and outlining 

  • Contractions, Superlatives, Venn Diagram Activity, Sequence of Events Activity

  • Weather Comparison Activity, Poem Activity

  • Hospitality Activity, Fact vs. Opinion Activity Manners Discussion

  • Review Game, Celebration

Book List

​Fall Semester:

  • Fable and Myths

  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

  • Poetry

Spring Semester:

  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Class Schedule
  • Registration closed

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Overview

The program is designed to allow students to closely read and analyze different types of literature. In these courses, students of different ages and levels study classic literature thoughtfully and critically, pick up significant details and identify patterns, and develop a deep and precise understanding of the form, craft, and meaning of a text. Our highly experienced teachers then train the students to incorporate what they learned from close reading into their own writing.

Our classes cover:

  • Theme discussions 

  • Vocabulary

  • Literature analysis

  • In-depth reading

  • Writing prompts

Topics:

  • Author's style and choices

  • Character analysis: Inside and Out

  • Character Relationships to others and themselves

  • Author's purpose: What is the author trying to tell us?

  • Inferencing: Reading between the lines

  • Theme: Thinking about the Deeper meaning

  • Jotting your thinking vs Formal writing

  • Supporting writing responses using evidence

Book List

Fall Semester:

  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Spring Semester:

  • The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo

  • Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant

  • Crash by Jerry Spinelli

Class Schedule
  • Registration closed

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Overview

The program is designed to allow students to closely read and analyze different types of literature. In these courses, students of different ages and levels study classic literature thoughtfully and critically, pick up significant details and identify patterns, and develop a deep and precise understanding of the form, craft, and meaning of a text. Our highly experienced teachers then train the students to incorporate what they learned from close reading into their own writing.

Our classes cover:

  • Theme discussions 

  • Vocabulary

  • Literature analysis

  • In-depth reading

  • Writing prompts