Reading & Writing

Reading: Parents may be confused: their kids love to read but just not good at writing. That’s because their love for reading is only about the story, the funny words and pretty inserts. Little tension is given to cause and effect, and they just don’t extend and summarize. Like a piece of white paper, kids younger than 10 are at their golden stage to “learn to read”. It’s the top priority for kids to be motivated by their interests and learn to read quickly and correctly. Only by doing so, kids can develop their “reading to learn” skill that goes with writing and expressing. 

Writing: Writing class is a complementary class to the reading class and they are tightly coupled. Kids’ passion for writing can be increased through a happy and humorous atmosphere. Under this model of learning, kids will be able to express their ideas naturally, express in an ordered fashion, think with a logical mindset, debate with a clear mind and write in a clear manner.

 

Level K-1

  • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllable, and sounds (phonemes).

  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  • Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

  • Identify characters, setting, and major events in a story.

  • Learn the 7 habits of highly effective people to understand how to communicate, socialize and fit into American classroom culture to be a better student.

  • Improve social skills through practical exercises in English situational greetings.​

Level 1-2

  • Distinguish long and short vowel sounds and know spelling-sound correspondence for common vowel words.

  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  • Ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

  • Write narratives super sentences in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events.

  • Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade-level texts.

Level 3-4

  • Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details.

  • Distinguish opinion and fact, and analyze characters’ thought and behavior.

  • Master grade-level vocabularies.

  • In opinion writing, state perspectives clearly and support own personal opinions with reasons and examples.

  • In narrative writing, develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, transitional words, and clear event sequences.

  • 25 minutes quick writing: 200-350+ words in opinion writing; 300-500+ words in narrative writing. Evaluation score: 8.5+ (Audience Awareness 1 credit,Structure 3 credits,Language Resources3 credits,Grammar and Spelling 3 credits)

  • Prepare for SSAT Elementary Level verbal and reading sections, including analysis on synonyms, analogies and reading comprehension.

Level 5-6-7

  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text district from personal opinion or judgement.

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings.

  • Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.

  • Use narrative techniques, a variety of transition words and precise words or phrases to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

  • 25 minutes quick writing: 300-500+ words. Evaluation score: 8.5+ (Content and Structure 4 credits, Language Resources 3 credits,Grammar and Spelling 3 credits)

  • Prepare for SSAT Middle Level verbal and reading sections, including analysis on synonyms, analogies and reading comprehension.

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(425) 502-7539

Address

Elementary Level:13333 Bel-Red Rd Suite 101, Bellevue, WA 98005

Junior High Level:13343 Bel-Red Rd Suite 220, Bellevue, WA 98005

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