This course provides guidance and focus for our students' SSAT preparation and training. Explain the specific skills and the most effective strategies required for the test to help students improve vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension and test-taking ability.

A+ Learning Center SSAT curriculum covers the following contents:

  • This course provides guidance and focus for our students' SSAT preparation and training. Explain the specific skills and the most effective strategies required for the test to help students improve vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension and test-taking ability.

  • Elementary Level SSAT - For children currently in 3rd and 4th grades who are applying for admission to 4th and 5th grades.

  • Middle Level SSAT - For children currently in grades 5-7 who seek admission to grades 6 through 8.

  • Upper Level SSAT - For children currently in grades 8-11 who are applying for admission to grades 9 through PG (Post Graduate).

  • SSAT/ISEE Intensive Summer Prep Course

 Verbal:

  •  Demonstrate command of the knowledge of word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

  •  Distinguish among the associations of words with similar definitions/denotations.

  •  Acquire and use accurately academic and domain-specific vocabularies.

  •  Compare and contrast the following relationships among words:
     ✧Cause-effect
     ✧Part-whole
     ✧Positive-negative
     ✧Degree
     ✧Purpose
     ✧Association
     ✧Quantity-quality
     ✧Subjective-objective
     ✧Homophony
     ✧Active-passive
     ✧Physical-mental
     ✧Human-nonhuman
     ✧Syntax
     ✧Shape relations

Reading Comprehension:

  •  Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.

  •  Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator in a text.

  •  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

  •  Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly.

  •  Demand the techniques to crack the following types of questions:
    ✧ Main idea Question

    ✧ Summary Question
    ✧ Inference Question
    ✧ Example Question
    ✧ Word-in-Context Question
    ✧ Analogy Question

       ✧ Understanding Attitude Question

       ✧ Understanding Purpose

       ✧ Relationship Question

       ✧ Overall Structural Relationships

Writing:

  •  Write narratives to develop imagined events.

  • Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing the characters.

  •  Organize an event sequence naturally.

  •  Use narrative techniques to develop experiences and events.

  •  Use a variety of transitional words/phrases to manage the sequence of events.

  •  Use appropriate words and sensory details to convey experiences and events.