[9/6 - 12/20 (no class on 11/22)]
Level 5: G 7-8
Why This Class
Joseph Addison once said, “Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.” The ability to read, write, and think critically is intrinsic to being a successful member of modern society. Yet too much of school curriculum is devoted to rote memorization or basic composition as opposed to reading for nuance or writing analytically. The Critical Reading and Writing series aims to correct this by providing a systematic and involved program of studies that fosters a students’ reading ability, analytical thinking, composition skills, and cultural fluency.
Unlike programs that elect to separate reading and writing, our teachers and curriculum designers understand that these two skills are learned in tandem and unable to be separated. Students progress through a series of levels, broken into multiple stages, that teach them the foundational skills required to be a successful reader and writer.
Structured and comprehensive system of levels and stages designed to track and improve student progress
Data-driven reading and writing assessments that monitor student’s abilities
Curated and specially developed reading and writing material
Interactive and engaging classes that implement technology to foster student involvement
Individualized feedback in the form of student reports and graded final papers
Proven results and measurable difference in students’ reading and writing abilities before and after taking the series
Professional and dedicated instruction/mentorship by highly qualified teachers and student mentors
Course Period: Fall 2023