Reading and Writing Course Levels

LEVEL 1

Grades 1-2

This class will focus on developing oral reading fluency, vocabulary, building knowledge, and comprehension skills. The students will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

At the primary level, students will use what they have read to write summaries and short personal narratives. The focus will be on topic and idea development. This class will also work on answering comprehension questions using complete sentences.

LEVEL 2

Grades 3-4

This class will focus on developing oral reading fluency, vocabulary, building knowledge, and comprehension skills. The course will discuss the constituent elements of articles and the stylistic norms, as well as the laws of perception, imagination, cohesion and transformation of writing in the process of writing behavior. The course focuses on further idea development and a deeper understanding of an article.

LEVEL 3

Grades 5-6

This course will focus on developing students' vocabulary, acquiring reading strategy skills, also developing comprehension and critical thinking skills. Students will read various novels and non-fiction articles. At the intermediate level, students will use what they have read to write evidence-based response paragraphs and short essays. Students will also write short personal narratives based on real-life experiences.

LEVEL 4

Grades 7-8

This course will focus on developing students' vocabulary, acquiring reading strategy skills, also developing comprehension and critical thinking skills. 

Students will read language materials of different subjects, genres and styles to enhance their instinctive feel of language and improve their ability to understand the outline of the content faster.

Under the guidance of instructor, discuss the internal and external characteristics of various types of writing and the modern writing skills and methods to further improve writing literacy and writing ability.

LEVEL 5

Grades 9-10

This class will focus on developing vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and literary analysis. The students will read a variety of short stories that are iconic works and serve as common cultural reference points in literature, film, music, and popular culture. These are the stories that well-read students should know as they prepare for college.

Students will start with imitation, they will further improve and consolidate their reading and writing skills through lots of practice. Through practice, it will stimulate the enthusiasm of students to expand their reading consciousness, cultivate the students' sense of language, and further improve the students' ability to express their ideas in writing and the ability to organize their passages.

LEVEL 6

Grades 11-12

This class will focus on developing vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and literary analysis. Also focus on cultivating students' ability to understand literary works and having independent appreciation of those works. In the process of writing, students will have clear goals on writing different types of essays with different themes. 

At the advanced level, students will write literature analysis essays and develop a collection of personal narratives that can be used as the basis for college application essays.