Intended Ages 4-5
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Identification of letters, numbers, letter sounds, sigh words, shapes, and colors are just a few of the skills that can be taught to give students a head start as they enter kindergarten.
If you're not sure about your child's readiness, or want to give him or her a confidence boosting start, this is the perfect course. Students are given a pretest of readiness skills to find out which skills are lacking and which are strong. The results are used to develop programs individually suited to your child.
Our basic-skills course in reading is developed for students who have difficulties with reading fluency and comprehension. Young students may need to learn consonant sounds and consonant teams. Older pupils may need to begin with one-syllable words with short vowels, long vowels, and variants. Still-older students may need to learn how to break apart words into compounds, consonant + le's, two consonants in the middle, vowel-consonant-vowel patterns, prefixes, suffixes, and Greek and Latin roots.
We use a highly effective combination of SRA Direct Instruction Programs and supplemental phonics instruction that systematically introduces and reinforces the 48 vowel and consonant sounds in the English language. Additional skills in vocabulary and comprehension are taught throughout the course.
Monitoring of progress in fluency is accomplished through timed readings and graphing the number of words and errors read per minute. Comprehension is measured through graded passages in main ideas, conclusions, and inferences. Our basic reading programs are not Orton-Gillingham. They're better
These programs are developed for students who have difficulties with writing, or who want to improve their abilities to write clear, complete sentences, paragraphs, and essays.
Depending on students' needs, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and paragraphing skills are systematically taught. These skills are then applied in a number of different contexts, ranging from journals and letters to family and friends, to multi-paragraph essays. Word processing and keyboarding skills are also incorporated throughout the programs at parents and student request.
A pretest is required for correct placement.
Depending on individual student needs, instruction involves the following basic skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percents. Each concept is covered with hands-on manipulatives, diagrams, computations, and word problems.
A pre-test is required for correct placement
This self-paced course introduces students to ergonomics, keyboard arrangement, and basic word-processing techniques, while developing typing speed and accuracy. Beginning students strive towards a goal of 20 words or more per minute, with 90% or greater accuracy, while students with keyboarding experience set their own goals of accuracy and speed.
This is the perfect opportunity to improve abilities to communicate with speed and ease in a high tech. world.
Would you like to enjoy quality time with your children without fighting over homework?
- Teaches proper study techniques and monitors them as needed.
- Provides supplemental curriculum as necessary.
- Makes you and your child feel confident that work is getting done, and done correctly.
- Allows access to computers, Internet, photocopier, encyclopedias, phones, fax, and a wonderfully knowledgeable staff.
- Enables you to leave the kids, and the homework worries, to us (for a while, anyway).
- Grades 4-8 only.