Studying English literature opens up a world of inspiration and creativity. English literature can introduce students to a range of aspects, not only of the English language but also of English culture. We believe children should be introduced to literature at a young age. Our program starts with picture books for children in Kindergarten and goes all the way to classic novels for high school students. Through a combination of reading, writing, and discussion, our small classroom size allows students to receive individualized attention and extra support. Homework assignments are reviewed thoroughly by teachers.
In PreK to 2nd-grade groups, children will become students of literacy through exploration of classics by reading and inspecting timeless texts. The conductive lessons cover questioning, reasoning, comprehension, retelling, vocabulary expansion, as well as cross-curricular interdisciplinary connections when appropriate. The interaction that takes place will result in engaging the students through the characters and the stories that envelop them and the lessons that the texts present.
For students in 3rd grade and up, they will participate in literary analysis through reading classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction selections to develop their understanding of plot, theme, and characterization. During each class students will be identifying elements of different genres as applied in the story, defining vocabulary words, assessing writing passages, using higher-order skills to critique written text, discussing genres and story elements, and using higher-order thinking to practice deeper comprehension skills. Narrative, expository, and persuasive writing will be focuses for the demonstration of learning.
The Creative Writing course will introduce students to the process and techniques of creative writing. Students will work on creative writing fundamentals while developing their own creative voice. Students will also study classic novels to learn how to write like a writer. Under the guidance of the teacher, students can choose themes and stories freely. It is an effective way to cultivate their creativity, stimulate their imagination, broaden their thinking mode, and artistic expression.
All of our writing and reading courses will also discuss students’ work in the form of workshops, share ideas, and get feedback from the teacher and classmates.
Fall Online Courses:
- Picture Book
- Chapter Book
- Short Story Reading & Writing
- Creative Writing
- Essay Writing