Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ELA & MATH CRASH COURSE 2013

2-week ELA Math intensive crash course:

 

ELA week 1:

 

April 15, 16, 17, 18

 

Math week 2:

 

April 22, 23, 24, 25  

 

All classes 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 Tuition: $499

 

(includes practice tests and materials)

 

Register by in person April 15 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm or by

calling 1 (800) 631-1757 

 

Grades 3 to 8

Small Group Setting

** Crash Courses Available in Forest Hills, Queens Location only**

 
 Standard 1: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding.
• Acquire information by locating and using library media resources, with some assistance

• Collect and interpret data, facts, and ideas from unfamiliar texts
• Understand written directions and procedures
• Locate information in a text that is needed to solve a problem
• Identify a main idea and supporting details in informational texts
• Recognize and use organizational features, such as table of contents, indexes, page numbers, and chapter headings/subheadings, to locate information
• Compare and contrast information on one topic from two different sources
• Identify a conclusion that summarizes the main idea
• Select books independently to meet informational needs
• Make inferences and draw conclusions on the basis of information from the text, with assistance
• Use text features, such as captions, charts, tables, graphs, maps, notes, and other visuals, to understand and interpret informational texts
• Use graphic organizers to record significant details from informational texts
• Use text features, such as headings, captions, and titles, to understand and interpret informational texts, with assistance
• Distinguish between fact and opinion, with assistance
• Identify missing information and irrelevant information, with assistance
Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.• Select literature on the basis of personal needs and interests from a variety of genres and by different authors
• Engage in purposeful oral reading in small and large groups
• Read print-based and electronic literary texts silently, on a daily basis, for enjoyment
• Relate the setting, plot, and characters in literature to own lives
• Explain the difference between fact and fiction
• Make predictions, draw conclusions, and make inferences about events and characters
• Identify cultural influences in texts and performances
• Maintain a personal reading list to reflect reading accomplishments
• Use specific evidence from stories to identify themes; describe characters, their actions, and their motivations; relate a sequence of events
• Use knowledge of story structure, story elements, and key vocabulary to interpret stories
• Read, view, and interpret literary texts from a variety of genres, with assistance
• Define the characteristics of different genres, with assistance
• Identify literary elements, such as setting, plot, and character, of different genres, with assistance
• Recognize how the author uses literary devices, such as simile, metaphor, and personification, to create meaning, with assistance
• Recognize how different authors treat similar themes, with assistance
• Identify literary elements, such as setting, plot, and character, of different genres, with assistance
• Use graphic organizers to record significant details about characters and events in stories


Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.

• Evaluate the content by identifying
   - the author’s purpose
   - whether events, actions, characters, and/or settings are realistic
   - important and unimportant details
   - statements of fact, opinion, and exaggeration, with assistance
   - recurring themes across works in print and media
• Compare and contrast characters, plot, and setting in literary works
• Analyze ideas and information on the basis of prior knowledge and personal experience
• Recognize how language and illustrations are used to persuade in printed and filmed advertisements and in texts, such as letters to the editor
• Judge accuracy of content to gather facts, with assistance from teachers and parents/caregivers
• Use opinions and reactions of teachers and classmates to evaluate personal interpretation of ideas, information, and experience
• Evaluate information, ideas, opinions, and themes in texts by identifying, with assistance,
   - a central idea and supporting details
   - missing or unclear information
• Identify different perspectives, such as social, cultural, ethnic, and historical, on an issue presented in more than one text, with assistance
Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interaction.• Share reading experiences to build relationships with peers or adults; for example, read together silently or aloud• Respect the age, gender, position, and cultural traditions of the writer• Recognize the types of language (e.g., informal vocabulary and jargon) that are appropriate to social communication














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