English Tutoring

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Reading, Writing and Oral Communication in English are keys to success, whatever your child’s interests may be. Be proactive. Set them up to thrive and succeed.

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Reading

Writing

Oral Communication

Listening

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Small Group

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Skills We Help Build:

Oral Communication

Develop public speaking strategies.

Communicate their ideas and opinions to an audience using various verbal and non-verbal cues.

Establish effecitve listening skills by focusing on different strategies such as responding to the information they recieve.

Make inferences based on the tone, presentation style, and gestures of the presenter.

How to use visual aids such as Powerpoint, Prezi, Google Slides, etc. to enhance a presentation rather than distract from the main point or just read off of it.

Reading Skills

Read a variety of text ranging from short stories, novels, graphic texts, news articles, etc.

Basic reading comprehension and being able to retell what has been read.

The ability to make connections between reading material and the world, self, media and/or other texts.

Make inferences based on observations and prior knowledge to develop active reading strategies.

Analyze texts for the different messages and ideas they present and discuss how these points are made.

Writing Skills

Focus on before writing strategies such as planning work using mind maps, webs, lists, and other strategies that will allow students to organize their thought.

Invest time in to drafting or writing a rough copy of work instead of jumping to a final copy right away.

Build research strategies to use information that is on the internet and be able to sort through to see what can be used in writing.

Explore different points of view in their writing.

Learn how to edit and revise their work according to the expectations put out.

Use vocabulary that presents a specific message by consciously choosing specific language.

Read work out loud to develop their editing strategies to ensure that there is sentence fluencey and flow in their writing.

Media Literacy Skills

Make inferences based on a range of media sources based on observations and prior knowledge.

Recognize the different points of view present in media, how these messages are developed and the impact it has on the audience.

Recognize the different forms of media and their characteristics.

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HOW We Build Strong Literacy Skills:

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL WRITING:

BEFORE WRITING

Before students start writing, we teach them to:

make sure they understand the question

think of as many ideas as possible

write down all their ideas

sort through their ideas and choose the best ones

organize their ideas so they flow in the best way possible

BEFORE WRITING

During the writing process, we teach students to:

return to their planning

use graphic organizers to follow the expected structure (paragraph, story, etc.)

remember the main question

write in full sentences and remember to use punctuation

BEFORE WRITING

After students finish writing, we teach them to:

read their work out loud and correct the flow of their writing

pick out spelling, punctuation and grammar errors

review their ideas to make sure everything is focused on the main question and clearly presented

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL WRITING:

BEFORE READING

Before students start reading, we teach them to:

recall prior knowledge they might have about this reading topic

ask questions about things they don’t know

look at the title, images and other text features and make a prediction

BEFORE READING

During the writing process, we teach students to:

ask questions

actively highlight and make notes on the reading

make connections with other readings

pause and summarize what they just read

AFTER READING

After students finish reading, we teach them to:

make connections with other readings

make inferences based on the reading

share their opinion about the reading and support it with textual evidence

answer multiple choice and short answer questions

write responses and extensions to the reading

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