Five consecutive weeks taught by English & Language Arts state licensed teachers who have in-depth knowledge of the students’ development. This course starts with short subject diagnostic test followed by explicit focus lessons, timed practice tests, short quizzes and homework for progress monitoring.
Some of the ELA concepts that the students have not learned in school yet will need to be front loaded (taught ahead of time) in anticipation of more difficult questions in the exam.
Session 1 – ELA Mock Test that serves as Diagnostic Test. Identify the areas of needs and strengths. Set goals for the program. Diagnostic Review and Discussion. Focus on Reading Comprehension. Strategies on the types of comprehension questions, format and the test language. Homework.
Session 2 – Homework review. Continuation of Diagnostic Test and Review. Focus on Revising and Editing. Strategy conferences with students. Practice tests and quizzes per topic. New homework based on the progress of the student.
Session 3 – Midterm Full Length Test. Homework review. Midterm strategic review and student conferences. Results comparison of Diagnostic Mock Test and the Midterm Test. Devise and create another learning plan. Practice tests and quizzes per topic. New homework based on the progress of the student.
Session 4 – Homework Review. Final Full Length Timed Test. Post test review and strategies. Strategy conference with students. Results comparison of Diagnostic Mock Test, Midterm Test and Final Test. Devise and create another learning plan. New homework assigned.
Session 5 – Post test review and strategies. Final review and strategy conferences with the students. Work on speed, minimize carelessness and increase automaticity. Devise another learning plan to retain the skills and concepts learned in the program.
Mondays at 7:00-8:30 pm September 7, 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 2020