Summer School 2018 Course Descriptions:
Students register for classes based on the grade level most recently completed.
FIRST GRADE READINESS, grade K
This remedial class reinforces early math and reading concepts to better prepare students for first grade. This class runs for two consecutive periods (periods 3 & 4).
READERS’ WORKSHOP: BOOK CLUB, grades K-5
Students will read and discuss award-winning books in literature circles. Through teacher led "book talks," students will self-select books to read. Literature groups will set reading goals, formulate discussion questions and lead book discussions.
READERS’ WORKSHOP: BOOK CLUB/SUMMER READING
(book purchase required), grades 6-7
Students can read and discuss award-winning books in literature circles OR students can elect to read the required novel for the coming school year! Groups will set reading goals, formulate discussion questions and lead book discussions. Students will participate in activities to enhance their comprehension of text. For summer reading, it is required to purchase the selected novel, which will be available the first day of class. Cost TBD.
READERS’ WORKSHOP: FAIRY TALES, grades K-2
Students will study the unique characteristics of fairy tales. They will have the opportunity to read many different fairy tales. Read-aloud, art, drama and creative writing will also be used to explore this literary genre.
READING MAGIC, grades K-4
Does your student currently receive additional reading support? This course is designed to extend students’ individual reading programs into the first four weeks of summer to promote reading fluency, vocabulary development and comprehension growth.
READING BOOST, grades 1-7
This course reviews reading strategies to improve students’ overall reading abilities. Instruction covers the five major areas of reading: fluency, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, phonics, and comprehension. This course is suited for students who need additional reading exposure.
WRITERS’ WORKSHOP, grades K-7
Students will enjoy time for free writing to explore multiple genres, such as fiction, personal narrative, expository essays, poetry, and the like. Students will be guided through the writing process by engaging in prewriting activities (brainstorming & graphic organizers), peer and teacher conferencing, revising, editing, publishing and sharing of their stories. This course is perfect for students who love to write and publish their own stories.