This reading curriculum focus on understanding phonics concepts such as consonant combinations, knowing the names of sounds of all the consonants and vowels, reading, and summarizing simple stories with pictures. The writing curriculum focuses on vocabulary, punctuation, directionality, spacing, and letter formation. As students develop their reading comprehension, they will build their writing skills as well.
Schedule: Sunday 9:30-10:30am (1h), 12 lessons, once a week.
1- Review the “at”, “et”, “an”, “en” Word families. Make sentences with “sight words”. Read a story and answer comprehension questions.
2- Review the “eel”, “eep”,”eet” ,Word families. Make sentences with “sight words”. Read a story and answer comprehension questions.
3- Review the Consonant blends “bl”,”br”, “cl”, “cr” in words. Identify “Nouns” in sentences. Read a story and answer comprehension questions.
4- Review the S blends “Sc”, Sk, Sn, Sl, Sp and St in words. Identify “Homographs”. Read a story and answer comprehension questions.
5- Review the vowel diagraph “ee” and “ea” in words. ”. Read a story and answer comprehension questions.
6- Review the long and short “oo’ diagraph in words. Read a story and answer comprehension questions.
7- Review the Final /k/ sound spelled- ck, ke, k in words. Talk about “Homophones” .Read a story and describe illustrations.
8- Recognize Ambiguous vowels au and aw in words. Read a story. Talk about the key details.
9- Recognize diphthongs such as oi, oy, ou, and ow in words and do related stories. Identify and create contractions such as “isn’t” or “wasn’t”. Find the main idea of a story (Comprehension skills).
10- Review the word endings -dge, -ge. Read a story.
About the Teacher：
Hello! My name is Saima, and I’m thrilled to say this is my 18th year teaching English to children and foreign students.
I spent 8 years teaching English to students in Japan. Currently, I am working as an online ESL instructor. I love teaching and watching the young minds shape and mold into wonderful readers and writers. My job as a facilitator is to develop enriching, engaging lessons that stretch the thinking of all my young students.
I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in science in 1996 and went on to get another Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1999 from the A.M. University. I have been living in Texas for about 15 years and have travelled quite a bit all over the world.