G6

​Foundation

Wordly Wise Book 6

Unit-1: Lady Liberty

Lesson 1 Lady Liberty

 

Unit-2: Intro of an Industry

Lesson 10  Fun and Games

 

Unit-3: From Silk to Silk Road

Lesson 6 The Story of Silk

Lesson 13 The Ship of the Desert

Lesson 14 The Travels of Marco Polo

 

Unit-4: Titanic

Lesson 16 The “Unsinkable” Titanic

Lesson 17 Graveyard of the deep

Unit-5: From Siege to Castles

Lesson 12 The Trojan Horse

Course Introduction

Grade 6 Grammar and Vocabulary class is supposed to help students develop their abilities in their higher-level reading comprehension and academic essay writing. The grammar part is mostly dedicated to advanced sentence structures learning and utilization, reinforcing students’ skills in literary reading, academic reading, creative writing, and academic writing.

 

Example sentences selected from literary classics and professional journalistic articles will be presented to students to better demonstrate and teach certain grammar rules. Students will become familiar and comfortable with various technical grammatical terms, for example, complex-compound sentences, adjective clause, adverb clause, etc. The vocabulary teaching serves a similar purpose. However, tutor will always introduce new words to challenge students, fully preparing them for their daily communication in English, reading, and studies for SSAT or SAT. 

Homework/Exercises

  • Identify the form and the POS of words

  • Key sentence analysis

  • Sentence Completion & paraphrase

  • Practices of grammar points

  • Practices of POS

  • Analytical writing

Reading

Objectives

  • Scaffold student reading abilities from previous experiences and classes

  • Help students formulate articulate answers based on close readings/reading comprehension questions

  • Show and tell the elements of a story, plot, genre, theme, literary devices and figurative language through various literary passages

  • Students will achieve a well-rounded understanding of how to read a text

Learning Outcomes

  • To be able to use target learning goals in a sentence, paragraph or essay through the analysis of passages

  • To become a more inquisitive close reader to improve connection making for future essays and researches

  • Improved creative thinking and make connections outside the classroom and carry to different mediums such as, art, music, film, and media advertisement

  • Improved abstract communication skills through the use of close reading and analysis of words on the page

​References

  • 20th c. American and European poetry and prose

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost

  • 19th c. European children’s literature

  • Medieval Tales/short stories

  • 16th c. poetry, “Sonnet 75” by Edmund Spencer

  • 20th c. Theatre, “ The Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller

Exercises

  • Short answers—both verbal and written based on assigned passages/texts in and out of class

  • Final reading assignment, and novel study

  • Reading comprehension answers and quizzes

Writing

Objectives

  • Learning the difference between proofreading and editing

  • Learning fiction and stories (myths, folktales and short stories)

  • Understand heme, irony, realism, and short stories

  • Understand how plots, characters and settings are constructed

  • Learning how to interpret stories, historically

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand emotional evocation 

  • To be able to make connections with literature and artistic styles in other modes of expression

  • Master how to identify literary devices, paraphrasing and literary analysis

  • To be able to revise and polish an essay/piece of writing

​References

  • ​20th century biographies

  • Poetry -- William Wordsworth and Percy Bysshe Shelley 

  • Black Beauty -- Anna Sewell 

  • Contemporary young fiction

  • Classical music compositions

Exercises

  • Writing short stories, poems, essays

  • Short paragraph writing assignments

  • Revise and edit your own short essay

  • Comparative writing assignments (comparing two different mediums--classical music and poetry)

SSAT Basic

Course Introduction

        The SSAT Basic course is for all G5-G8 students who are ready to participate in the SSAT Middle/Upper Level intensive training, as well as students who plan to apply for the IB Program, North American private schools, or improve their English Report Card scores at school.

 

        Our high-density, fully immersive SSAT basic course comes 40 hours in total, 2 hours each session. It helps students quickly complete the transition from SSAT basic phase to intermediate phase. The course materials are the official SSAT questions and the teaching content were independently developed by Sister Sophie

Course Outline

Unit 1:

Sentence logic and vocabulary accuracy training

Part of speech learning

sentence structure & main clause

Summary + test 1 + feedback

Unit 2:

Practices of using learned vocabularies and sentence sturctures

Integrated practices

Summary + test 2 + feedback

Unit 3:

Learning reading structures and techniques

Vocabulary for reading tests

Summary + test 3 + feedback

Final Test (Sentence completion*2; passages*4)

SSAT Intermediate

Course Introduction

The SSAT Intermediate course is divided into two levels, Middle Level for G5-G7, and Upper Level for G7-8, to prepare students for the SSAT exam in fall and IB Program study. It is also suitable for students who want to improve their English Report Card scores, and who want to develop critical thinking and academic accuracy.

Middle Level Outline

Unit 1: Sentence & Vocabulary

  • Sentence completion and vocabulary analysis

  • Meaning of the sentence and advanced vocabularies

  • 1st simulated test

Unit 2: Basic readings and analogy

  • Must-known passage structures and typical questions

  • Typical analogy questions and exercises

  • 2nd simulated test

Unit 3: Intensified reading and analogy

  • Intensified reading and analogy practices

  • ​3rd & 4th simulated test

Middle Level Outline

Unit 1: Core Vocabulary

  • Distinguish and analysis advanced vocabulary and sentence completion

  • Must-know passage structures

  • 1st simulated test

Unit 2: Analogy

  • Typical analogy questions and exercises

  • 2nd simulated test

Unit 3: Reading and Synonym

  • Intensified close-reading exercises

  • 3rd & 4th simulated test

SSAT Sprint

Course Introduction

        The SSAT Sprint course is divided into two levels, the intermediate level is for G5-G7, and the upper level is for G7-8, which is the next stage of the intermediate course. The main purpose of this course is to allow students to improve their close reading ability, and also improve the speed, accuracy in the SSAT exam. It is suitable for students who want to achieve high scores in a short time.

        The sprint course is 20 hours in 1 month as a term. There are 4 hours for two classes per week. Students will train through plenty of simulated test questions, they will have a clearer view on vocabulary, reading  and writing questions and be ready for the real test. 

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