6-week Course Outline
Overview: Each class will include a writing warm up, individual reading fluency instruction, and an interactive lesson based around the core concept of the week. Strategies on how to read fluently, read with expression, and how to think deeply about a text will be incorporated into each lesson. The topics for each week bridge the gap between grade levels and introduce upcoming grade-level content.
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Word Roots - Students will learn higher level morphological skills and how words can be broken down into smaller units of meaning. Learning these specific skills supports students’ word reading fluency and comprehension!
Main Idea and Supporting Details - Students will learn how to identify the main idea of a text, how to identify details that support the main idea, and why these skills are important to understanding what we read.
Theme - Students will learn what theme is, how to identify the theme of a text, and the difference between main idea and theme.
Genres and Text Features - Students will explore different genres and learn about the variety of text features found in each genre. Students will learn why text features are important and how we can use them to support our understanding of a text.
Responding to a Text - Students will learn different ways that we can respond to a text and demonstrate what they learned.
Deep Dive! - During our last session we will dive deeper into one of the core concepts covered during the first 5 sessions. The content and lesson activities will be individualized to the group of learners in order to best support their skill development.