5-6th Grade Advanced Reading & Writing

The Classic Books’ Reading & Writing Class is designed for advanced writers and readers who would like to expand their critical reading and writing horizon. It covers specific writing and reading strategies which will build long term language and literature appreciation, interest and skills. The instructor has creatively incorporated “Reading, Writing and Speaking/Presentation” into this unique class for students to have an exciting and memorable enrichment experience.

Reading list: “Great Expectations,” “Oliver Twist,” “Tom Sawyer,” “To kill the mockingbird,” “Life of Pi,” Shakespeare’s and William Blake’s poems, and Novel of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin “ and other great classic reading. All of the readings and skills they learned from it will contribute to their future middle and high school standard tests: SOL, SHSAT (specialized high school admission test), PSAT, SAT.

Our teachers help students develop interest in reading classics at younger age, and help them build up passion for learning English language and literature. It will be one of the best gifts in students’ life long learning journey: to read classics, and enjoy classics.   

<经典作品阅读写作课教学宗旨:为学生介绍著名的文学作品师通过游戏,讨论,让孩子们学习书中和诗中人物描写,故事情节,写作手法技巧:比喻,拟人,夸张,等等。为学生介绍不同程度的文学作品, 科学和历史读物. 让他们在读和写的过程中,提高对作品的理解力,想像力,和分析能力. 让他们了解并学习作者使用的写作方法和技巧. 阅读和分析作品的过程中,提高学生写作,赏和理解能力,时也为将来的高中英文学习和ACT,SAT等考试打好坚实的基础

<经典作品阅读写作班>的学生, 本学期表演了Charles Dickens名著, 莎士比亚名著, 获得家长们赞赏!学生在每周的阅读和写作,以及每周的课堂讨论,排练和表演过程中, 增加了他们对【著名文学作品】阅读的兴趣,提高了孩子们的理解能力,促进了孩子们的读书热情!每位学生都很喜欢老师的讲解,诠释!Each student commented: it is a fun learning class!  师精心安排的课程和活动博得大家的称赞! ,每班人数限于10.  Please go to www.oaktonacademy.com for registration!

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My child likes the class a lot. First, the book list is attractive. Usually, kids at this age wouldn’t think of reading the classic books and parents might also think that they are too advanced (or boring) for them. However, the teacher prepared my child very well and he actually enjoys reading these books. Ms. Jen is very knowledgeable about the books and their writers, especially the writing techniques. She explains the background of the books and the writers’ life so that the kids can better understand the books and why the writers wrote in certain ways. – from a current student’s parent  (5/6th Grade) 

“The class environment is active and warm. Ms. Jen is very kind and patient. She encourages the kids to communicate their thoughts about the books, sometimes even negative feelings. She didn’t try to sugarcoat but explain in detail why it’s like that in the book. 
 
My child really enjoys reading the books and discussing them with Ms. Jen and his classmates. Overall, the class is very informative and also enjoyable. I can’t believe that my 9-year-old finishes reading “Animal Farm” and talking with me about his observations and thoughts.  – from a current parent (5/6th grade) 
 

“The class engaged my son to this classic reading class. I can’t imagine that he likes reading Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice,” and other classics “To Kill the Mockingbird,” and “Great Expectations.The approach of the class made it a lot of fun for students to learn, that is the best part of it. His sister would also like to join next semester. Thank you Oakton Academy. ” – from a parent of 6th grader (2019 spring) 

“The final presentation is fantastic. I would give it a A++ class for younger kids’ reading. They learned in a fun way, in an enriched way, and the kids started to like reading…I would recommend it to any other students.” – from a parent of 6th grader who has taken the class since 5th grade. 

Comments from former parents and students:

“I learned real professional writing strategy from this class.”

“Our neighbor’s child is in NySmith school, and he said they are reading “Animal Farm” at 5th Grade. We are very happy to get the classic reading books from Oakton Academy, which we do not get it from our base school.” 

“It was fun to learn writing, because the teacher created writing and vocabulary games for us, which help us practice the method we have learned.”

“My son hardly likes any reading and writing class, but after his first trial class, he said he wanted to come back. I am glad this interesting and creative reading class attracts him.”

“I would like to thank Oakton Academy for including the grammar and vocabulary in the Reading and Writing class. My daughter did a few pages per day, and she improved a lot in her grammar and vocabulary. We can’t wait for next semester. Thank you!” – from a former student’s parent (2018 summer) 

“The Summer Children’s Science & Writing Camp is the best we had so far,” said one parent. “We will definitely want to go back next summer. The kids learned science in such a fun way, and it is amazing to see how much they did reading within these two weeks (4 books). My son liked it so much and he asked us to pick him late every day!”

We offer effective virtual classes in the school year of  2020-2021. Looking forward to having your wonderful children join our enrichment classes!
Contact: 571-354-7199, or oaktonacademy@gmail.com