4-5th Grade Advanced Reading & Writing

Welcome to Oakton Academy Virtual Learning!

The Classic Reading & Writing is designed for advanced writers and readers who would like to enhance their critical reading and writing skills. It covers specific writing strategy and reading materials, which will build long term language and literature appreciation, interest and skills. The instructor has creatively incorporated “Reading, Writing, and Speaking” into the workshop for students to have an exciting and memorable enrichment experience.

The reading list for this class includes: “Life of Pi,” Robert Frost’s Poetry, Children’s “Odyssey”,  Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” and other classic novels and books.

经典作品阅读写作” 教学宗旨是: 为小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. 在阅读和分析作品的过程中, 提高学生写作, 欣赏和理解能力, 同时也为将来的初中, 高中英文学习打好坚实的基础。

 “经典作品阅读写作班的学生, 本学期表演了Charles Dickens名著Great Expectations 莎士比亚名著:Much Ado About Nothing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!  

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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.” 

“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.”