new Common Core Curriculum in place across the U.S during the past two school years, LearningStar/AcademicStars' managing
team led by our Founder/Director, Mr. Quy Pham, M. Ed has worked tirelessly
to update all of our curriculum in order to meet the rigorous demand of the new Common Core Standards. Last year, we
replaced the old Math textbooks with the new EngageNY
Math textbooks for grades 1-5. This year,
in addition to the new English Language Arts textbooks,
Ready Common Core grades 2-8, and new Core Connections CPM Math textbooks for grades 6-8, we are also implementing new teaching strategies, and programs
to ensure that our students will meet the challenges of the new rigorous Common Core Standards, and be well prepared for the
upcoming school year.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM THIS SUMMER
new English Language Arts Program this summer emphasizes on highly-use academic language words organized into meaningful lessons
that promote adept verbal and writen proficiency to help our students master high-use words for academic achievement. Our
Academic Vocabulary activities include the important elements to help students learn effectively and enhance their academic
language skills: Talk About It, Collaborate, Our Turn, Be an Academic Author, and Construct a Response
Our new English Language Arts Program
this summer focuses on:
DAILY ACADEMIC LANGUAGE
1. Rigorous speaking and writing interactions
to deepen understanding and improve usage
Multiple context to analyze and apply words with common word partners use in academic writing
3. Grammar and syntax targets to imrove the accuracy of
constructed written responses
sample units and words our students will learn this summer:
Literary Terms Words
2. Analyze informational Text (focus, essential)
3. Cause and Effect (result, consequence)
6. Compare and Contrast (similarity, difference)
7. Inference (assume, conclude)
II. COMMON CORE
Our new summer reading program delivers a deep study of each literature and informational reading standards
with highly engaging, complex texts from a wide range of genres. Please click on the link below to take a look at our
newly adopted textbooks: NEW SUMMER READING TEXTBOOKS
III. COMMON CORE READY! WRITING
new summer writing program provides explicit instructions in opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative writing. The
program includes engaging source texts provided at point of use span a range of on-level science and social studies topic
and support evidence based writing. Please click on the link WRITING PROGRAM for more information.
OUR EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR READING
To help your child succeed in Common Core Reading
in the upcoming school year, our teaching strategies for reading this summer based on the Read, Think, Talk, Write Model.
Students read selections multiple times for different
purposes. The frist read focuses on reading to determine what the text says. In subsequent reads, students analyze
and evaluate thext for deeper meaning and to develop critical -thinking skills.
During the THINK stage of daily instruction, students unpack the text, using a graphic
organizer to analyze the text struture and evidence.
Through meaningful activities, students interact with their peers to discuss the text,
clarify their thinking, and, thereby continue to deepen their understanding of the text.
instructions wrap up with a writing activity. Through short and-extended-response writing prompts, students demonstrate
their understanding of the text and learning target.