Literacy Connections

Age: K-3rd Grade

Length: Two-hour sessions, 2 days a week

 

Our Literacy Connections classes are designed for home schooled children, or, a perfect compliment to a half-day Kindergarten program. There are no more than 4 children in a class. Your child will gain early literacy skills, enrich and enhance development, and foster a love of reading and writing. We use research & evidence-based resources to build a curriculum based on your child's interests & needs.

 

A typical session includes:

  • An interactive read aloud in which the teacher models an early reading or writing skill or strategy related to comprehension, fluency, or vocabulary

  • A guided reading session in which the teacher guides children through their “just right” books, practicing strategies for figuring out words and comprehending

  • Opportunities for independent reading and writing in which the teacher conferences with each child on their specific goals

  • Multisensory play with language and words so that children develop phonological awareness skills and begin to understand spelling patterns and early writing.

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 (K/1st graders in one group, 2nd/3rd graders in another)

 

St. Mary's Church in Wayne

  • TUESDAY/THURSDAYS 10:00-11:30 AM or 1:30-3:00 PM 

 

Local Library-TBD

  •  TUESDAY/THURSDAYS 10:00-11:30 AM or 1:30-3:00 PM                                                                     

  • ** Cost for Literacy Connections is 85.00 a week.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: For either club, we cannot gaurantee enrollment until 3 children are registered. 

 

In these classes, our teaching is grounded in the research and strategies of these professional texts: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program features include:

  • Small class size ensures that we meet each individual's needs and everyone's ideas are heard and encouraged

  • Use of the highest quality children's books

  • Screen-Free, promote face to face communication

  • Thoughtful conversations about books that promote critical thinking

  • Children choosing which books they want to read and topics they want to write about based on interest

  • Learning through hands on games and play (no worksheets or memorization needed!)

  • A literacy environment that feels like the comfort of home and serves as the second teacher in the room