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Stratford Continuing Education



Summer School: English

English Grade 11 & 12

$320

with Brian Vignati

Calendar Jul 2, 2018 at 10:25 am, runs for 4 weeks

Students in Grade 11 continue to develop their writing and reading abilities all year long. Composition work, with an emphasis on academic writing, includes: fluency, awareness of audience, selection and arrangement of details, point of view, avoiding clichés, using figurative language, building sentences and paragraphs, using effective grammatical constructions, and improving punctuation, spelling, and usage skills. A review prior to the SAT is a functional part of the course of study. The 12th grade curriculum was developed with four overarching concepts. Vocabulary instruction is year-long and incorporates SAT vocabulary in the initial part of the year as well as text-specific vocabulary.

English Grade 9 & 10

$320

with Brian Vignati

Calendar Jul 2, 2018 at 10:25 am, runs for 4 weeks

This non-leveled course is integrated with the study of literary forms and an emphasis on persuasive and expository writing. Students are expected to independently develop an interpretation and an initial understanding, take a critical stance, and make connections. Assessments are given based on the concepts and elements taught and reviewed in class. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of 8th grade language arts. In grade 10 students do extensive writing and reading. Students are encouraged to evaluate literature and non-fiction text. There is an emphasis on students’ ability to develop initial understanding, develop an interpretation, take a critical stance, and make connections.

Language Arts Grade 5 & 6

$320

with Conted Staff

Calendar Jul 2, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 4 weeks
This class will focus on providing support to your child in becoming a stronger reader and writer. Emphasis will be placed on basic reading skills, reading comprehension, non-fiction reading and writing, writing essays, and other genres of writing based on student needs. PLEASE NOTE: Classes held at Stratford Academy: Victoria Soto School

Language Arts Grade 7 & 8

$260

with Brian Vignati

Calendar Jul 2, 2018 at 8 am, runs for 4 weeks

An emphasis on persuasive and expository writing, including a review of grammar, is interwoven with the study of literary forms. Students are challenged according to their level. Students do extensive writing and reading. Persuasive and expository writing, fluency, writer’s purpose and audience, details, and revising and editing are skills that are emphasized. Students will be expected to independently develop an initial understanding and an interpretation, take a critical stance, and make connections.

Reading Grade 7 & 8

$260

with Brian Vignati

Calendar Jul 2, 2018 at 8 am, runs for 4 weeks

The emphasis for this course will be on reading, writing, and analyzing strategies. Nonfiction reading material will be used to teach, model, and develop reading skills and strategies so that students will internalize them and use them in all of their courses.





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