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In this autumn, we have prepared a series of wonderful books and reviews

Author: Source: Date:2019-8-28 15:57:17 Popularity:2

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Fall classes are just around the corner and every student is preparing to enter new grades and needs to plan and set goals for their new school year. For language arts courses, whether a student is just beginning or is already at an advanced level, they have to read a lot. Therefore, choosing academic programs with interesting and rigorous themes is very important for parents who want to help their children improve their English language proficiency and literary accomplishments.


This fall, we have selected works of literature for children of all ages to improve their ability in reading and writing. We hope that these wonderful works will be helpful to our students.



Foundations (G1-2)


The Foundations program is designed for students in grades 1-2 and is designed to help younger children lay the foundation for key abilities in grammar, spelling, reading, and writing. At younger ages, the most important thing for children to grasp is to cultivate their reading interest and develop good reading habits and learning methods. However, younger students are not always able to understand the profound meaning of longer pieces of work. 


Therefore, out Foundations courses teach complicated topics and skills through reading picture books. It is a good way to build familiarity with new vocabulary and build reading fluency through vivid illustration books and by reading aloud students can learn proper pronunciation until students gradually can read independently. These abilities will be guided by our teachers in the classroom.


The picture books selected for our Autumn Foundations courses focus on problems that are faced in daily life: the child that one day leaves their parents and learns to be independent; the power of self-confidence; learning to bravely face inside fears; and learning to understand others. This semester students will be asked to develop note-taking skills. They will also have to retell stories based on their understanding of the text, while combining their own experiences to create exciting and interesting short articles.


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Young Starters(G3)


This fall semester Young Starters students will read various creative works by Roald Dahl. These stories teach themes such as: the "love between strangers", "good and evil" and "how to use wisdom to help others" etc.


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Esio Trot


In an apartment building, there is a Mr. Hoppy and a Mrs. Silver. Mr. Hoppy is naturally shy and not very good at expressing himself. He wants to be friends with Mrs. Silver, but Mrs. Silver puts all the focus on the tortoise she is raising. Mrs. Silver hopes that the tortoise can grow up quickly. In order to help Mrs. Silver achieve this desire, Mr. Hoppy made a magical "spell", the little turtle really grew up day by day... How did Mr. Hoppy do it? What is his "spell"? 


This semester students will learn how to master their ability to make predictions by using story details and plot elements. By the end of the novel, Young Starters students will complete a creative essay that deals with the theme of “jealousy”. The protagonist in the story is jealous of the cute turtle. In order to complete this assignment, the children first need to understand what is  jealousy? When a person starts to be jealous, they begin to stray away from goodwill. If you were the protagonist, how would you resolve this "jealous" feeling?

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Early Years(G4-5)


In our Early Years fall course, students will read a selection of mystery novels. The theme of the course will focus on “maintaining the truth,goodness and courage to face difficulties.


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The BFG


Can you imagine, one night when you can't sleep you open your window and meet a giant and start a fantasy adventure? Can you imagine a magical fruit that is used to make soda? Will it make you fly if you drink it? Can you imagine that one day you can realize your dreams together with the Queen of England? That's right, this autumns novel the BFG will help you realize a series of wonderful dreams and take you to the places you want to go. If you have a dream you want to achieve, talk to The BFG and maybe he can hear your wishes and help you achieve it.

 

For this EYW's novel, students will learn to analyze the novel's viewpoint after completing reading tasks, learn the authors intention, learn to properly use adjectives and descriptive nouns accurately to express characters personality traits, and learn to summarize themes and plot.  By the end of the course, students will complete a creative short story. Imagine that you are the child that was taken away by the BFG. What kind of story will you and the BFG have?

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Middle Years(G6-7)


This fall, Middle Years students will be asked to open their imagination and creativity by reading fantasy adventure novels, and to consider the theme "walking on the edge of good and evil" and "how to distinguish between truth, goodness, and beauty".


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The  Golden Compass


This book has won high regard within literary circles. Once published, it became widely popular in Europe and in America. The story is about a girl named Lyra who has a "golden compass" with magical powers. The adventure begins shortly after, a child was abducted and Lyra’s sense of fate urged her to go to the North Pole to save the abducted child's life. Does the protagonist finally succeed in rescuing the children? What deeper meaning does this classic work convey? Maybe you should be the child who has the "golden compass"...?


This autumn course focuses on heroic tales and storytelling. Students will learn all about the “hero’s journey”. This will include a series of workshops and Moodle exercises that teach students the mythos of heroic tales and how to draft and compose original heroic adventures that use the same story writing techniques that have been successful from the earliest human civilization to block-buster Hollywood movies of today.

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Advanced Years(G8-10)


As students enter the upper grades, the level of student’s reading will become more intense. The Autumn Advanced Years reading theme will focus on "good and evil in human nature, how human civilization confronts barbarism, colonialism, and nature vs nurture”. 


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Lord of Flies


From a classic point of view, this Nobel Prize Literature has always been a must-read for high school students in the United States. The background of the story occurred during a world war. A group of children were trapped on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean after an attack on their plane. In the beginning, they felt joy because they were separated from their parents and the obligations of their lives. But gradually power dynamics created conflict between the children. What kind of action did the children take? Is it savage to fight each other? Is there still a way for civilization to solve problems? ......


In this autumn course, students not only need to complete numerous reading tasks, but will also learn how to improve their comparative analysis ability. Students will learn to analyze textual evidence by using advanced rhetorical techniques such as “diction, imagery, details, language, and syntax”. Using this “DIDLS” method will allow students to better understand the author's tone and mood. The course will also provide advanced methods for analytical and problem-solving techniques using a variety of historical, political, and philosophical traditions. Finally, students will complete a long argumentative analysis paper. This course will also lay the foundation for more advanced AP English reading and writing courses standardized examinations.

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Finally, I have attached an attachment about our fall schedule:

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