Afterschool Reading & Writing (ELA)
This program is designed for children entering Kindergarten in September 2021, with particular focus on improving and accelerating your child's reading and writing skills. We will be following the ELA literacy curriculum to provide academic support, homework help, and project assistance in reading and writing. Each session will be led by our dedicated instructor, Ms. Corrie, who is a former elementary school teacher and received her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. We are committed to providing age-appropriate emotional, social and academic support.
Ages: Grade K students (2021-2022)
Program Date and Time
Tuesday, November 2 - December 14 (No class on Nov. 23rd)
Class 3:30pm-4:15pm; Play 4:15pm-5pm
Tuition: $270/person (6 weeks)
Why Dream City?
*Small Class Size - Each session will have a maximum of 6 total students.
*Improve targeted skills, from brainstorming ideas, handwriting, reading strategy, reading/writing reflection to research skills.
*Build perseverance and practice time management - We teach children how to think through writing in strategic chunks, so kids spend thoughtful time on each step.
*Access to Columbia TCRWP learning materials - Students will learn techniques to accelerate reading level and improve writing.
*Individualized coaching and supervised learning - Periodic reading level assessment will be performed to assess progress.
*Proactive Parent-Teacher Communication
- PBL Project Based Learning Approach -
Not only do students learn how to work better in group by providing their own input, listening to others, and resolving conflicts as they arise, students also form relationships with community members when working on projects, gaining insight for careers and beyond.
Students learn to look at problems with a critical thinking lens, asking questions and coming up with possible solutions for their project.
In working on a project, students learn to manage obstacles more effectively, often learning from failure and possibly starting over from scratch.
Students learn how to solve problems that are important to them, including real community issues, more effectively—even learning from failure and possibly starting over.