Reading Fluency, Comprehension, Writing and Grammar are all important in the child's development.

Reading Fluency, Comprehension, Writing and Grammar are absolutely critical in your child's development.  The ability to find a job, become an entrepreneur, even learn social skills through their lives requires critical reading and writing skills that will help them become successful for their entire lives. The earlier they start, the faster they can communicate with others.

Here's how Cal Kids Learning Academy will be assisting them.

Reading Fluency

In order to strengthen a student's reading fluency, CalKids Learning Academy teachers and CA Tutoring Academy tutors use a  variety of curriculum that focuses on specific beginning and ending sounds, short and long vowels, blends, digraphs, diphthongs, rhyming  sounds, alliterations, and sight words that support and enhance student learning. Additionally the students apply the phonics skills they have learned by applying those skills to their reading. Students benefit from their reading in that they enjoy the stories, and they feel a sense of accomplishment in reading independently. We also include fun phonics games such as Sight Word Bingo to reinforce phonics skills and to improve reading fluency.

 Reading Comprehension

Students in our reading comprehension program learn how to decipher a variety  of texts and writing styles, as well as how to interpret the text allowing your child to express individual ideas during group discussions and writing assignments. Using curriculum such as Common Core Progress and Common Core Assessment, tutors guide students through the comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of reading assignments. Not only will your child master how to read carefully and effectively, but will also learn how to engage in dynamic discussions about texts with tutors and peers. Using Common Core-aligned reading material and curriculum as a basis for discussion, our tutors support students in their ability to communicate ideas and engage in meaningful and collaborative discourse.

Writing and Grammar

CalKids Learning Academy teachers and CA Tutoring Academy tutors writing program empowers students, enabling them to communicate their ideas effectively. Children learn and practice the steps of the writing process through curriculum such as Grammar for Writing, which exposes students to different writing formats.

Our teachers guide students step-by-step through brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and editing for each writing assignment. Academy students will learn how to build content, organize ideas, choose vocabulary, and incorporate individual voice. Students in this program will also gain an edge in their writing that enables them to analyze and evaluate texts, respond to literature, and develop complex ideas.

Our reading comprehension materials expose children to diverse genres and modes as they learn to apply classical as well as innovative writing strategies to their own  writing assignments. The writing program also focuses on foundational grammar work that prepares students to build sentences and paragraphs effectively. Our tutors utilize Common Core-aligned curriculum such as Grammar Workshop to teach grammar rules and show students how to begin using these techniques in their own writing assignments. We also include vocabulary as a necessary and important component to any  writing program, pushing students to increase their knowledge and use  of language.