A teacher makes a point in many different ways.

Vicky Howard

Curriculum and Instruction

Differentiated instruction particularly for college prep, English learners, and special needs students
Multiple models to help students achieve excellence
Personalized instruction for specific goals and special needs
Scaffolded strategies for success
Valuable and timely feedback on assignments

Types of Writing Taught:

To be prepared for post-secondary education and employment, the University of California (UCs) and California State Universities (CSUs) strongly recommend that students be proficient in the following types of writing:

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Narrative essay

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Explanatory and informational essay

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Opinion essays (literary analysis and persuasive with counterclaims)

Types of Reading Texts Taught:

  • Primarily classical fiction and some non-fiction connecting to history and current events
  • Poetry

Lessons hard to learn are sweet to know.

Vicky Howard

Additional Elements and Skills Taught:

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SAT preparation
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Vocabulary, prefixes, roots, and suffixes
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Advanced grammar for native and non-native speakers woven throughout the curriculum
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Outside reading novels commonly referred to as Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) or Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)

Speaking and Listening:

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The Socratic seminar
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Academic discussion skills
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Speeches

Classes Available Upon Request. Interested?