Sprout Syllabus for Treasures Courses

The goal of this program is to nurture your child's English communication skills as well as their ability to critically think in English. Our teachers and staff are committed to your child's English education and will be with them throughout their enrollment in our program. We offer many classes that will not only improve their English communication skills, but will also further their knowledge in different content areas (i.e. history, science, etc.).

Our core classes focus on Reading and Language Arts. We use books from the "Treasures" series (Macmillan/McGraw Hill, 2009), which are the same textbooks elementary students use in the United States. The series of books focus on different themes, such as family, the environment, American culture, and much more. This allows the students to practice there English communication skills and by discussing these topics. These classes are offered online in a setting of 3-5 students.

Goles are to:

  1. Build vocabulary
  2. Begin Short/simple discussions of weekly themes
  3. Forming basic sentences with proper grammar
  4. Reading various styles of selections (i.e. fiction, nonfiction, etc.)
  5. Answering basic reading comprehension questions
  6. Introduce grammar
  7. Writing basic/simple sentences in English

Goles are to:

  1. Increase vocabulary (grade level)
  2. Increase time discussing weekly themes
  3. Forming sentences with proper grammar
  4. Reading more difficult selections
  5. Answering basic reading comprehension questions
  6. Introduce grammar
  7. Writing basic/simple sentences in English

Goles are to:

  1. Increase vocabulary (grade level)
  2. Discuss weekly themes, focusing more on higher-order thinking
  3. Forming complex sentences with proper grammar
  4. Reading complex selections that challenge students
    • Students will be required to read selections before class
  5. Answering comprehension questions that require higher-order thinking and connect to students personal lives
  6. Expand student’s knowledge of English Grammar
  7. Expand and improve the student’s writing skills (e.g. paragraphs, personal narratives, essays)

Listing of General Resources Students Will Need for Course

Treasures Grade 2 (2009), MacMillan/McGraw-Hill and supplemental student resources (Spelling, Grammar, etc.)

Daily agenda w/ presentation

Course Procedure Day 1

  • Each class will begin viewing the daily objectives/goals
  • Students will learn unit vocabulary and utilize them within the proper context (including guided practice).
  • Students will practice their grammar (i.e. punctuation, sentence structure).
  • (For Treasures 3 and above) Students will develop their writing skills by writing about the provided readings or reflecting on a topic provided by the instructor.
  • Lastly, the students will be assigned homework out of three different workbooks (On-Level, Spelling, and Grammar). The teacher will then ask the students if they have any questions or concerns about the lesson.

Course Procedure Day 2

  • Each class will begin by viewing the daily objectives/goals.
  • Students will review vocabulary and utilize them within the proper context (including guided practice).
    • For Treasures 2 and below, students will answer questions as they read together.
    • For Treasures 3 and above, students will be required to read the stories before class. They will only discuss the story during class.
  • Students will practice their grammar (i.e. punctuation, sentence structure).
  • Students will develop their writing skills by writing about the provided readings or reflecting on a topic provided by the instructor (i.e. personal narrative, essay).
  • Lastly, the students will be assigned homework out of three different workbooks (On-Level, Spelling, and Grammar). The teacher will then ask the students if they have any questions or concerns about the lesson.

Requirements

  • Consistency is vital for success. Following the plan and studying some extra time (if possible) will be beneficial to the student.
  • Please let the instructor know 24 hours in advance if have to cancel the class.
  • The instructor will let you know 24 hours in advance if must cancel the class.
  • Class materials and/presentations will be delivered via E-mail no less than 24 hours prior to the class meeting time.
  • PLEASE do not hesitate to discuss any concerns about your study with your instructor.

Teaching Material