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 entire 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 their English communication skills by discussing these topics. These classes are offered online in a setting of 2-4 students.

Goles are to:

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

Goles are to:

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

Goles are to:

  1. Increase vocabulary (grade level)
  2. Discuss weekly themes, focusing more on higher-order thinking
  3. Form complex sentences with proper grammar
  4. Read complex selections that challenge students
    • Students will be required to read selections before class
  5. Answer 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 by 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 extra study time (if possible) will be beneficial to the student.
  • Please notify the instructor at least 24 hours in advance if you have to cancel the class.
  • The school contact will notify you 24 hours in advance if they must cancel the class.
  • Class materials and/presentations are provided prior to the class meeting time.
  • PLEASE do not hesitate to discuss any concerns about your study with your school contact.

Teaching Material