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Academic Reading

This is a comprehension and vocabulary based program, designed for students in grades 2 to 12 who need fundamentals to improve their reading skills, as well as for those wanting to gain a competitive edge.

The curriculum of our Academic Reading Program is aligned with the California State Standards and includes the following skills:

Phonics

  • Double Vowels
  • Variant and Irregular Vowel Sounds
  • Syllabications

Vocabulary

  • Functional Vocabulary
  • Words in Context
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms
  • Prefixes, Affixes and Roots of the Words
  • Words with Multiple Meanings

Basic Comprehension

  • Grasping the Main Idea
  • Following Directions
  • Paying Attention to Facts and Details 
  • Drawing Conclusions

Critical Reading

  • Differentiating between Cause and Effect
  • Understanding Characters
  • Predicting Next Events
  • Distinguishing Facts from Opinions
  • Judging Relevance and Significance
  • Learning about Figurative Speech
  • Comparing and Contrasting

Applied Skills

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Oral Reading
  • Reading Rate Development
  • Skimming and Scanning
  • Reading Strategies

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