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“Read & Understand Well – Write Well”

Recognizing letters and words is an important first step in learning to read. However, it is only a first step; it is vital that students fully understand, what they are reading. They must be able to get the meaning of the text: What is the author telling the reader? Moreover, learning creative writing assists children with reading comprehension, encourages the creation of unique ideas and improves problem-solving skills. Studies show that young children, who read a lot, demonstrate more traits of literacy than those who do don’t. Important is that they are presented with material which is appropriate and interesting.

Building Blocks’ Reading Comprehension & Creative Writing Program enables students to understand the depth within storytelling, but also to coach them to differentiate when creativity is acceptable and when the situation calls for the truth. Building Blocks Reading Comprehension & Creative Writing Program is intended for K3 and up. This program also allows already skilled readers to further enhance their reading comprehension, thanks to teaching material developed by our inhouse experts. 

 

Benefits of the Building Blocks Reading Comprehension & Creative Writing:

  • inspires the imagination
  • develops persuasiveness
  • encourages self-control
  • enhances and develops key grammar skills
  • builds a solid foundation towards creative writing

 

Over the course of this program  

Your Child Will Understand:

  • the basic elements of a story
  • meaning of the content
  • character descriptions
  • cause and effect
  • open ended questions
  • picture composition
  • sentence construction 

Your Child Will Learn About:

  • develop key grammar skills and when to use them
  • enhancing writing skills
  • descriptive writing
  • fact and opinion
  • drawing a conclusion
  • learning to question things, what is the author telling the audience and how the children relate to the story

 

 

The Building Blocks , Public Speaking & Recitation program is carefully structured into the following levels:  

Literal comprehension (Level 1), Inferential comprehension (Level 2), Evaluative comprehension (Level 3)

  

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Literal comprehension

 

In this fun and interactive class, we will introduce age-appropriate stories and your child will develop vocabulary, practice speaking and pronunciation skills, and learn to understand what they are reading.

Lesson activities include: 

  • storytelling
  • draw & tell
  • role play with the objective of overcoming the fear of public speaking and speaking confidently
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Inferential comprehension

 

Similar to Level 1, we will introduce age-appropriate content with increasing difficulty. Your child will further enhance their vocabulary, practice speaking and pronunciation.

Lesson activities include:

  • storytelling (repeating, telling their own)
  • story sequencing
  • story prediction
  • description of pictures
  • The objective is to overcome the fear of public speaking and speaking confidently
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Evaluative comprehension

 

This course builds on the skills learned in level 2. We will continue to introduce age-appropriate content with increasing difficulty, enabling them to gaining confidence with effective speaking.

During this class, we will also teach students the following:

  • choosing a topic and the right words for their speech - expanding and finding the right vocabulary
  • presentation planning
  • speaking without help / notes and props
  • learning about the structure of a speech
  • learning to master pauses and fillers

 

Course Stucture

Each session is 60 minutes

Class size: Maximum 4 students

Classes are organized into groups of similar age/level of ability to ensure age appropriate content. Commitment to regular attendance is essential for continuous improvement and development.

Tailor-made curriculum is available for one-on-one private classes. Contact us for further details

 

Click here to make an appointment for a placement test or registration.

 

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