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ELA Summer Camp 2022

ELA Summer Course for Elementary Level 1

Grades – 1 & 2

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COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on students who had to drastically cope with a new style of learning. As a result, children across the globe are now experiencing a COVID slide. There is now an eminent gap in their learning and it will only increase if you do not intervene.

Summer Slide + COVID Slide = Glaring Learning Gaps

It is very common for children to experience a summer slide during the summer months when school is off. According to the US Department of Education, every summer, students experience a 25% decrease in their English reading skills, on average. Add COVID slide to these numbers and you will be surprised to know the impact on your child’s English reading and writing skills this year.

This summer, help your child make up for the lost time by enrolling them in ELA Summer Course. This course has been designed by experienced educators who understand the impact of learning gaps in a child’s future academic performance.

ELA Summer Course for Elementary Level 1

eTutorWorld has created a specialized ELA Elementary Level 1 Summer Course for children in grades 1 and 2. This course is aimed at rebuilding the foundation of the English language and the learning gap caused by COVID-19 and summer breaks.

  • Media Engagement and Age Appropriate Activities
    This course has well-balanced sessions based on the common core pedagogy which is blended with media engagement and age-appropriate activities.
  • Diagnostic Assessment
    Before we begin, our tutors will conduct an assessment to understand the English language arts learning abilities of your child and his/her requirements. Our tutors may then modify the sessions according to the child’s learning requirements and fill in the gaps before the summer is over.
  • 8 Weeks of Learning with Fun
    This 8-week course has been divided into 20 engaging sessions of one-hour each. In this duration, we cover phonics, reading, library, creative writing, reading, fun activities, review, and handout & assessment.

ELA Course Structure

Week 1 Diagnostic Assessment & Evaluation
  • Phonics – It will be a thematic-based approach through short stories.
  • Phonemes – Long and short vowel sounds/ Blends and diagraphs.
  • Monosyllabic words/Multisyllabic words.
  • Inflectional endings to base words/ Root words-suffixes and prefixes.
  • Week 2
  • Spelling sound correspondences and sight words/ Irregular words
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Spelling strategies using context clues
  • Week 3 Language-based activities
    (These sessions will be based on fiction/non-fiction texts.)
  • Parts of speech (part 1) – Nouns/Pronouns/Adjectives
  • Parts of speech(part 2) – Verbs-tenses/ Irregular verbs/ Adverbs
  • Types of sentences and endings/punctuation.
  • Subject and predicate/ ‘wh’ question words and statements.
  • Week 4 Reading and Comprehension: 5 sessions
    (These sessions will also build on critical thinking skills.)
  • Reading comprehension/Picture comprehension.
  • Making inferences and summarizing a text.
  • Comparing and contrasting stories/texts.
  • Use of figurative language in a text.
  • Week 5 Character analysis
  • Role of a character in a story setting.
  • Identifying cause and effect in a text.
  • Retelling a text/Modified ending to a fictional text.
  • Week 6 Creative Writing
  • Understanding the writing process/Sentence and paragraph structure.
  • Paragraph writing/Highlighting the main idea of a paragraph.
  • Sequencing and making connections in different kinds of texts.
  • Week 7
  • Friendly/Informal letter writing.
  • Writing a story with a problem and providing a solution.
  • Writing short research papers.
  • Introduction to Poem writing.
  • Week 8 Fun based language activities: 3 sessions
    These activities can be video-based or online activities.
    The review sessions will be based on the 3 main topics- Phonics, Reading, and Creative writing.
    Handout and End of course assessment.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    When should I register my child for ELA summer courses with eTutorWorld?
    Summer courses are meant for the summer break when children do not have school and find it hard to maintain a schedule. These courses are designed to help the students cover lessons from the previous year (1st-grade language arts) and take a peek into the upcoming classes (2nd-grade language arts) in the next academic year. You should consider registering your child for the ELA summer course near the year-end of your current school session.
    How can eTutorWorld customize the ELA course for my child?
    At eTutorWorld, we customize both the curriculum and the pace of the course according to a child’s learning style and speed. You are welcome to share your concerns (topics) with us and we will modify the curriculum accordingly. We will also conduct a diagnostic test that will help you understand your child’s requirement and we may alter the curriculum after a discussion with you.
    What topics does this course cover? Will it build on the previous levels?
    ELA1 is the first level of this course and is meant for children in grades 1 and 2. In this course, the aim is to introduce the basics of the language and to encourage children to understand the significance of English literature. Before we get there, however, we cover the base with topics like Phonics, Vocabulary, and Reading. We follow them up with Creative Writing, Fun Activities, Reviews, and Assessments.
    Does the course have a flexible timeline?
    Yes, all the courses have a flexible timeline at eTutorWorld and the same applies to the ELA – Level 1 course. We do not have a set timeline for the completion of the course. You are free to discuss and set a pace for your child’s lessons. We will move ahead with the child and ensure the target of the summer course is completely achieved by the time schools reopen again.
    How can I register my child for this course?
    To register your child with eTutorWorld, head to the Summer Courses page on the website. On this page, find the ELA – Level 1 Course and click on it. Inside, you will find the link for ‘Enroll Now’. When you click on it, you will be guided through a quick and easy enrolment process.

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