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Active Reading (Reading Comprehension): Students will read and understand 46 novels, refer to examples when drawing inferences, determine a theme, summarize, and describe in depth a character, setting, or event in the novel while drawing on specific details (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions) and figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification). 

Essay Development (Writing): Students will be writing multiparagraph essays that provide an introductory paragraph, introduce a central idea clearly with a topic sentence, include supporting paragraphs with concrete details and examples, link ideas using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, for example, also) and conclude with a paragraph that summarizes the points. Students will be practicing the three writing genres (opinion pieces, informative texts and narratives). 

Vocabulary Acquisition: Students will integrate knowledge of individual words to enhance their writing, apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, synonyms, antonyms, and distinguish and interpret words with multiple meanings. 

Grammar: For the grammar module of the class, students will learn to identify and use regular and irregular verbs, adverbs, prepositions, coordinating conjunctions, participial and prepositional phrases. 
Some book purchases will be necessary. Students can expect homework and weekly quizzes. Grades will be given. 
August 19—January 24 (23 weeks)* 
*September 2 (Labor Day Observed) 
*October 14 (Columbus Day Observed) 
*November 25—30 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
August 19—January 24 (23 weeks)* 
*October 14 (Columbus Day Observed) 
*November 25—30 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
Wednesdays 
4:00—6:00pm 
GORT 
is designed to provide instruction aligned with the California's Common Core State Standards including extensive emphasis on word problems and critical thinking involving estimation, statistics, probability, data analysis and geometry. Students will understand the place value of whole numbers and decimals to two decimal places and how whole numbers and decimals relate to simple fractions. This group class involves lectures, weekly quizzes, a midterm and final exam. Homework will be assigned. 
August 19—January 24 (23 weeks)* 
*September 2 (Labor Day Observed) 
*October 14 (Columbus Day Observed) 
*November 25—30 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
Mondays 
4:00—6:00pm 
ORMES 
is aligned with the California's Common Core State Standards emphasizing word problems (problem solving techniques and the application of mathematics) and preparing students by building a sound mathematical foundation through rigorous practice and regular improvement. Students will understand the place value of whole numbers and decimals to two decimal places and how whole numbers and decimals relate to simple fractions. Practice is everything. Homework and periodic assessment tests will be assigned. 
August 19—January 24 (23 weeks)* 
*September 2 (Labor Day Observed) 
*October 14 (Columbus Day Observed) 
*November 25—30 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
Mondays 
3:00—6:00pm 

Wednesdays 
3:00—6:00pm 

(Twice a week: 60 minutes anytime) 





