星吧阁


Reading Course

Student Age: 8-12 years old
Class Names: Butterflies, Dragonflies, Beetles, Bookworms
Through the use of picture books, chapter books and classics in North American children's literature, Starbugs' Reading Program students improve their oral, reading, writing and comprehension skills.  By the end of the course, they gain more confidence in speaking and heightened development in their critical thinking and independent problem solving skills.  In addition, many Starbugs students test comparable to their US counterparts in their reading abilities.  Classes are typcially 34 weeks in length and are administered once a week for 2 hours each class.  

Class By Class Descriptors:
Butterflies: (Second Grade Level Reader)
The Butterflies class caters to readers who have just acquired the foundational skills for reading.  Students are beginning to read beginning level children’s literature.  Students begin to acquire daily oral language taken from the story being read.  Students are introduced to the basics of English grammar, focusing on a new concept with each new book.  Through topic discussions and related project work, students are able to engage and develop their reading skills in a more personal way.  They read 10 books total and master an average of 300 words.

Dragonflies: (Third Grade Level Reader)
This class caters to developing readers and continues to build on student’s vocabulary knowledge through more advanced language features.  Through reading, students analyze what they know, want to know and comprehend about the story.  They acquire grammar skills such as the four types of sentences, subjects & predicates, proper punctuation, etc..  Students engage in topic-focused discussions on the reading materials and construct book reports that improve their writing skills and creativity.  They read 10 books total and master an  average of 300+ words.

Beetles  (Fourth Grade Level Reader)
This classes caters to intermediate readers.  The class sessions continue to build higher-level vocabulary, reading comprehension, analysis & grammar-based skills for the intermediate reader.  The Beetles course tends to be one of the most writing-intensive courses in the Starbugs Reading Stream.  Students continue to engage in topic discussion and create literature-based projects to expand their writing skills and creativity.  Students of this class read with more expression, fluency and intonation.

Bookworms (Fifth Grade Level Reader)
This class caters to advanced readers.  Students acquire more complex writing  comprehension skills, firmer understandings of how to construct a short essay and a deeper range of understanding of grammar concepts.  Students are expected to formulate more inquiry based questions in class and engage in more advanced discussions on character analysis and story details.  Students of this class read faster with more advanced expression, fluency and intonation.