Level 4 ：
The Critical Reading and Writing Level 4 classes are designed with high-school students specifically in mind. The course is aimed at instructing students in advanced reading, writing, and analytical abilities. Students will read a variety of literature, including fiction and nonfiction, that covers a range of historical periods and topics. Students will learn how to make explicit and inferential interpretations from a text, synthesize information, and identify how discrete details or writing techniques contribute to the overall meaning of a work. There will be a focus on academic writing, and students will be asked to complete three different kinds of analytical essays that are appropriate for advanced placement or collegiate writing. Especially during a time of remote learning in schools, this course’s purpose is to provide students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum that will supplement their high school courses.
9th Grade through 10th Grade. Students should be prepared to complete a few homework assignments.
Students will be able to:
explain ideas, processes, and relationships within and across texts (themes, evidence-based argument) in detail based on close reading of a text and using academic language
identify two or more central themes of a text and how the author develops it over the course of the passage, including how they interact and build upon each other with complex analysis
cite strong and thorough textual evidence in favor of explicit and inferential claims
evaluate how a writers use of a sentence structure or words produces nuances and effects on the audience, with reasonable argumentation and strong support from the text
write a literary analysis essay that examines the usage and interactions of various different types of literary devices, and explain how such usage conveys the central theme(s) of the fictional text
write a synthesis essay that traces the development of an argument across multiple nonfiction passages, with strong evidence and sound reasoning
Critical Reading and Writing-L4(Grade9-10)-Lecturer: Aimee
Aimee - CRW - L4 【Max 15】recommend for G9-10
[8/17-10/26 (no class on 9/7)] Mon, Thur 4:00pm - 5:30pm (West Coast)
7:00pm - 8:30pm (East Coast)
B.A. from UCLA
Master of Humanities from the University of Chicago
Studied law at Duke University
Aimee has a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA, a Master of Humanities from the University of Chicago, and studied Law at Duke University. Besides helping students in English, Aimee is also passionate about essay writing. She is a patient and encouraging teacher with each of her students. Aimee is a college essay expert, helping students brainstorm a unique and compelling story for their applications.