Programs

Create-a-Book and Early Reading

Reading is the process of decoding symbols in order to help comprehend a written language. Early Reading students will learn how to read using interactive phonics methods. The art of bookmaking and illustrating books will be an additional focus of the program. While creating books of different types of books, students will infuse their stories with descriptive language, creating vibrant pictures in the reader’s mind.

Creative Writing

Students will learn Lekha’s time-tested methods to overcome writer’s block while writing short stories, poems, and short plays. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. They will progress into genre writing and learn how each genre has its own set of particular rules that drives character creation, setting, and plot.

Creative Writing and Publishing

Your child will be taught to write creatively using a blend of time tested and newly developed methods. Our model of instruction is based on Expressivist and Process pedagogies. We utilize visualization and verbalization techniques, creative play, illustration, and other low stakes writing activities that help students overcome writer’s block or any fears about writing. Students will have an opportunity to have their works published by Lekha Publishers.

Descriptive & Expository Essay

The focus of this week is on learning the art of infor ming the reader and describing the topic of choice. Students will acquaint themselves with the essay, learning how to use facts in their papers and explain their topic concisely and clearly. Students will begin to learn how to research material for their essays.

Early Reading

Reading is the process of decoding symbols in order to help comprehend a written language. The reading process requires continuous practice, development, and refinement. At Lekha Early Readers children will learn how to read using interactive phonics methods.

Early Writing

Children will learn the art of correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar through interactive lessons. Composition will be introduced to older students through paragraph structure.

Essay Writing

Students will learn the art of writing essays. Depending on their grade level they will write three and five-paragraph essays as required by most schools. In addition to planning and outlining their essays, students will learn how to write appropriate topic sentences and powerful thesis statements will be discussed. Older students will write their essays using Modern Language Association (MLA) format.

Essay Writing for the Common Core

Students will learn the art of writing essays according to the Common Core State Standards. Depending on their grade level they will write three and five-paragraph essays as required by most schools. In addition to planning and outlining their essays, students will learn how to write appropriate topic sentences and powerful thesis statements will be discussed. Older students will write their essays using Modern Language Association (MLA) format.

Essay Writing—Expository

Students will acquaint themselves with the expository essay, learning how to use facts in their papers and explain their topic concisely and clearly. Students will begin to learn how to research material for their essays.

Essay Writing—Persuasive & Expository

Students will learn to write the persuasive essay, which focuses on developing a student’s ability to support a stated opinion. Students will write three to five paragraph essays, which is the structure favored by school teachers. Students will acquaint themselves with the expository essay, learning how to use facts in their papers and explain their topic concisely and clearly. Students will begin to learn how to research material for their essays.