Main Location:

236 East 75th Street, Second floor, New York, NY 10021

Classes for 7-17 year olds

In the 2018 - 2019 academic year we are offering the following groups (Please note that more groups will be announced at a later time):

 

7 year olds 

Children in this class are expected to read and write in Russian at the begining of the year. In this class children continue to develop literacy skills through the use of leveled libraries, independent writing assignments and read alouds. Children learn how to select books for independent reading based on their interests and reading needs.  In reading conferences, and partner and group talks, children discuss stories they read independently and stories they listen to during read aloud time.  Children are exposed to grammar by studying  main orthography rules. At this age students learn to recognize the softness of consonants and practice reflecting  them correctly in their writing. Children write their personal stories and practice using grammar rules they have learnt. By the end of the year children are expected to be comfortable reading level 1 & 2 books from our class library. 

Group 1: Fridays, 4 PM – 6:30 PM  

Group 2: Saturdays, 10 AM - 12:30 PM

 

8 year olds

In this class children continue to develop literacy skills through the use of leveled libraries, independent writing assignments and read alouds. Children learn how to select books for independent reading based on their interests and reading needs.   In reading conferences, and partner and group talks, children discuss stories they read independently and stories they listen to during read aloud time. Children are exposed to grammar by continuing to practice some main orthography rules they already know as well as learning some new ones. Children write their personal stories and practice using grammar rules they have learnt. By the end of the year, students are expected to be comfortable reading level 3 & 4 books from our class library.

Group 1: Fridays, 4 PM – 6:30 PM 

Group 2: Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 

9 year olds

In this class students work in books clubs. The assigned reading is expected to be done at home independently. Students spend a portion of class discussing the book club book, with focus on character analysis, vocabulary, themes, and historical context where appropriate. Children write a lot in class and their responses are shared with peers. Familiar grammar rules are reinforced and new rules including some basic morphology are taught.

Group 1: Fridays, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

Group 2: Saturdays 10:00 - 12:30 PM

 

10 year olds

In this class students continue to work in books clubs. The assigned reading is expected to be done at home independently. The difficulty of texts is gradually increasing. Students spend a portion of class discussing the book club book, with focus on character analysis, vocabulary, themes, and historical context where appropriate. Children write a lot in class and their responses are shared with peers. Familiar grammar rules are reinforced and new rules including some basic morphology are taught.

Fridays, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

 

11 year olds

In this class students continue to work in books clubs. The assigned reading is expected to be done at home independently. Students spend a portion of class discussing the book club book, with focus on character analysis, vocabulary,  themes, and historical context. The difficulty of texts is gradually increasing. World History and Russian History is introduced, appropriately, to help students gain deeper understanding of the texts they are reading. Grammar rules studied in the previous grades are reinforced and students  learn to recognize and correct spelling and stylistic mistakes in their writing. Significant portion of the class is spent on developing analytical skills, debates and peer led discussions to provide opportunities to express different ideas and opinions.  Creative assignments continue to foster critical thinking and language development.

Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 

12 year olds

In this class students continue to work in books clubs. The assigned reading is expected to be done at home independently. Students spend a portion of class discussing the book club book, with focus on character analysis, vocabulary,  themes, and historical context. The difficulty of texts is gradually increasing.  This year our reading focuses on literature about adolescence experience. Grammar rules studied in the previous grades are reinforced and students  learn to recognize and correct spelling and stylistic mistakes in their writing. Significant portion of the class is spent on developing analytical skills, debates and peer led discussions to provide opportunities to express different ideas and opinions.  Creative assignments continue to foster critical thinking and language development.

Group 1: Wednesdays, 6 PM – 8 PM 

Group 2: Saturdays, 10:00 - 12:30 PM

 

14-15 year olds

To be announced

 

17 year olds

To be announced


We are also also offering PRIVATE and SEMI-PRIVATE classes scheduled around student's and teacher's availability for those students whose reading or speaking in Russian is not yet sufficient to join one of our group classes, or for those students who can not attend our regular group classes due to scheduling conflicts. Please email us at upperdivision@pushkinacademy.com for more information.