Discover New Jersey's leading 6th-grade reading tutoring center at Genie Academy, known for its experienced teachers and challenging reading programs. Our approach includes both face-to-face and online instruction, providing comprehensive reading instruction. Here, every 6th grader receives the tools and support they need to succeed in reading and more.
Our curriculum is aligned with school standards and is designed to help students succeed beyond the classroom.
Genie Academy teaches children all the key reading topics, from literary elements to more advanced topics like close reading.
Here are the subjects we cover:
At Genie Academy, we assess each child's reading level and learning style to make our classes specifically for them.
Customized Lesson Plan
Then, we create a personalized lesson plan. This plan focuses on the areas they need the most help.
Then, we start teaching reading in an easy way. We use different methods to make sure your child understands and enjoys learning.
Concluding Progress Test
At the end of the program, we have a test to see how much your child has learned. This shows us what else they might need to work on.
6th graders will understand and use various features of nonfiction text in the context of their reading materials:
Understanding Nonfiction Text Features: Learning the purpose and use of text features like glossaries, indexes, title pages, and more.
Exploring Text Structures in Poetry and Drama: Identifying and understanding rhyme and stanza schemes in poetry.
6th graders will explore advanced figurative language, enhancing their literary analysis and creative writing skills:
Oxymoron and Paradox in Literature: Analyzing the use of oxymoron and paradox in literary works.
Consonance and Assonance: Delving into using consonance and assonance in poetry and prose to create rhythm and mood.
Complex Idioms, Proverbs, and Cultural Expressions: Understanding idioms and proverbs with deeper or culturally specific meanings.
Analyzing Figurative Language in Varied Genres: Studying how different genres use figurative language uniquely, from poetry to fiction to persuasive writing.
6th graders will be introduced to the concept of close reading, a critical skill for analyzing texts by focusing on detailed examination:
Introduction to Close Reading: Exploring the concept of close reading as a method for deepening understanding.
Sentence Structure Analysis: Understanding how sentence structure contributes to a text's effectiveness and meaning.
Annotation Techniques: Mastering annotation skills, including how to make meaningful notes in the margins of the text.
Discussion and Interpretation: Engaging in discussions to share interpretations and insights gained from close reading.
6th graders will enhance their reading comprehension skills, mastering advanced strategies to analyze texts effectively:
Reviewing Reading Strategies: Applying and reviewing reading strategies such as identifying main ideas and making connections to the text.
Advanced Quoting from Texts: Constructing responses to questions by effectively quoting from the text.
Comprehensive Reading: Studying different passages and answering multiple-choice and short-answer questions to assess comprehension.
Compare and Contrast Practice: Reading various passages and articulating their similarities and differences.
6th graders will enhance their understanding of literary elements by learning the tools authors use to enrich stories and express meaning across genres:
Review of Literary Elements: Reinforcing understanding of fundamental elements like setting, plot, climax, characters, and more.
Answering Authorial Intent Questions: Encouraging critical thinking about why authors choose specific tools or techniques.
Genre Exploration: Expanding knowledge of fiction and nonfiction genres.
Application in Reading: Applying knowledge of literary elements and genres to analyze and interpret various texts.
Knowledgeable & Passionate Coaches
At Genie Academy, we offer a team of knowledgeable and passionate coaches who prioritize your child's success.
Small Class Sizes
Our small class sizes ensure personalized attention, allowing us to implement our carefully designed curriculum based on the Genie Academy teaching philosophy.
Clear Communication and Curriculum Transparency
We believe in transparency. Your child brings home materials, and we keep you informed with regular feedback, Parent Coach conferences, and accessible student records on our Parent Portal.
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Here are our core programs:
Genie Academy teaches children to develop laser-sharp focus in various math subjects. Our method and learning materials train students to concentrate at the highest degree.
Genie Academy students learn to develop their writing abilities, covering grammar, structure, and style, tailored to their grade level and creative or academic needs.
At Genie Academy, we believe in providing the best learning experience for your child. Our experienced teachers are committed to helping children succeed in reading, writing, math, and coding.
Genie Academy coaches are committed to our mission of uncovering your student's genius. They are dedicated, passionate, exciting, and motivating. Our coaches are committed to making the Genie Academy experience fun for kids.
Classes run once a week and vary in length, depending on your child’s age. Toddler classes for children ages 3 ½ to 5 are for one hour. Junior and senior classes for students older than 5 are two hours. Class sizes are deliberately kept small so that teachers can give each child the maximum attention needed. No more than five children are in the toddler classes. No more than eight students are in the junior and senior classes.
Our team will evaluate your child to discover their strengths and weaknesses and provide an in-depth recommendation outline of what they need to ensure that they will succeed.