WHAT IS 1 YEAR – 1 GRADE?
ReadingStar students follow our philosophy – “1YEAR – 1GRADE” – to meet global standards of English. At ReadingStar, students achieve 1YEAR – 1GRADE through our reading curriculum combined with a level-structured library system. We carefully assess students’ English proficiency level and place them in the optimal classes. We also incorporate technology in our classrooms to motivate learners and to create a student-centered learning environment. ReadingStar uses globally standardized assessments which are accepted worldwide. World-renowned tests such as IELTS, and TOEFL are used to help our students succeed internationally.
1YEAR – 1GRADE is the clear goal on which ReadingStar’s approach to teaching s based. For each year of progress through the ReadingStar English education system, a student’s English reading ability progresses one grade level based on American education standards.
S curve: 1 YEAR – 1 GRADE
Each grade is divided into sub levels lasting three months. Students who meet the requirements to pass these classes and progress to the next level can achieve improvements in English equal to that of American students as the same grade level. The focus and expertise of ReadingStar make this ambitious goal possible through a program that includes both Intensive and Extensive Reading.
The Intensive Reading approach is used in reading classes and involves more challenging tests. Teachers help students understand the content they are exposed to in intensive reading. It is accompanied by class discussion and projects to enhance the students’ reading ability and comprehension of the texts.
Extensive reading is done individually by students. The focus of extensive reading is to increase the volume of material the students read in order to improve their reading fluency. By reading a large number of books at an appropriate level, students become better readers while also enrich their vocabulary.
By coordinating the Intensive Reading and Extensive Reading curricula, the ReadingStar program maximizes the English-language learning potential of students.