Nonfiction Reading and Writing
The objective of our Nonfiction Reading and Writing program is to help students develop the critical reading skills they need to tackle high-level nonfiction articles in major newspapers, such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and magazines, such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, National Geographic, and Popular Science.
Students learn to read actively and identify the main idea, argument, style, and tone of texts. They also learn to use context clues and prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words they encounter while reading. Through in-class discussion and debates on the various issues presented in the articles, students practice essential discussion skills. Finally, writing assignments provide students with ample opportunity to practice expressing their thoughts in a clear and effective way.
The skills and confidence that students gain through this program not only help them succeed in their school English courses, but also equip them with the strong foundation they need to achieve high scores on the reading and writing sections of the PSAT/NMST, SAT, and ACT.
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