Advanced Reading offers students the opportunity to experience a novel-based curriculum in a challenging environment!
Each novel has biblical integration, skills lessons, vocabulary, and comprehension questions incorporated into it. These components foster student's abilities to use higher level and critical thinking skills. There are daily interactive discussions and almost every book has a unique project as as a culminating activity. Students really enjoy making the dioramas, posters, mobiles, culinary creations and exploratory essays!
How does learning in a regular classroom differ from an Advanced Reading Classroom?
Advanced Reading Classroom
Reading instruction covers the 5 elements: comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, phonics and phonemic awareness
Reading instruction focuses on higher level comprehension analysis and vocabulary development
1st-3rd grades focus on learning to read
3rd -6th grades focus on reading to learn
Focus is on reading to learn from 1st to 6th grades
Emphasizes direct instruction
Emphasizes investigative reading and learning with group or independent assignments and projects
Instruction is provided for students of all abilities and achievement levels
Program is intended for students who have instructional needs above and beyond the regular grade level curriculum
The Advanced Math classroom at Atlantic Shores offers students another opportunity to become academically excellent. While learning a full grade level ahead in our math curriculum, these students are able to lay the foundation for the critical advanced math courses of high school and beyond. Advanced Math is taught during the regular classroom math period. The advanced students are picked up and taken to the Advanced Math classroom for 60 minutes. By structuring the classroom in this way,
students will not miss necessary coursework for other classes.
How does learning in a regular classroom differ from Advanced Math Classroom?
Advanced Math Classroom
Math instruction uses the BJU Math on the student’s grade level.
Math instruction uses the BJU Math on the student’s next grade level.
Math begins in the preschool program.
Advanced math begins in third grade.
Emphasizes teacher-directed instruction.
Adds depth and complexity to the regular curriculum through the use of concrete (hands-
on) learning experiences, concept-based teaching, analysis, and evaluative-level
questioning, problem-based learning, and mathematical analogies to improve critical
Instruction is provided for students of all abilities and achievement levels.
The program is intended for students who have
instructional needs above and beyond the regular grade-level curriculum and for students
who need higher-level thought process and task
All students participating in the Advanced Reading and Advanced Math classes will be responsible, maintain organization, and achieve an 85% or higher grade average within the selected class. Placement in advanced courses is determined through the review of multiple criteria, including but not limited to, achievement testing, ability testing, and teacher recommendation.