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Literacy Lab

Crafting strong analysis.

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GRADES IMPROVEMENT
HANDS-ON LEARNING
HANDS-ON LEARNING
EXPERT TEACHERS
EXPERT TEACHERS
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HEADSTART FOR FUTURE ADMISSIONS
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TIMED WRITING MASTERY

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LITERACY LAB

LITERACY LAB

LITERACY LAB

Crafting Strong Analysis

Literacy Lab

Literacy Lab is designed for students who have mastered the basic 5-paragraph essay, and are ready for the next level.

At Literacy Lab, students learn to annotate a passage, answer advanced questions, and write a timed essay that demonstrates analytical abilities.

Students read content-rich articles and short stories to advance critical thinking, as well as practice independent writing.

Our expert teachers provide immediate feedback, guiding students through active revision and stronger essays. Our Literacy Lab students build confidence and crucial analytical skills that set them on the path to success, especially for future admissions exams.

TOOLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

At Literacy Lab, we give students the right tools to amplify their level of literacy. Our expert teachers guide students with key strategies, proven materials, and clear objectives to lead them to success.

Independent Reading Questions

All passages are paired with 7-10 questions that students must answer, testing levels of comprehension, inference skills, and knowledge of figurative language.

Expert Instruction

All students are taught by dedicated teachers with professional degrees and extensive training in MEK Lab methods.

Exposure to Varied Texts

Students read content-rich articles and famous short stories across genres to increase critical thinking and broaden literary horizons.

Strong Writing Portfolio

Students finish the Lab with an impressive binder of 10-20 completed essays — many more than most students write in two years of school.

Strategic Brainstorming

Students are given detailed brainstorming sheets, which lay out how best to organize a literary analysis essay effectively, logically and powerfully.

Key Reference Materials

Our teachers provide reference materials for students to deepen their understanding on key aspects of reading and writing, from figurative language to textual evidence.

Schedule

By appointment only.
Take advantage of our flexible scheduling!

  • Literacy Lab
  • Tuesday – Friday
    3:30pm – 8:30pm

     

    Saturday
    9:00am – 5:30pm

A Day of Literacy Lab

Our Literacy Lab session lasts 90 minutes total, efficiently and expertly guiding students through each stage of hands-on learning.

APPLICATION

APPLICATION

Independent Work

 

Student reads, annotates, answers questions for CCSS-aligned texts and independently brainstorms essay prompt response.

 

30 min

LEARNING

LEARNING

1-on-1 with Teacher

 

Teacher grades student’s answers, critically reviews text with student, and guides organization of essay.

 

15 min

APPLICATION

APPLICATION

Supervised Independent Writing

 

Student completes 5-paragraph literary analysis essay.

 

30 min

FEEDBACK

FEEDBACK

1-on-1 with Teacher

 

Teacher grades essay and provides immediate feedback to student on quality of analysis, organization of essay, and encourages active revision skills.

 

15 min

Hands-on learning. Higher scores.
Aim for success.

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