CLASSROOM SUCCESS / ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Non-Fiction Reading

Master critical thinking skills. Ace public presentations.

EXPAND PERSPECTIVES
EXPAND PERSPECTIVES
Engaging Discussions
Engaging Discussions
CRITICAL THINKING
CRITICAL THINKING
PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS
PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS
CONFIDENCE BUILDING
CONFIDENCE BUILDING

COURSES

GRADES 4-5

GRADES 4-5

GRADES 4-5

NON-FICTION READING

GRADES 5-6

GRADES 5-6

GRADES 5-6

NON-FICTION READING

GRADES 6-7

GRADES 6-7

GRADES 6-7

NON-FICTION READING

Grades 4-5: Non-Fiction Reading

Our Non-Fiction Reading course for 4th and 5th graders helps students analyze texts, practice critical thinking and gain confidence in public speaking.

The course takes place twice a week. In the first session, students are given three content-rich articles on a grade-appropriate topic. Students observe multiple perspectives on the topic, are assigned a single perspective to support, and brainstorm ideas for creative presentation.

In the second session, students present on the topic without notes. Our teachers give students expert feedback to improve their critical thinking abilities, and increase their public speaking skills.

Grades 6-7: Non-Fiction Reading

Our Non-Fiction Reading course for 5th and 6th graders helps students analyze texts, practice critical thinking and gain confidence in public speaking. The course takes place twice a week.

In the first session, students are given three content-rich articles on a grade-appropriate topic. Students observe multiple perspectives on the topic, are assigned a single perspective to support, and brainstorm ideas for creative presentation.

In the second session, students present on the topic without notes. Our teachers give students expert feedback to improve their critical thinking abilities, and increase their public speaking skills.

Grades 7-8: Non-Fiction Reading

Our Non-Fiction Reading course for 6th and 7th graders helps students analyze texts, practice critical thinking and gain confidence in public speaking. The course takes place twice a week.

In the first session, students are given three content-rich articles on a grade-appropriate topic. Students observe multiple perspectives on the topic, are assigned a single perspective to support, and brainstorm ideas for creative presentation.

In the second session, students present on the topic without notes. Our teachers give students expert feedback to improve their critical thinking abilities, and increase their public speaking skills.

TOOLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

At MEK Review, we equip students with the right tools to become confident speakers and effective thinkers. Our expert teachers guide them with key objectives, vetted materials, and persistent feedback.

Presentation Design

Students learn how to enhance their presentation skills, through the preparation of persuasive, creative props and visuals to support their argument.

Expert Instruction

All students are taught by teachers with professional degrees, extensive training, and deep knowledge of effective strategies for analysis and public speaking.

Critical Thinking Tools

Students are assigned article questions and given graphic organizers to foster comprehension, critical thinking and healthy discussion.

Content-Rich Articles

Students learn how to engage with articles from reputable sources, widening their perspectives on important topics such as technology, social media and the environment.

Growth Monitoring

After each presentation, students are given review forms that organize expert feedback into major categories, outlining growth, as well as areas of weaknesses in public speaking.

Research Skills

Students are taught how to research a topic, use evidence to support their argument, and to understand multiple perspectives.

Schedule

Palisades Park Campus

COURSE GRADE START DATE DAYS TIMES
Non-Fiction Reading 4/5 4, 5 July 8 T, Th 12:00 ~ 1:10
Non-Fiction Reading 5/6 5, 6 July 8 T, Th 10:50 ~ 12:00
Non-Fiction Reading 6/7 6, 7 July 8 T, Th 8:30 ~ 10:50

Closter Campus

COURSE GRADE START DATE DAYS TIMES
Non-Fiction Reading 4/5 4, 5 July 8 M, W 9:40 ~ 10:50
Non-Fiction Reading 5/6 5, 6 July 8 M, W 8:30 ~ 9:40
Non-Fiction Reading 6/7 6, 7 July 8 M, W 1:40 ~ 4:00

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