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7-8th Grade English/Verbal SAT Curriculum

  This is a test preparation course for those those preparing for Johns Hopkins University's CTY (Center for Talented Youth) Program. The outline bears similarity to the regular SAT course taken by 11th-grade students, but the level is adjusted for advanced 7th and 8th-grade students.

  1. Critical Reading Section
    • Sentence Completions
    • Passage-based Reading
  2. Vocabulary Development
  3. Reading Comprehension Strategies
Features:
  • Complete SAT diagnostic assessment at the beginning of the course
  • Post-course diagnostic assessment measuring improvement over seven weeks
  • Diagnostic vocabulary assessment at the beginning of the course
  • Vocabulary building
  • Post-course diagnostic vocabulary measuring improvement over seven weeks
  • Review of and practice with reading comprehension strategies (annotation, perceived outlines, flowcharting, highlighting/underlining, vocabulary in context
  • Reading college level nonfiction and select fiction excerpts