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  • SchoolPlus Virtual Classes are Coming this Summer 2019!
    Summer classes are a chance to review and solidify what students did during the year, so children are ready for the fall. Summer classes are a chance to enjoy learning without the school load pressure and learn subjects and topics outside the usual school curriculum.
SchoolPlus Russian classes in

  class   grade   time   teacher   description
   Russian 4      2    1:15-2:30    Julia Gordeeva       
   Russian 5/6A      4/5    10:05-11:35    Julia Gordeeva       
   Russian 5/6B      4/5    11:40--1:10    Julia Gordeeva       
   Russian A      Pre-K    10:30-11:30    Liliya Brammer       
   Russian AP      8    8:45-10:00    Julia Gordeeva       
   Russian B      7-8    9:25-10:25    Liliya Brammer       
   Russian Bilingual-      10        Aleksandra Geiko       
   Russian BL4      3        n/a     
   Russian C      1    11:40-12:40    Liliya Brammer       
   Russian adv (4,5,7      6-8    12:50-2:20    n/a    fall 2016 
   Russian K          9:15-10:30    Larisa Tsvetkova       
   Russian speakers          11:45-1:00    Larisa Tsvetkova       
   Russian 1      k    9:50 - 10:35    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 19

Russian 1

The pre-requisite for this class is knowledge of alphabet and ability to read syllables
and three-letter words. It will focus on reading technique, reading comprehension and
speech development. We’ll begin from reading short words and continue on to reading
and writing short sentences. We will learn poems, songs, and play games. 
   Russian 2      1-2    9:00 - 9:45    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

In this class​ we will do a lot of reading mainly assigned as homework. In the class, we will discuss what was read at home and work on vocabulary, cultural awareness, and communication strategies.

We continue to study​ ​word-formation​, parts of speech, spelling, and​ ​noun declension. A lot of attention will be paid to grammatical and lexical skills, building up a feel for the language and increasing motivation to use it. Writing skills will be developed through various types of dictations.

Reading includes fragments of I. Krylov, S. Marshak, V. Garshin, A. Usachev, V. Oseeva, A. Kuprin, Charles Perrot,​ ​Grimms Brothers, H. Ch. Andersen. 
   Russian 3/4      2-4    9:50 - 10:35    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course is designed to improve reading and writing skills.
Students will practice writing dictations, as well as their own short
sentences in a cohesive and rhythmic manner.. Exercises are tailored to
achieve the proper use of vocabulary, such as identifying and explaining
the meaning of objects, attributes, and actions. Students will gain
knowledge of interrogative, exclamatory and affirmative sentences and
strengthen reading comprehension and memory skills.

In terms of speaking skills, interactive exercises will focus on
coherent expression and formulating answers to questions. Students will
recite short stories, and enhance their speech with various details.

Reading will familiarize students with various literary genres,
including poetry and prose from classical and contemporary Russian
authors, such as Sasha Chorny, “ Kashtanka”, by A. Chekhov, \"Rainbow-Flower by Valentin Kataev to name a few. 
   Russian 4/5      4-6    10:40 -- 11:40    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course is designed for third-grade students with a solid
foundation of Russian. The course aims to increase students\' reading and
speaking proficiency to the level of (at least) an advanced beginner.

Our children will do a detailed, selective, and concise
paraphrasing of a text, а reading report.
A reading report that is logically consistent and accurate with respect
to the original text.

This semester we will continue to develop independent writing skills
through dictation exercises. Individual and team work will be a key to
advancing students\' oral communication skills.

Reading includes pieces:
“A Naughty Boy”, ”Oysters” by A. Chekhov , “Мystery of the Third Planet\" by Kir Bulychev and others. 
   Russian 5/6      5-6    1:10 -- 1:55    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

The curriculum of this class is best fitted for emerging readers.
We will continue reading, retelling and discussing simple (but meaningful) stories, learn poems by heart and get acquainted with rich possibilities of Russian idioms.

The focus of the class, however, will be on writing and basic grammar.
This class will reinforce reading skills, enrich vocabulary, as well as encourage our students to express their thoughts and observations correctly and coherently. 
   Russian 6/7      7-9    2:00 - 2:45    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course is designed for sixth/seventh grades bilingual students with a
strong foundation in Russian. It aims to increase students\' reading and
speaking proficiency to an advanced level.

Students will continue studying Russian orthography. During this
semester, they will practice writing paragraphs and short stories.

Exercises will develop the child\'s active and passive vocabulary. 
Regular homework will include reading short stories, composing and
answering questions, performing simple grammar exercises and
memorizing pieces of poetry to complement language proficiency.

The exposure to and study of contemporary and classical literature will
continue complementing the technical aspects of the course, thereby
developing students\' knowledge and understanding of Russian culture. 
   Russian 8/9      6-8    1:00 -- 2:00    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 19

This year we would like to offer a new format for our Russian class. This class for older
students will be focusing on reading and analyzing plays and poetry as well as on
writing plays and/or movie scripts based on various books and stories of students\'

Although we will certainly still pay attention to grammar and spelling, we will
mainly focus on active reading and composition. Working individually and in groups the
students will create their own texts, which may be eventually turned into our School\'s
theatre production or individual short movies.

The additional segment of this class will be dedicated to studying up for a Russian AP
test. Succeeding in this test will allow our older students to add an extra class to their
list of achievements for college. 
   Russian AP      9-11    12:30--1:30    Galina Bunin      Fall 19

Russian Advanced class will get students ready for the Prototype AP Russian Exam which will takes place in April 2020. AP Russian is intended for students in the 9th grade and above who wish to engage in the rigorous university-level study before high school graduation. It consists of four subtests, all of which are aimed at the direct assessment of language proficiency. Students in the 9th grade and above may be registered for the test.

At the end of the course, students are encouraged to take the Prototype AP Russian Language and Culture exam. Click the link below to get the 2017 Sample Exam, the last version published.

Sample Exam 
   Russian 1-2      1-2    5:30-6:30    Regina Gertsenshteyn      Ученики младшего школьного возраста, говорящие по-русски и умеющие читать по слогам.
Занятия будут направлены на:
- дальнейшее развитие как пассивного, так и активного словарного запаса;
- построение связанной речи;
- употребление слов в правильной грамматической форме;
- знакомство с произведениями детской литературы с последующим обсуждением;
- заучивание коротких стихотворений с целью развития речи и памяти;
- начинаем осваивать элементы письма. 
   Russian k      K    4:20-5:20    Regina Gertsenshteyn      Дети 3-5 лет из русскоязычных семей расширяют словарный запас и развивают речевые навыки.
Играя, учимся правильно задавать вопросы и отвечать на них, вести диалоги, описывать картинки, составлять по ним рассказы.
Будем пересказывать короткие интересные истории, разучивать стишки наизусть, слушать песенки.
Делаем первые шаги в обучении чтению.