Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills for children to learn and is essential in their development. If your child learns how to communicate well, both orally and in writing, it will help them to express themselves clearly and convey their thoughts and feelings in a better manner. Excellent communication skills, in essence, will help your child facilitate learning and meaningful exchange of information with their teachers, peers and more generally, during their interactions with people throughout their lives.
At Power of Words Academy, we have combined the aspects of reading comprehension, writing and public speaking into one comprehensive program to help children become powerful communicators.
To be an effective reader, students must understand the ideas communicated in a text and be able to apply them. Students can develop effective reading skills by using comprehension strategies when they read.
At our Academy, we combine leading instructional strategies and institute repetitive practice to enhance reading comprehension skills. Unique techniques are used to teach ordering of events, finding main ideas, identifying important information, distinguishing between fact and opinion, and making inferences and predictions. Students are encouraged to ask questions and are trained to think critically by making meaningful connections between themselves, what they encounter in texts, and the world around them. We also focus on developing vocabulary to enhance reading comprehension and writing skills.
To ensure young writers achieve success, they must have a solid foundation on which to build. You can't write an essay until you master paragraphs, and you can't complete a paragraph until you understand the components of a sentence. At Power of Words Academy, we focus on these core skills to set the stage for your child to be a fantastic writer.
Once our students learn the foundational elements of the writing process, they are encouraged to write longer and more complex texts using a wide range of forms, establish their own styles in their writing compositions, and identify their point of view and other possible points of view. They are also taught to proofread and make revisions to improve the content of their writing using specified guidelines. In addition, with practice and guidance, students are trained to become methodical thinkers who can communicate their ideas clearly, succinctly and effectively.
At Power of Words Academy, we recognize that oral communication skills are fundamental to student participation in any learning environment. In addition to designing units specifically focused on public speaking where students will write and present their own speeches in a mock setting, we have incorporated learning activities throughout the curriculum with the goal of building confident and powerful speakers.
We focus on building presentation strategies, effectively using vocal skills (including tone, pitch, volume and pace), incorporating non-verbal cues (including facial impressions, gestures and eye contact) and communicating orally in a clear and coherent manner.
A child who learns how to effectively communicate is likely to perform better academically in all subject matters. At our Academy, your child will develop an appreciation of the power of the written and spoken word! Our programs are designed with the objective to boost your child's self-esteem and confidence, which will prepare them for success, and nothing less!
Founder, Power of Words Academy