The academic enrichment program at CKS provides opportunities for students to grow academically in the area of language arts. Sometimes students need help to achieve mastery in certain skills and other times enrichment of the curriculum is needed to enhance learning. Christ the King School utilizes its academic enrichment teacher so that these needs are met.
First, teachers may refer students to this program because a student is struggling in class. Typically students in kindergarten through eighth grade visit the enrichment room in small groups and receive tutoring in language arts. Handwriting, phonics, grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension are some examples of topics for academic intervention.
The second method in which students are using the enrichment program is through literature groups, study skills and grammar review. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade take part in small groups reading novels or working on language arts skills that meet the ability needs of the group. This permits the teacher to use higher or lower level books than the reading anthologies and class novels used at each grade level and concentrate on other skills utilizing the small group setting. Most often students attend these small group sessions during library time, but can also meet at lunch or during language arts time in class.