Foundations 2 - English Language Arts

In Foundations 2, students will advance their literacy skills, including writing, reading comprehension, and critical thinking. At 1-2 levels above Ministry Standards, this advanced curriculum prepares students to excel in all subject areas, setting them on a path of academic excellence and a lifelong love for learning.

Program Highlights: Our program emphasizes building sophisticated vocabulary, improving grammar skills, and enhancing reading comprehension and critical/analytical writing skills. Students will learn about crafting  topic sentences, choosing evidence, and supporting claims. They will also practice pre-writing and drafting, revising and editing, and writing summary paragraphs. The curriculum includes persuasive, descriptive, comparative, creative, and autobiographical/biographical writing. Key literary terms and concepts are revisited multiple times throughout the year in various contexts, ensuring retention and application of knowledge. Additionally, students will have opportunities to participate in various literary and academic competitions, and to receive personalized feedback on their writing.


  • Familiarity with over 300 high-frequency words, building a strong foundation for literacy
  • Improved knowledge of basic grammar, aiding in identification and correction of errors
  • Improved reading comprehension for better academic performance
  • Writing clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs, including summary, persuasive, descriptive, comparative, creative, and personal pieces
  • Developing pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing skills
  • Engaging in discussion and debate to develop critical-thinking skills
  • Familiarity with key literary terms and concepts through readings and assignments
  • Exploration of a variety of literary genres, including short fiction, novel, autobiography/biography, non-fiction, and poetry

Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Problem-Solving: At Brain Power, we teach kids how to think, not what to think. Our curriculum fosters independent thought, encouraging students to explore ideas, ask questions, and develop their own insights. This approach empowers our students to become confident, creative thinkers who are ready to face future challenges.

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