This class, titled Drawing Thru the Alphabet, is a Monart Drawing Program that helps students with reading readiness, letter recognition, handwriting, concentration, and problem solving.
This program puts an emphasis on how to read and write the alphabet letters, form and draw words from those letters, and achieve the eye/hand coordination that would allow a student to achieve mastery over legible handwriting skills.
Of course, we have included the fun of drawing characters and objects that represent the phonetic sounds of the alphabet letters and words to be learned. It is our experience that the drawing component adds a profoundly higher degree of engagement by students than the traditional methods used in learning how to read and write.
This is geared toward the attention span and motor coordination of 4 to 7 year olds and older ESL students. Students work on their ability to recognize the elements of shape and combine them in drawing the alphabet and objects from their world.
At the end of each class students will be encouraged to take a photo or scan of their drawings and handwriting and send them to: [email protected] so that we can better assess the lesson modality and how it is translating to the individual students. This will enable us to tailor our lessons more closely to the student’s needs.
Media: Graphite Pencils, Pens, Colored Pencils, Markers – see additional info below
Students in our “LIVE” class will will be encouraged to ask questions in a chat forum during class. They can additionally talk to the teacher, come online easily and share their picture for clarity (if desired) when asking questions. There will be polls taken to ensure the needs of the class are being taken into consideration. Is the class too slow? Is it too fast? What questions do you have?
Students in our “REPLAY” classes will not have the interactive feedback of a “LIVE” class, however, they can still learn quite a bit from watching. These classes are priced slightly lower to make them affordable to all. These classes will be pre-recorded earlier in the same week (so yes, they are still “new” lessons).