Excel in English Language Arts with Talentnook

A comprehensive program designed specifically for 5th and 6th graders to get ready and reach new heights in the middle school

What Your Child Will Gain From This Course?

Grades 5 and 6 (pre-teeners) is the perfect age to start helping your child build and strengthen their grasp on English Language Arts. A strong foundation of English in middle school can pave a path of confident communication and academic success for your child.
Improve contextual vocabulary for impactful writing and speaking
English classesStrengthen written and verbal
English classesUnderstand basic structural and grammatical mechanics
Engage in deeper literary

Eileen M.

English Core Development Curriculum, Talentnook

About Eileen

My name is Eileen, and I am a credentialed California educator. I raised four children and put them all through college. I have taught thousands of elementary, middle, high school and college students in tutoring and classroom settings to develop their potential through lifelong learning skills. My belief is that every parent is their child’s first teacher, so I strive to understand the individual differences in each child with involved parental input. It does take a community to raise a child.
Please join Talentnook in educating the next generation of students for competence and efficiency in developing life skills and independence in learning.

Why Join Talentnook's English Programs?

5th & 6th graders transitioning from elementary to middle school are often weak in their understanding of the basics of English language arts and study skills for them to learn how to learn. This bridge curriculum is designed to backtrack on honing previous skills, strengthen and compliment in-school learning, and set potential for further academic enrichment in later grade levels.
Any knowledge gap, if not attended early, can lead to weaker academic growth in later years and even pose impediments and poor habits for future learning.

Assessment Process

Our program measures a student’s current English language understanding through assessment process
When Talentnook proctors test incoming students, our program comprehensively establishes baselines. Where the child measures at different levels of language arts at a given academic level.
Total Assessment Fees: $75 (Includes Post Assessment Consultation)
Incoming students will be pre-assessed on their English skills in the following categories:


Prior to enrollment to the program, the child will undergo the Slosson Test where they will follow directions, work with hand-eye coordination, listen and process skills. This test shall be used as the first benchmark to measure study skills preparedness for second-level thinking.


Reading comprehension is measured by oral reading passage followed by an assessment of inference, vocabulary, detail, and association text questions.


Vocabulary assessment is not only designed to help the child recognize sixth-grade sight words but also aids the child to understand the pronunciation and recognition of words that the child may have seen before through prior reading.


Writing exercises allow the student to organize and compose a twenty (20) minute short write-up. The student is evaluated on thesis formation, first, middle, and end consistency and word choice.

Parent Post Assessment Consultation with Ms. Eileen

Parents have the opportunity to see test results, question, and receive information on how to assist their child’s learning and how the program will work
     30 to 60 minutes (In-person preferable, other options available)
     Parent only preferable
    Sign up sheet will be provided on the assessment day

Program Details

    The program is open to 5th & 6th graders.
    The Student should have completed the Student Assessment
    The Parent should have completed Parent Post Assessment Consultation
with Ms. Eileen
  16 weeks
January 12th to May 17th, 2020. Contact us for a detailed calendar.
  Batch 1  for 6th Grade:  Sundays 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM  
  Batch 2  for 6th Grade:  Sundays 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  Batch 3  for 6th Grade:  Thursdays 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
   Batch 1 for 5th Grade: Sundays 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
   Small group, Maximum 6 students
   6500 Dublin Blvd., Suite #209,
Dublin 94568
   Semester Fees:  $760 paid in full (or pay $395 in 2 installments, 1st: At enrollement, 2nd: Due by March 1st, 2020)

"What an experience!"
"A program like this was much needed"
"My child actually looks forward to every Sunday"
Limited spots are available. Enroll now!

Refer a friend and receive $50*

(*Max. Referral amount $100. Will be paid after your friend enrolls and pays. Program completion is required by all referrals)
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