1) Language Arts

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  • Kindergarten - 1st Grade

    • Session 5: August 3- August 14; Session 6: August 17- August 28

      • A101 Reading & Writing 9:30-10:30 AM $220

        • Students learn to listen carefully to stories, poems, and informational texts in order to identify common words and phrases. Through books, conversations, and experimentations with language, students expand their vocabulary while building upon their fundamental understanding of English grammar. Students will use their expanded vocabulary to collaborate with one another through the sharing of inferences and ideas. They begin to write and use a combination of writing, drawing, singing and dictating to describe their experiences and to give information. Come enjoy early literary activities designed to foster fluency, comprehension, and finding joy through reading. 

      • B100 Reader’s theater 1:30-2:30 PM $220

        • Reader's theater is a highly engaging, collaborative literacy activity that has students practice and perform short scripts. Students will learn how to use their voices, facial expressions, and gestures to interpret a story. It helps build young readers’ confidence and promotes fluency.

  • 2nd Grade - 5th Grade

    • Session 5: August 10 - August 21

      • A401 Literature Reading and Critical Essay Writing 9:30 - 11:30 $419

        • This session will be an introduction to text analysis. Students learn to observe plot structure, track character development, and to identify and emulate literary devices commonly found throughout American literature. This course will teach students how to craft narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, comparative, and research essays. Students learn how to plan, create first drafts, revise, edit, then present their research and original ideas. Grammar, diction, and language mechanics are observed and evaluated throughout the program. Every student will compile their own portfolio of writing samples that will be presented to their classmates and teacher at the end of the course.

      • Public Speaking Session 5; 1:00 - 2:00 $199

        • Our Public Speaking camp covers a wide range of topics including first impressions, the art of conversation, impromptu speaking, gestures, comedy, and more. Students learn important communication skills to improve their confidence and stand out in school, their careers, and life. Students learn to be expressive, use eye contact, gain vocal confidence, and deliver nonverbal communication through gestures and body language. With small class sizes, our highly qualified coaches focus on each student. Students practice individual and group performances daily and give a final presentation during the last class. Students will learn Shakespeare and the classics through performance. This course will explore a variety of speaking events hosted at the UIL tournament.

  • 5th Grade- 8th Grade

    • Session 5: August 10 - August 21

      • A501 Reading & Writing with the Mock Trial 9:30 - 11:30 $450

        •  This two-week advanced program consists of text annotation, multi-genre essay writing, grammar evaluation, building vocabulary through critical analysis, and the innovative “Mock Trial” pedagogy. Through our online summer camp, students build analytical reading and writing skills, knowledge of common themes and motifs throughout contemporary American literature, and an understanding of the US legal system through a variety of historical and political frameworks.

        • In our Mock Trial program, students study multiple methods of discernment while investigating underlying themes within contemporary American literature. While receiving guidance from their instructor, students will collaborate with one another to develop their own theories and cases through daily group discussions and writing assignments. Students will study and explore the US court system, as well as the history and laws that animate it. By the end of the camp, students will have a well-developed understanding of not only persuasive writing and literature, but also multiple facets of the US legal system. 

      • Public Speaking 1:00 - 2:00 $199

        • Our Public Speaking camp covers a wide range of topics including first impressions, the art of conversation, impromptu speaking, gestures, comedy, and more. Students learn important communication skills to improve their confidence and stand out in school, their careers, and life. Students learn to be expressive, use eye contact, gain vocal confidence, and deliver nonverbal communication through gestures and body language. With small class sizes, our highly qualified coaches focus on each student. Students practice individual and group performances daily and give a final presentation during the last class. Students will learn Shakespeare and the classics through performance. This course will explore a variety of speaking events hosted at the UIL tournament.

  • 9th Grade - 11th Grade 

    •  Call (832) 964-5980 to set a schedule.

      • ​A701  College Application Essay Writing (Private Lesson)

          • This course will serve as an introduction to essay writing, with an emphasis on creative narrative structure. Because many families in our community prioritize their children’s performance on standardized tests and overall academic performance, the most influential aspect of a college application has become the personal essay. This course is designed to teach students in middle and early high school how to identify the prevailing cultural norms of elite institutions such as the Ivy Leagues, Stanford, Rice, etc., and create an authentic, engaging personal narrative that appeals to those sensibilities while also conveying the child’s individual character. This course will also include instruction on more structured essay formats commonly assigned in high school and college. Persuasive, argumentative, rhetorical analysis, and research essays with citations in MLA and APA will all be covered.

2021 Summer Camp

Language Art Camps: (classes divided by age)

  • Reading and Writing (K-G1)

  • Reader's Theatre (K-G1)

  • Literature Reading and Critical Essay Writing (G2-G5)

  • Reading Writing with Mock Trial (G6-G8)

  • Literature Reading and Analytical  Writing (G7-G8)

  • High School Advanced English (G9-G11)

  • Contest Writing Workshop (G7-G11)

Public Speaking and Debate Camps:

  • Public Speaking (G2-G8)

  • Novice Debate (G5-G8)

  • Varsity Debate (G5-G8)

**Early bird discount (by April 30th with payment): 5% 0ff
**Sibling (two or more registered sessions): 5% off
**Referral of new students (unrelated family and new to SpiderSmart): both parties receive $20 off for Reading & Writing Camp or $10 off of other camps.

Math Camps:

  • Algebra 1

  • Algebra 2

  • Geometry

  • AMC 8

2021 Summer Camp
  • Language Art camps from Kindergarten to 11th Grade

  • Public Speaking and Debate cams for 2nd to 8th Grade

  • Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and AMC Math Camps

Math Tutoring Class (1st-8th Grade)

  • In this semi-private math class, our certified teacher with over ten years of experience at SpiderSmart focuses on a curriculum specific to the student's individual needs. This course is designed to help students emphasizes reviewing past material, learning new concepts, and preparing for tests and quizzes. Additionally, SpiderSmart has been increasingly successful in cultivating students who excel in major tests including the CBE test and the GT test. 

Algebra I

  • The course will follow the Texas Algebra I TEKS blueprint. Students will study linear, quadratic, and exponential functions along with their graphs, transformations, and how to solve their related equations and inequalities. In addition, students will learn to set-up and solve 2 x 2 systems of linear equations using various methods and apply them to real-world problems. Other topics along the way include polynomial expressions, radical expressions, laws of exponents, and arithmetic/geometric sequences. This course will help students get ready for the CBE test.

 

Geometry 

  • The course will follow the Texas state Geometry blueprint. Within this course, students will begin to focus on more precise terminology, symbolic representations, and the development of proofs. Students will explore concepts covering coordinate and transformational geometry; logical argument and constructions; proof and congruence; similarity, proof, and trigonometry; two- and three-dimensional figures; circles; and probability.

MATHCOUNTS/AMC 8 

  • The course is designed for students preparing for State and National MATHCOUNTS and AMC8 competition. The course will cover Number Theory, Algebra, Word problem, Sequences, Counting, Probability, Geometry, Logic and imagination, and countdown.

  • B510 Debate (6th - 8th Grade) 1:00 - 2:30 $179

    • Students will sharpen the distinction between Lincoln–Douglas (LD) debate and Public Forum (PF) debate. More advanced lessons will include case construction, resolution analysis, and drills to polish debate skills. This class is focused on taking that skillset developed earlier and applying it within debate rounds.