Elementary English 1

Course #:

ENGL

1-313

Division:

English

Department:

Elementary English

Suggested Age:

8-9 years

Prerequisites:

• Basic competency in reading and handwriting
• Students working at approximately a 3rd or 4th grade level

Elementary English 1

Course Description:

Students in this stage are gaining confidence in both their reading and writing skills.  Students will be introduced to the basic rules of grammar through color-coding, write with a purpose, as well as spell and use meaningful vocabulary words.


Purpose

Students in this stage are gaining confidence in both their reading and writing skills. Students will be introduced to the basic rules of grammar through color-coding, write with a purpose, as well as spell and use meaningful vocabulary words.


Process

Basic Rules of Grammar

  • Easy Grammar 3 Workbook is our primary grammar text

  • Color-coding parts of speech assists students in comprehending sentence patterns that will carry over into their sentence writing skills

  • Capitalization and punctuation practice

Compositions

  • Engaging weekly one-paragraph compositions

  • Topic sentence

  • Concluding sentence

Spelling/Vocabulary Assignments

  • Basic spelling rules: vowels, digraphs, diphthongs

  • Meaningful vocabulary

Handwriting

  • Scripture

  • Dictation

Parental Responsibilities

Each week parents are asked to oversee the completion of assignments

  • Easy Grammar

  • Spelling/Vocabulary

  • Weekly Writing Assignment to be sent to the teacher for grading

Curriculum/Materials: