Elementary English 1

Suggested Age

8-10 years old; students working at approximately a 3rd or 4th grade level

Course length

1 hour


Basic competency in reading and handwriting


About the course


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.


  • 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

  • Weekly chart completion

Parental Responsibilities

Each week parents are asked to oversee the completion of the following assignments, grade them accordingly, and record the grades on the Weekly Grade Report Chart:

  • Spelling test over the student’s weekly vocabulary words

  • Vocabulary chart completion

  • Grammar pages assigned weekly (keys are included in the teacher’s edition of the grammar text)

Compositions should be completed according to the rubrics provided in the student workbook and submitted to the student’s One Day Academy teacher for grading.

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