Elementary English Courses

Elementary English 1
Suggested Age

8-9 years

 

Prerequisites

Basic competency in reading and handwriting

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

    • 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.

Curriculum/Materials
Elementary English 2
Suggested Age

9-11 years old; students working at approximately a 4th or 5th grade level

 

Prerequisite

Elementary English 1, or basic competency in reading and handwriting

Purpose

Students in this stage of their development love to learn the rules for how things work.  Our grammar objective is to identify and understand the eight parts of speech and their functions within the sentence.  Students will learn to write to express, record, reflect, and problem solve.

Process
  • Basic Rules of Grammar

    • Easy Grammar 5 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

    • Write engaging five-paragraph compositions

    • Introduced to the writing process:  Brainstorm, Draft, Revise/Edit, Publish

    • Topic and concluding sentences

  • Spelling/Vocabulary Assignments

    • Spelling stages:  syllables, prefixes, suffixes, derivational relations

    • 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

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.

 

Curriculum/Materials
Children's Literature
Suggested Age

9-11 years

 

Prerequisites
  • Must have fine motor skills for cutting and gluing

  • Must be able to listen, wait, and follow instructions

Purpose
  • The purpose of this class is to develop a love for literature.  Students will master the use of common literary terms and explore various genres of literature.

  • Novels discussed in class and read at home:  Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo; A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens; Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry; A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis, student choice of biography or autobiography.

Process
  • Students are expected to read 20 minutes a day, five days per week for a total of 100 minutes (Parent may choose audible or print reading materials)

  • ODA teacher will grade weekly assignments (parents may choose to do any or all assignments)

    • Novel questions

    • Class Lesson Review questions

    • Summary 

    • Reading Log

  •  In class, students will:

    • Create a resource book

    • Discuss a variety of genres

    • Analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions

    • Participate confidently in group discussions regarding assigned class novels

Parental Responsibilities
  • See that your child has the supplies needed to be successful in class.

  • Attendance is mandatory as each day is a new idea or term

  • Help your child develop a love of literature by reading to them, with them, as well as listening to them read.  Listening to others read, helps the child develop reading fluency.

  • Supervise student’s weekly assignment sheet (optional). The homework sheet is returned weekly to the One Day Academy teacher for grading.  

  • Secure the novels listed above (borrowed or bought)

Curriculum/Materials
  • Novels are the parent’s responsibility to purchase or borrow (audible is also acceptable)

  • Students will need to purchase supplies to use at home and in the classroom

  • Purchase foldable consumable pages

 
 
 

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