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Elementary English Courses

Primary English 2

Suggested Age:

7-8

Building on skills acquired in beginning reading, this course will go broader and deeper into the English language.  Your child will learn more advanced phonograms, roots, prefixes, and suffixes, which will help them decode longer words, and add to the enjoyment and comprehension of what they read. There will be weekly spelling tests, poems, and memory verses. Early chapter books will introduce more complex plots, sentence writing will lengthen to paragraphs, and manuscript review will lead to introductory cursive in the spring.


Parent Responsibilities:

Practice phonics flashcards, handwriting, oral reading, listening to stories, spelling words, and memory verses.  Help your child complete daily assignments.  Obtain and read recommended library books with and to your child.

Elementary English 4/5

Suggested Age:

10 to 12 who want to work at approximately a 5th-grade level

Purpose

Students will continue to learn the rules of grammar through color-coding of the eight parts of speech. Students will learn to write five-paragraph compositions as well as spell and use meaningful vocabulary words.


Process

Grammar

Writing

  • Introduced to the writing process

  • Five-paragraph compositions

  • Poetry analysis & writing

  • Letter writing

Spelling/Vocabulary

  • Banned Words

  • Syllabication

  • Meaningful vocabulary

Handwriting

  • Scripture

  • Dictation

Responsibilities

*Parents grade spelling, vocabulary, and grammar as well as oversee the completion of writing assignments.

*Teachers grade and record writing assignments.

*Students should set aside approximately 20 minutes four days/week for completing coursework assignments.

Primary English 1

Suggested Age:

6-7

This interactive phonics and language-rich course is designed to come alongside, guide, and support parents in teaching their child to read and write.  Children will grow in literacy as they achieve success with single-letter sounds, consonant blends, phonograms, basic sight words, picture books, and manuscript handwriting.  Daily oral reading practice, written assignments, weekly spelling tests, scriptures, and poems will strengthen their enjoyment and success in learning to read and write.


Parent Responsibilities:  Guided practice with phonics flashcards, handwriting, oral reading, listening to stories, spelling words, and memory verses.  Help with completing written assignments.  Check out recommended library books to read to and with your child.

Elementary Literature

Suggested Age:

9 to 12 who work at approximately a 4th to 6th grade level

Purpose

  • Develop a love for literature

  • Master common literary terms

  • Explore various genres

Process

  • Read 20 minutes a day, five days per week for a total of 100 minutes

  • Complete weekly reading assignments and discussion questions

  • Write a weekly reading summary

  • Create a foldable resource book of literary terms

Novels will be read at home in this order:

Audio versions are always an option.


Parental Responsibilities

  • Student attendance is mandatory

  • Check for understanding

  • To help with reading fluency: Read with your student & listen to your student read.

Elementary English 3

Suggested Age:

8 to 10 who want to work at approximately a 3rd-grade level

Purpose:

Students will continue to learn the basic rules of grammar through color-coding parts of speech. Students will learn to write with a purpose, as well as read, spell, and use meaningful vocabulary words.


Process

Grammar

Writing

  • One-paragraph composition

  • Creative poetry

  • Letter writing

Spelling/Vocabulary

  • Basic rules

  • Syllabication

  • Meaningful vocabulary

Handwriting

  • Scripture

  • Dictation

Responsibilities

*Parents grade spelling, vocabulary, and grammar as well as oversee the completion of writing assignments.

*Teachers grade and record writing assignments.

*Students should set aside approximately 20 minutes four days/week for completing coursework assignments.

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