Teaches independent reading, placing events in a story in sequence, recalling major ideas from a story, and categorizing information. Students create new endings for stories, predict outcomes and set a purpose for reading, as well as answer basic comprehension questions and describe the main idea of a passage. Introduces challenging vocabulary
The student will learn two letters and then begin blending sounds to read and unblending sounds to spell, review daily all previous learning and complete worksheets for continued reinforcement, learn to spell by using knowledge of the spelling rules taught rather than by using only memorization, learn common suffixes and selected prefixes, read from small books (controlled, decodable readers) that contain words with sounds they can blend, participate in games and activities that motivate, reinforce, and remediate. Literature Extensions, carefully selected from core reading lists, provide practice in literary analysis and comprehension skills as well as an activity for phonics reinforcement.
Students will be able to choose between D'Nealian or block-style manuscript letters. Students learn the importance of a clean work area and good posture.
Students maintain a personal journal and record original thoughts and ideas on paper and write basic sentences with proper capitalization and punctuation. Teaches contractions and the words that create them, as well as proper use of endings /ed/, /s/, and /ing/, and differentiation between verbs and nouns. View sample of course guide.
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