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Elementary - English

Elementary /  English

 

With a focus on foundational reading skills, this course provides early learners with the building blocks needed to be successful students in all subjects. This course includes basic skills such as identifying letters, their sounds, and word families; and builds up to spelling, vocabulary, reading and literature sets.

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Reading Sets
 
With a focus on foundational reading skills, this course provides early learners with the building blocks needed to be successful students in all subjects. This course includes basic skills such as identifying letters, their sounds, and word families; and builds up to spelling, vocabulary, reading and literature sets.

Poetry

  • A-Sailing I
  • B- Spring II
  • C- Healthy Food II
  • D- Fireflies
  • D- Hand Talking
  • E- Sunlight
  • E-Style
  • F- Summer is Here
  • F- The Petition

Informational Prose

  • A- All Around Town! I
  • A- Seasons! I
  • B- Farmer Ants I
  • B- The Five Senses II
  • C- Earth Day III
  • C- Pyramids I
  • D- Stonehenge I
  • D- Diamonds I
  • E- Meerkats II
  • E- The History of Toilets II
  • F- History of Hair
  • F- Animal Tails III

General Prose

  • A- The Birthday Present
  • A- The Beach I
  • B- The Grasshopper and the Ants
  • B- Pets II
  • C- Power Out
  • C- The Three Squirrels II
  • D- Cooper's Contest III
  • D- The Bully
  • E- The Ride
  • E- He Wanted Justice
  • F- New Kid
  • F- The Kleins vs. The Pettys

Comparison Passages

  • D- Home in the Round/House on Water
  • D- Tall Towering Giraffesa nd The African Savanna
  • E- The Crow and the Pitcher and No Birdbrains Here
  • E- Mid-sized City
  • F- The Deer at the Pool and Built for Survival
  • F- Marsupials

Maps,Charts, and Graphs

  • A- Animal Habitats I
  • A- Favorite Sports I
  • B- State Birds and Flowers II
  • B-The Contest II
  • C- Favorite Fruit III
  • C- What's for Lunch III
  • D- Weather
  • D- Favorite Foods
  • E- Fundraisers
  • E- Towns and Roads
  • F- What Does Your Favorite Color Show?
  • F- World Populations

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir

  • C- Anne Sullivan I
  • D- Chief Crazy Horse
  • D- Billie Holiday
  • E- Mel Blanc (Man of a Thousand Voices)
  • E-The Bull Moose as Top Cop
  • F- S.E. Hinton
  • F- Charles Ives

Myths, Legends, Fables, Folktales

  • C- Achilles
  • C- King Midas and His Golden Touch
  • D- The Donkey Carrying Salt
  • D- The Lioness and the Bulls
  • E- Crow Brings Daylight
  • E- Perseus and Medusa
  • F- Mercury and the Woodman
  • F- Jasno and the Golden Fleece
DBQ/Source Writing
 
Each set includes 2-3 reading passages and a set of scaffolded questions that lead into an exteneded response (essay) question.
  • Honey Bees and Yellow Jackets
  • Kelp Forest
  • Extreme Scientists
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Language / Grammar
 
A robust database that allows students to review and practice the conventions of standard written English commonly expected at the elementary school level as well as appropriate level spelling and vocabulary.

Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Overview
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • End Marks
  • Fragments
  • Dependent Clauses
  • Run-on Sentences
  • Capital Letters
  • The Compound Sentence

Punctuation

  • Using Commas to Separate Items in a Series
  • Using Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Using Commas to Separate Attached Words
  • Using Commas to Isolate Nonessential Parts of a Sentence
  • Using Commas in Standard Situations
  • Using Apostrophes to Show Possession
  • Using Apostrophes in Contractions
  • Using Quotation Marks in Direct Quotes

Usage

  • Parts of Speech
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense Agreement
  • Verb Usage Situations
  • Troublesome Verbs
  • Pronouns Used as Subjects
  • Pronouns Used as Objects
  • Pronouns Used in Both Cases
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Comparisons with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Confusing Words-Common Mistakes with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Multi-Topical

Spelling

  • Spelling Words
  • Contractions
  • Spelling with Audio
  • Homophones
Foundational Skills
 
Develops early language learners' foundational reading skills through a variety of skill and theme-based activites.

Alphabet


Beginning Sounds

 

Ending Sounds

  • Single Letters
  • Letter Blends
  • Plurals
  • Adjectives and Adverbs

Letter Sounds (Initial, Medial, Final)

 

Upper-Lowercase Letters

 

Word Families

  • a's: -ack, -ad, -ail, -ain, -ake, -an, -ane, -ap, -ar, -at
  • e's: -each, -ear, -eat, -ed, -ee, -ell, -en, -est, -et
  • i's: -ick, -ie, -ig, -ight, -in, -ine, -ing, -ink, -ist, -it
  • o's: -ob, -ock, -og, -oon, -oose, -op, -ot, -ow, -own
  • u's: -ub, -uck, -ug, -un, -ut

Dolch Sight Words

  • Pre-Primer
  • Primer
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Nouns Audio Spelling

Vowels with Audio

  • Listening- Long a Short a
  • Listening- Long e Short e
  • Listening- Long i Short i
  • Listening- Long o Short o
  • Listening- Long u Short u

Theme Based

  • Household
  • School
  • Personal Items
  • Food and Drink
  • Greetings-Goodbyes-Personal Info
  • Neighborhood-Travel-Transportation
  • Family-Friends-Holidays & Celebrations
  • Sports, Leisure, and Recreation
  • Nature and the Environment
  • Things to Know