Curriculum used- “Sing, Spell, Read and Write”
Abeka Reading Program, Abeka Spelling
Your child will progress through the stages of reading, beginning with a solid phonics program. The curriculum we will be using is called “Sing, Spell, Read and Write”. Sounds (phonograms) of each letter and blends of letters will be learned through several sensory modes, including music. A multi-sensory approach will be practiced, as studies have proven the effectiveness of speaking, hearing, and seeing while writing the phonograms.
We will progress to the level of reading “sight words”, compound words, contractions, inflectional forms (e .g., -s, -ed, -ing) and root words (e. g. look, looked, looking), and common word families (e. g., -ite, -ate). Your child will learn to read aloud with fluency. At this point, comprehension will advance and he/she will learn how to respond to who, what, where, and how questions.
Reading will become more interesting as your child learns how to identify and describe the elements of plot, setting, and character/s in stories, as well as the beginning, middle, and end of each story. Their vocabulary will expand as conversation includes recollection, speaking, and writing about books read during the school year.
In the area of writing, your child will be taught how to select a focus when writing; to use descriptive words; to print legibly and space letters, words, and sentences appropriately; write brief narratives (e.g., fictional, autobiographical) describing and experience; and to write brief expository descriptions of a real object, person, place, or evert.
In written and oral language conventions, your child will learn to write and speak in complete, coherent sentences; identify and correctly use singular and plural nouns; identify and correctly use contractions and singular possessive pronouns; the use of a period, exclamation point, or question mark at the end of sentences; use knowledge of the basic rules of punctuation and capitalization when writing; capitalizing the first word of a sentence, names of people, and the pronoun; and spell grade level appropriate sight words correctly.