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“We must contemplate the import of ignoring the printed word. If you cannot read, you can do only what you are told.” Joseph P. Bean


Students consolidate and build on their literacy skills to better understand the read, written and spoken language for communication. Students understand that communication begins with the spoken word of God, and God intended that we communicate through language with Him and others. Students analyse and respond to the events, characters and settings in texts based on the author’s intention and through a biblical lens. They contribute actively to class and group discussions, taking into account other perspectives. They plan and present oral presentations. A variety of texts are created for different purposes and audiences using knowledge of language features to extend ideas, demonstrating understanding of spelling, grammar and sentence types. Students are able to identify characteristics of different text types, and the importance of text structures. When writing, students select specific vocabulary, use accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation, and edit their work for cohesive structure and meaning.

Topics Include

  • Writing - variety of text types and genres
  • Phonics and spelling
  • Grammar - and punctuation
  • Handwriting
  • Speaking and listening

Subject Length

  • 22 periods per cycle


  • Booklist items


  • Writing samples
  • Spelling tests
  • Grammar tests
  • Reading fluency and comprehension tests
  • Oral presentations

“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.” Nehemiah 8:8