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English

“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

OVERVIEW

Students grow in their knowledge that communication begins with God and that it can be used to connect with Him and others through reading and sharing His Word, and communicating with Him through prayer. Through reading, writing and speaking we can have a greater understanding of God and others around us. Students develop fluency, make connections and understand texts whilst reading. They understand the purpose and structure of a range of imaginative and informative text types and make connections with personal experiences, increasing their fluency, accuracy and understanding of texts. Students effectively use punctuation, grammar and vocabulary when writing simple sentences and short texts and develop their conversation, interaction and presentation skills. Students use their knowledge of phonics and spelling rules to spell unfamiliar words. Students foster respect through listening and responding to others as they share personal thoughts and ideas in pairs, groups, whole class discussion and by giving short presentations.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Writing - variety of texts and genres
  • Phonics and spelling
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Handwriting
  • Reading - decoding, fluency, phrasing and comprehension
  • Speaking and listening

SUBJECT LENGTH

  • 22 periods per cycle

PREREQUISITES

  • Booklist items

ASSESSMENT

  • Spelling assessments
  • Oral presentations
  • Writing samples
  • Reading fluency and comprehension assessments
  • Oral reading and group discussion

“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