Intended for students in fifth grade, students will read great literature and continue to work on their phonics fundamentals and oral reading skills. Students will improve their reading skills through written and oral comprehension exercises. Their vocabulary will be expanded through the application of contextual clues, derivation of words from Latin roots, and use of the dictionary. Students will learn to apply a Christian worldview as they examine qualities of characters in stories and recognize those that are worth admiring. They will learn to identify different genres of literature as they read a variety of styles. And most importantly, they will continue to increase their love of literature. Recommended for grade 5. Homework will average 2 - 3 hours per week, depending on reading speed.
Minimum age of 9 and maximum age of 11 on the first day of class.