Critical Thinking and Reading Comprehension
These skills are systematically taught in LV language arts coursework. These skills are the cornerstone for all subjects and are of paramount importance to establish a solid foundation for learning.
LV English classes comprehensively cover reading, writing, grammar, mechanics, and spelling.
Reading: Students will learn to analyze literature through the use of great novels and a reading anthology with practiced and tested reading skills.
Instructed and Tested Areas of Understanding in Literature:
Writing: Instruction includes the completion of a different type of paper every four weeks. Pre-writing and drafting worksheets and textbook reading fully instruct the students in the specifics of the writing genre, how to organize information, and to create strong thesis statements. Proofreading and polishing are taught and practiced in class and at home.
Grammar: Higher level grammar concepts are taught and reinforced with diagramming and ACT preparation using Holt Elements of Language.
Spelling: Higher level spelling is taught and tested through the 10th grade.
Classes meet on Mondays for 80 minutes and Fridays for 55 minutes.
Our grade levels are combined as shown below. Homework and testing are grade specific for each elementary level. Writing is graded by the teacher with the student's actual grade level in mind.
Students will build strong language skills and a love for reading in these interactive and engaging classes. Reading skills are developed and mastered while a love for literature is fostered through exposure to a wide range of classic literature, novels, short stories, and poetry.
Class time emphasizes activities which are well suited to a group setting and professional teacher interactions.
Coursework over each 2 year period may include (but is not limited to) the following:
Classes meet for 80 minutes on Mondays.