In this level the student:
- Learns about the history of the English language.
- Practices using resources—dictionary, thesaurus, concordance, encyclopedia, and the library.
- Reviews outlining.
- Writes a biographical sketch and answers essay questions.
- Continues to review and write with verbs—action/linking, transitive/intransitive, active/passive voice, tenses, progressive form, and emphatic mood.
- Reads and analyzes The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss and Twice Freed by Patricia St. John.
- Learns the parts of a book; the elements of a short story and a novel—chronological order, spatial order, and order of importance; the exposition, complication, and resolution of story plots.
- Diagrams simple, compound, and complex sentences.
- Is introduced to new vocabulary words.
- Identifies and uses the literal and figurative meanings of words and understands word derivations.
- Writes a composition unified by a single coherent thesis with a consistent tone and focus.
- Demonstrates an understanding of sentence construction by correctly using clauses, phrases, and the mechanics of punctuation.
- Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.
Click on each PACE for a breakdown of what it covers.