Phonics, grammar and spelling are encompassed under the title of language.
Our Phonics curriculum was created by Veritas Press. Additional support materials which are implemented are Modern Curriculum Press phonics, and The Victory Drill Book. Phonics is the foundation for solid decoding and encoding words, sentences and stories. The children identify the letter sound, connections apply the rules and read the first book six weeks after school begins.
In Grammar, we address types of sentences, identification of paragraphs, punctuation, nouns, verbs and article adjectives.
Spelling begins in the third marking period. Most of the words are consonant-vowel- consonant words, with an occasional blend or digraph toward the end of the year.
The children are instructed in the D’Nealian style manuscript. This prepares them for cursive writing in first grade.