The Grade 2 curriculum introduces numerous English concepts with weekly 1.5-hour classes. Students are first introduced to the foundations of grammar, and by the end of Grade 2 can identify all nine parts of speech, as well as the basic parts of a sentence. Creative expression is also a critical part of the curriculum. Students learn how to write short stories with proper structure, identify and write a variety of types of poems, write in the style of famous authors, present an engaging speech, write a thank you note, and memorize and present famous poems. Students also read and reflect on two different novels, including a work of classic literature. Finally, students master editing and spelling skills through weekly Treasure Hunt activities, guided editing on their written work, spelling/punctuation drills, and activities covering synonyms and homophones.
The Grade 3 curriculum continues to develop students’ foundational understanding of English concepts with weekly 1.5-hour classes. In this grade, students deepen their understanding of grammatical structure by learning more nuances of the nine parts of speech and performing more extensive sentence analysis. They continue to express their creativity through a deep dive into short stories, speeches and poetry, but are also introduced to writing logical paragraphs and descriptive writing. Students read and reflect on one advanced novel, including a work of classic literature. Finally, students continue to refine their editing and spelling skills through weekly Treasure Hunt activities, guided editing on their written work, spelling/comma drills, and activities covering synonyms and homophones.