English Language Arts

Literacy program is given a high priority in the early years. Students begin their ELA journey from reading and writing a wide variety of books, looking into story structure (Setting, Character, Sequence), author’s purpose, main idea and details, and doing activities retelling the story, making prediction and compare and contrast and so on.

Students in the primary years do plenty of personal narratives, descriptive and persuasive writings, story writing, response to literature, non-fiction articles, essays and expository writing. Students usually submit a journal every week.
Reading, writing, speaking and listening make the whole ELA program very stimulating and student continue to develop their language skills throughout their years.

Students choose from wide variety of genera for reading from various fields, so that they expose themselves to knowledge, information and appreciation and develop joy of reading.

 

Grade

Reading (Genre)

Reading Strategies

Writing

One

  • Fantasy
  • Rhyming story
  • Non-fiction article
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Folk Tale
  • Play
  • Story structure (Setting, Character, Sequence)
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Main idea and details
  • Retelling the story
  • Make prediction
  • Compare and contrast
  • Personal Narrative
  • Descriptive
  • Persuasive
  • How-To
  • Report
  • Rhyme
  • Personal Narrative
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Fantasy Story 

Two

  • Realistic Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction article
  • Photo Essay
  • Informational Story
  • Non-fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Folk Tale
  • Story structure (Setting, Character, Sequence)
  • Plot
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Main idea and details
  • Summarize (Make and confirm prediction)
  • Summarize (draw conclusion)
  • Summarize (Sequence)
  • Retelling the story
  • Make inference
  • Make prediction
  • Cause and effect
  • Personal Narrative
  • Journal Entry
  • How to…
  • Descriptive
  • Explanation
  • Persuasive (Poster, Speech, Advertisement)
  • Letter
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Fantasy Story

Three

  • Realistic Fiction
  • Humorous Fiction
  • Non-fiction article
  • Narrative Nonfiction
  • Play
  • Fantasy
  • Informational Nonfiction
  • Autobiography
  • Folk Tale
  • Fairy Tale
  • Narrative Nonfiction
  • Story structure (Setting, Character, Plot)
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Main idea and details
  • Problem and Solution
  • Summarize (Sequence)
  • Fantasy and Reality
  • Retelling the story
  • Make inference
  • Make prediction 
  • Personal Narrative
  • Journal Entry
  • Descriptive
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Response to Literature
  • Letter
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Fantasy Story
  • Play
  • Acrostic Poem

Four

  • Mysteries
  • Informational Nonfiction
  • Non-fiction article
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Biography
  • Humorous Fiction
  • Folk Tale
  • Legend
  • Story structure (Setting, Character, Plot)
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Main idea and details
  • Problem and Solution
  • Summarize (Sequence)
  • Fantasy and Reality
  • Retelling the story
  • Make inference
  • Make prediction 
  • Personal Narrative
  • Journal Entry
  • Poem
  • Descriptive
  • Letter
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Response to Literature
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Play
  • Fiction

Five

  • Realistic Fiction
  • Tall Tale
  • Non-fiction article
  • Nonfiction
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Biography
  • Historical Fiction
  • Informational Nonfiction
  • Play
  • Story structure (Setting, Character, Plot)
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Main idea and details
  • Problem and Solution
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Make inference
  • Summarize (Sequence)
  • Description
  • Make prediction
  • Personal Narrative
  • Journal Entry
  • Descriptive
  • Persuasive Writing(Letter to the Editor, Article)
  • Response to Literature
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Fictional Narrative
  • Expository Writing

Six

  • Realistic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Non-fiction article
  • Nonfiction
  • Informational Nonfiction
  • West African Folk Tale
  • Hispanic Folk Tale
  • Short Story
  • Fairy Tale
  • Fantasy
  • Play
  • Story structure (Setting, Character, Plot)
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Main idea and details
  • Problem and Solution
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Make inference
  • Draw conclusions
  • Summarize (Sequence)
  • Make prediction
  • Make Generalization
  • Personal Narrative
  • Persuasive Writing (Letter to the Editor, Article)
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Fictional Narrative
  • Expository Writing

Seven

  • Informational Media (Magazine Article, Newspaper Article)
  • Poem
  • Personal Essay
  • Biography
  • Autobiography
  • Informational Text
  • Memoir
  • Short Story
  • Previewing
  • Reviewing
  • Make connections
  • Make Inference
  • Sequence
  • Synthesize
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Story structure (Setting, Character, Plot, Conflict)
  • Personal Narrative
  • Journal Entry (Character’s Point of View)
  • Summary
  • Fictional Story
  • Autobiographical Narrative
  • Response to Literature
  • Free Verse Poem
  • Letter
  • Essay
  • Descriptive Writing

Eight

  • Editorial
  • Short Story
  • Informational Text (Textbook, Brochure)
  • Magazine Article
  • Poem
  • Personal Essay
  • Folktale
  • Graphic Story
  • Distinguish Fact and Opinion
  • Author’s Purpose and Perspective
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Make Inference
  • Cause and Effect
  • Questioning
  • Predictions
  • Analyzing
  • Story structure (Setting, Character, Plot, Conflict)
  • Visualizing
  • Personal Narrative
  • Journal Entry (Character’s Point of View)
  • Summary
  • Fictional Story
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Editorial
  • Essay
  • Folktale
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Response to Literature