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Critical Reading and Grammar

Entering Grades: 4-5

Date: July 8 – 19

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM

Price: $450

The following topics will be covered:

Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

  • Students will be introduced to new vocabulary in reading activities that teach synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and idioms. This unit will build a working understanding of root words, suffixes, prefixes and reading skills. Students will be asked to identify, interpret and analyze passages.

Reading Comprehension

  • Students will learn comprehension strategies to literary and expository texts. They will learn to identify and write about characters, setting, plot, main idea and supporting details of a story. They will learn about sequential order, fact and opinion, cause and effect, author’s purpose, inferences, comparing and contrasting story elements.


  • Students will be taught the following
    • Noun forms (singular, plural, regular, irregular) verbs
    • Adjectives
    • Sentence types (declarative, interrogative, exclamatory)
    • Sentence structures (subject and predicate)
    • Subject verb agreement
    • Proper punctuation
    • Commas in a series
    • Past and present verb tense
    • Avoidance of double negatives
    • Using plural possessives
  • Students will be asked to practice writing skills while applying new knowledge.