Level 1


  • Read, demonstrate comprehension of, and respond to readings of 400-600 words containing compound, simple and complex sentence structures
  • Summarize the main ideas of a reading orally and in writing
  • Write a 5-paragraph essay focusing on basic structure of an academic essay including thesis statement, topic sentences, supporting details, organization, unity, and cohesion
  • Practice on basic sentence structure and sentence components (S, V, DO, IO, Possessives) with an emphasis on forming correct simple and compound sentences and ​using all simple verb tenses in context
  • Take notes on and respond to short lectures, give short presentations, and participate in small group discussions, all while using level appropriate grammar
  • Build vocabulary and spelling of sight words, common verbs, and the Academic Word List

Course Objectives