Based on decades of research on how students read and write, Calvert’s Verticy ELA course uses Orton-Gillingham instruction techniques, the gold standard in dyslexia instruction, to help students learn by looking, listening, speaking, touching and moving. This multi-sensory approach allows each child to learn in the way he or she does best. Students grow as effective, accomplished readers and writers as skills are mastered using our proven approach.
Verticy’s 3rd Grade program includes one complete English Language Arts course comprised of 3 components: Phonics and Spelling, Grammar and Composition, and Literature.
The Verticy English Language Arts course includes everything you need to help your child grow into a confident reader and writer:
For beginning readers who need to focus on vowel and consonant sounds.
Throughout the course, students will build a solid foundation of phonics and spelling skills, beginning with an introduction to the alphabet sequence and the sound syllable relationship. From here, they will study basic syllable types and division patterns, spelling rules, and vowel teams.
Students beginning this level are building basic writing skills. Typically, the student can compose a simple sentence and is gaining short paragraph writing skills.
Students will write weekly journal entries, use illustrations with compositions, learn to make lists and organize ideas, and learn to proofread their writing. Focusing on capitalization, punctuation, and creating complete sentences will help these students on their way to more advanced writing skills.
Carefully selected anthologies are explored through manageably-paced lessons to increase comprehension, appreciation, and analysis.
Literature selections explored include:
Reading: Rewards, Reading: Horizons, and The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
Multisensory activities and assistive technology that translates books to audio are utilized to help with language development and build vocabulary.