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 4th 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 master reading and writing:
For readers who display knowledge of the alphabet and the foundation of consonants and short vowels.
At this level, lessons are focused on:
For students who can write full sentences and short paragraphs but need help communicating more effectively through writing
At this level students will master composing a quality paragraph, be able to identify the parts of a paragraph in a well-rounded composition, use grammar knowledge to build and expand paragraphs and study various types of paragraphs.
Students will use learning strategies such as making lists, organizing ideas, and write using the 5-w’s to gather information.
Lessons are designed to increase comprehension, appreciation, and analysis.
Texts explored include:
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Critical Thinking (Level D)