Calvert’s Verticy ELA course uses research-based instruction techniques 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 8th Grade program includes one complete English Language Arts course comprised of 2 components: Grammar/Composition/Spelling and Literature.
The Verticy English Language Arts course includes everything you need to help your child gain success in reading and writing:
Students become more confident writers and communicators and practice lifelong grammar skills.
Advanced spelling concepts along with useful research and reference skills are covered. Focus on the writing process and composing common academic compositions such as: book review, persuasive essays, and research reports. Review of grammar rules to aid in proofreading and editing.
Students gain comprehension and analysis skills through the appreciation of award winning novels and classical literature.
Students read and analyze literature selections such as: Holes,
A Single Shard,
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle,
Daniel’s Story, along with short stories and excerpts in the
Writing skills are practiced through creative writing journal assignments.
Devynn Martin, Calvert student and competitive skier with the US Ski & Snowboard Association.
She is working so hard. She spends at least 5 hours a day training and then we are spending time with school work throughout the weekend. She is learning so much and enjoying that part. We are really grateful for Calvert. Without the Verticy program, Devynn would not be where she is academically.— Connie S., Calvert Mom