In English Unit 1 (Pace 1061), students will review cursive and vowel and consonant sounds as well as learn to use a dictionary. They will also learn about synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and heteronyms and the complete and simple subject and predicate. This unit is one unit in a series of twelve colorful independent study mastery-based units of instruction and includes direct instruction to the student as well as all necessary quizzes and tests.
Throughout the twelve English Paces your student will:
Increase word concepts-antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, and heteronyms.
Review nouns-common, proper, compound, singular, plural, possessive; and learn about collective nouns and nouns in apposition.
Expand verb knowledge (action, linking, state-of-being, regular and irregular) to include verb tenses (present, past, future), and conjugate all six tenses; verb agreement; and review troublesome verbs (learn/teach, sit/set, lay/lie, rise/raise).
Identify pronouns-personal (subjective and possessive), interrogative, demonstrative, relative, reflexive, and indefinite.
Build upon parts of speech-comparisons using adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and phrases, coordinating conjunctions, interjections, and diagramming.
Strengthen sentence writing by using sentence patterns, interesting words, and exact nouns; recognize subject and verb agreement; and types of clauses.
Practice writing paragraphs and begin outlining and research.
Use simple, compound, and compound-complex sentences with effective coordination and subordination of ideas to express complete thoughts.
Learn to identify types of sentence patterns and clauses.
Be encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.