AIM Academics & AIM4A Tutoring/Test Prep

Level A6 English
Curriculum Outline

Topic 1. Vocabulary

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1Word A Day
   
                                  
2A List - 3
   
                                  
3A List - 2
   
                                  
4A List
   
                                  
5Spelling Rule: er vs. or
   
                                  
6Spelling Rule: Two Vowels
   
                                  
7Spelling Rule: Silent e
   
                                  
8Spelling Rule - i before e
   
                                  
9Spelling Rule - QU
   
                                  
10Manias
   
                                  
11A List - 4
   
                                  
12A List - 5
   
                                  
13Homework - Learn New Words
   
                                  
14E List - 2
   
                                  
15E List
   
                                  
16D List - 2
   
                                  
17D List
   
                                  
18C List - 2
   
                                  
19C List
   
                                  
20B List - 2
   
                                  
21B List
   
                                  
22Phobias - 2
   
                                  
23Phobias
   
                                  
24audi or audio: hear or sound
   
                                  
25geo: earth
   
                                  
26gress: to go
   
                                  
27cracy: government; rule
   
                                  
28bio: life
   
                                  
29chrono: time
   
                                  
30bene: well
   
                                  
31derma: skin
   
                                  
32Word Roots
   
                                  
33dict or dic: speak
   
                                  
34sign: mark or seal or symbol
   
                                  
35Medical Doctors
   
                                  
36bi: two
   
                                  
37Prefixes - Ambi and Amphi
   
                                  
38Prefixes- De and Ex
   
                                  
39Prefix - Dis
   
                                  
40Prefixes - Il, Im, In, and Ir
   
                                  
41Prefixes - Mis, Un, Re, and Pre
   
                                  
42log or logue: word or thought or speech
   
                                  
43duct or duce: to lead
   
                                  
44Review Test - Spelling and Vocabulary - Level 6
   
                                  

Topic 2. Grammar

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1Correcting Sentence Errors
   
                                  
2Repairing Run-on Sentences
   
                                  
3Parts Of Speech Review
   
                                  
4Proper and Common Nouns
   
                                  
5Plural Nouns
   
                                  
6Verbs
   
                                  
7Kinds of Verbs
   
                                  
8Verb Tense - Present, Past, and Future
   
                                  
9Contractions with Verbs
   
                                  
10Pronouns
   
                                  
11Kinds of Pronouns
   
                                  
12Possessive Pronouns
   
                                  
13Adjectives
   
                                  
14Adjectives and Adverbs
   
                                  
15Prepositions
   
                                  
16Conjunctions
   
                                  
17Capitalization
   
                                  
18Punctuation Marks
   
                                  
19Punctuation - Period (.)
   
                                  
20Punctuation - Exclamation (!)
   
                                  
21Punctuation - Question Mark (?)
   
                                  
22Use Active Voice
   
                                  
23Avoiding Shifts in Sentences
   
                                  
24Writing Fluent Sentences
   
                                  
25Review Test - Grammar Level 6
   
                                  

Topic 3. Reading Comprehension

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1Read and Summarize a Book
   
                                  
2Introduction to Reading Comprehension
   
                                  
3Word A Day
   
                                  
4Reading Fiction - Strategies
   
                                  
5Informational Reading Strategies
   
                                  
6Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
   
                                  
7A Misspelled Tail by Elizabeth T. Corbett
   
                                  
8October's Bright Blue Weather by Helen Hunt Jackson
   
                                  
9Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   
                                  
10Waterfalls
   
                                  
11Transformers
   
                                  
12Cirrus Cloud
   
                                  
13The Magic Tinderbox
   
                                  
14The Little Gold Fish
   
                                  
15A Shrewed Farmer's Story
   
                                  
16The Adventures of Tom Thumb
   
                                  
17The Snow Queen
   
                                  
18The Golden Goose
   
                                  
19Goldilocks and the Three Bears
   
                                  
20The Sleeping Princess
   
                                  
21The Pied Piper of Hamelin
   
                                  
22The Ugly Duckling
   
                                  
23The Little Pear Girl
   
                                  
24Review Test - Reading Comprehension Level 6
   
                                  

Topic 4. Writing

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1Writing Process Steps
   
                                  
2Writing Process Steps - Doing Research
   
                                  
3Writing Process Steps - Revising and Editing
   
                                  
4Writing a Story: Using a Mind Map
   
                                  
5Character Is Destiny
   
                                  
6Geography Extremes
   
                                  
7Read and Summarize a Book
   
                                  
8John F. Kennedy
   
                                  
9George Washington
   
                                  
10Baseball
   
                                  
11The World Population
   
                                  
12Investing Basics
   
                                  
13Countries and Capitals
   
                                  
14This Day In History
   
                                  
15Fields of Study
   
                                  
16Stock Investing
   
                                  
17Writing a Five Paragraph Essay
   
                                  
18Types of Essays
   
                                  
19The Argumentative/Persuasive Essay
   
                                  
20Writing Effective Introductions for Speech and Essay
   
                                  
21One Paragraph to Each Topic
   
                                  
22Begin Each Paragraph with a Topic Sentence
   
                                  
23A Few Matters of Form
   
                                  
24Mini-Speech Practice
   
                                  
25Catchy Openings Using Famous Quotations
   
                                  
26Public Speaking Template
   
                                  
27Outline of an Effective Speech
   
                                  
28Review Test - Writing Level 6
   
                                  

Topic 5. Other Topics & Review Tests

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1Spelling Test - 1
   
                                  
2Vocabulary Test - 1
   
                                  
3Grammar Placement Test
   
                                  
4Writing Test
   
                                  
52007 AIM4A Public Speaking Contest Level 1
   
                                  
62008 AIM4A Public Speaking Contest Level 1
   
                                  
72007 Essay Writing Contest - Level 1
   
                                  
8Essay Writing Test - Favorite Sport
   
                                  
92008 Essay Writing Contest - Level 1