AIM Academics & AIM4A Tutoring/Test Prep

Level A7 English
Curriculum Outline

Topic 1. Vocabulary

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1Word A Day
   
                                  
2Word Roots
   
                                  
3Word Endings and Doubling Consonants
   
                                  
4Common Mistakes in Word Usage - 3
   
                                  
5Common Mistakes in Word Usage - 2
   
                                  
6Common Mistakes in Word Usage - 1
   
                                  
7Commonly Misspelled Words - 5
   
                                  
8Commonly Misspelled Words - 4
   
                                  
9Commonly Misspelled Words - 3
   
                                  
10Commonly Misspelled Words - 2
   
                                  
11Commonly Misspelled Words
   
                                  
12F List
   
                                  
13F List - 2
   
                                  
14M List
   
                                  
15L List - 2
   
                                  
16J List
   
                                  
17I List - 2
   
                                  
18I List
   
                                  
19H List - 2
   
                                  
20H List
   
                                  
21G List - 2
   
                                  
22G List
   
                                  
23Describe the Dinosaur
   
                                  
24Name the Dinosaur
   
                                  
25cap/capit/cipit: head, headlong
   
                                  
26ante: before
   
                                  
27anthro or andr: man, human
   
                                  
28annu/enni: year
   
                                  
29apo: away/send
   
                                  
30clud/clus: to close
   
                                  
31card/cord/cour: heart
   
                                  
32amb: to go, to walk
   
                                  
33bell: war
   
                                  
34quis: to seek; to obtain
   
                                  
35crypt/cryph: hidden
   
                                  
36her/hes: to stick or get stuck
   
                                  
37anti: against, opposite
   
                                  
38auto: self
   
                                  
39circum: around
   
                                  
40mono: one or only
   
                                  
41fer: carry
   
                                  
42anim: life, mind, soul, spirit
   
                                  
43K List
   
                                  
44L List
   
                                  
45More Prefixes
   
                                  
46More Prefixes - 2
   
                                  
47Homework - Learn New Words
   
                                  
48Review Test - Spelling and Vocabulary - Level 7
   
                                  

Topic 2. Grammar

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1Parts Of Speech Review
   
                                  
2Nouns as Subjects, Direct Objects, and Indirect Objects
   
                                  
3Abstract and Concrete Nouns
   
                                  
4Subjects and Verbs
   
                                  
5Principal Parts of Verbs
   
                                  
6Irregular Verbs
   
                                  
7Pronouns as Objects
   
                                  
8Relative and Interrogative Pronouns
   
                                  
9Comparing with Adjectives: Positive - Comparative - Superlative
   
                                  
10More About Prepositions
   
                                  
11Types of Conjunctions
   
                                  
12Articles
   
                                  
13Kinds of Sentences - Assertive, Imperative, Interrogative, Exclamatory
   
                                  
14Fragments, Run-ons, and Compound Sentences
   
                                  
15Capitalization
   
                                  
16Punctuation - Comma (,)
   
                                  
17Punctuation - Apostrophe (')
   
                                  
18Punctuation - Semicolon (;)
   
                                  
19Punctuation - Colon (:)
   
                                  
20Put Statements in Positive Form
   
                                  
21Omit Needless Words: Conciseness in Writing
   
                                  
22Avoid a Succession of Loose Sentences
   
                                  
23Keep Related Words Together
   
                                  
24Review Test - Grammar Level 7
   
                                  

Topic 3. Reading Comprehension

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1Read and Summarize a Book
   
                                  
2Genres: Myths and Fables
   
                                  
3Reading Fiction - Strategies
   
                                  
4Word A Day
   
                                  
5Informational Reading Strategies
   
                                  
6The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   
                                  
7My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson
   
                                  
8The Duel by Eugene Field
   
                                  
9The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
   
                                  
10Plasma Lamps
   
                                  
11Mark Alan Webber - An Australian Formula One Driver
   
                                  
12Soda Water or Sparkling Water
   
                                  
13Alfred McCoy Tyner - A Jazz Pianist
   
                                  
14The Tin Soldier
   
                                  
15The Game of Chess
   
                                  
16The Peasant, The Snake, and The Fox
   
                                  
17The Weeping Princess
   
                                  
18Til Ulenspighel
   
                                  
19The Story of Thumbelina
   
                                  
20Little Red Riding Hood
   
                                  
21The Wolf and the Seven Kids
   
                                  
22Cinderella
   
                                  
23The Emperor's New Clothes
   
                                  
24The Ruby Prince
   
                                  
25Review Test - Reading Comprehension Level 7
   
                                  

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 - 2
   
                                  
7Read and Summarize a Book
   
                                  
8Countries and Capitals - 2
   
                                  
9Thomas Jefferson
   
                                  
10Theodore Roosevelt
   
                                  
11Franklin D. Roosevelt
   
                                  
12Golf
   
                                  
13Stock Investing
   
                                  
14Petroleum (Oil) Industry
   
                                  
15Immigration to the US
   
                                  
16Article of the Day
   
                                  
17Stock Research -- Dow Jones Industrial Average Companies
   
                                  
18Researching Career Choices
   
                                  
19Writing a Five Paragraph Essay
   
                                  
20Types of Essays
   
                                  
21The Argumentative/Persuasive Essay
   
                                  
22Paragraph Organizer
   
                                  
23Writing Fluent Sentences
   
                                  
24Avoiding Shifts in Sentences
   
                                  
25Transitions
   
                                  
26Repairing Run-on Sentences
   
                                  
27Mini-Speech Practice
   
                                  
28More Great Quotations
   
                                  
29Catchy Openings Using Interesting Facts
   
                                  
30Public Speaking Template
   
                                  
31Outline of an Effective Speech
   
                                  
32Cycles
   
                                  
33Rivers in the US
   
                                  
34Review Test - Writing Level 7
   
                                  

Topic 5. Other Topics & Review Tests

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1Spelling Test - 2
   
                                  
2Grammar Placement Test
   
                                  
3Writing Test
   
                                  
42007 AIM4A Public Speaking Contest Level 2
   
                                  
52008 AIM4A Public Speaking Contest Level 2
   
                                  
6Vocabulary Test - 2
   
                                  
72007 Essay Writing Contest - Level 2
   
                                  
82008 Essay Writing Contest - Level 2