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Level A8 English
Curriculum Outline

Topic 1. Vocabulary

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1Word A Day
   
                                  
2Homework - Learn New Words
   
                                  
3P List - 2
   
                                  
4P List
   
                                  
5O List - 2
   
                                  
6O List
   
                                  
7N List
   
                                  
8Words from Mythology - 2
   
                                  
9T List 2
   
                                  
10Q List
   
                                  
11R List
   
                                  
12R List - 2
   
                                  
13S List
   
                                  
14S List - 2
   
                                  
15T List
   
                                  
16U List
   
                                  
17V List
   
                                  
18W List
   
                                  
19XYZ List
   
                                  
20Words from Mythology
   
                                  
21Word Roots
   
                                  
22terr: earth
   
                                  
23mand/mend: entrust or order
   
                                  
24tors/tort: to twist, to wind, or to wrench
   
                                  
25neg: to say ‘no’
   
                                  
26fug: to flee or escape
   
                                  
27tempor: time
   
                                  
28jur: to swear; take an oath
   
                                  
29phos/phot: light
   
                                  
30dom: house or master
   
                                  
31Words and Expressions Commonly Misused - 1
   
                                  
32Words and Expressions Commonly Misused - 2
   
                                  
33Words and Expressions Commonly Misused - 3
   
                                  
34Words and Expressions Commonly Misused - 4
   
                                  
35cide: kill
   
                                  
36avis: bird
   
                                  
37peri: going around something
   
                                  
38rupt: break
   
                                  
39Greek and Latin Number Roots
   
                                  
40Prefixes Practice
   
                                  
41Suffixes
   
                                  
42Greek and Latin Suffixes
   
                                  
43Suffixes and Parts of Speech
   
                                  
44Suffixes - Nouns
   
                                  
45Suffixes - Verbs
   
                                  
46Suffixes - Adjectives
   
                                  
47Suffixes - Adverbs
   
                                  
48Suffix Review Test
   
                                  
49Prefix and Suffix Review Test
   
                                  
50Spelling Rules for Adding Suffixes
   
                                  
51Spelling Rules for Adding Suffixes - 2
   
                                  
52Greek and Latin Prefixes
   
                                  

Topic 2. Grammar

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1Parts Of Speech Review
   
                                  
2Subjects and Nouns
   
                                  
3Subject-Verb Agreement
   
                                  
4Mind Your Subject!
   
                                  
5Direct Objects
   
                                  
6Indirect Objects
   
                                  
7Be - As a Helping Verb
   
                                  
8Be - As a Linking Verb
   
                                  
9Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
   
                                  
10Pronouns as Subjects
   
                                  
11Pronouns and Direct Objects
   
                                  
12Pronouns and Indirect Object
   
                                  
13Pronoun Case (Tested in ACT)
   
                                  
14Pronoun Agreement (Tested in ACT)
   
                                  
15Adverbs of Time, Place, and Manner
   
                                  
16Comparing with Adverbs
   
                                  
17Subjects and Predicates
   
                                  
18Compound Subjects and Compound Predicates
   
                                  
19Dependent and Independent Clauses
   
                                  
20Appositives: Restrictive and Non-restrictive
   
                                  
21Capitalization
   
                                  
22Punctuation - Quotation Marks ('' '')
   
                                  
23Punctuation - Hyphen (-), Dash (—)
   
                                  
24Punctuation - Parentheses ( )
   
                                  
25More Ways to Omit Needless Words in Writing
   
                                  
26Place the Emphatic Words of a Sentence at the End
   
                                  
27In Summaries, Keep to One Tense
   
                                  

Topic 3. Reading Comprehension

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1Read and Summarize a Book
   
                                  
2Reading Fiction - Strategies
   
                                  
3Word A Day
   
                                  
4Sea-Fever by John Masefield
   
                                  
5The Walrus and The Carpenter by Lewis Carroll
   
                                  
6IF by Rudyard Kipling
   
                                  
7Daffodils by William Wordsworth
   
                                  
8The Matterhorn - A Mountain in the Alps
   
                                  
9Rembrandt van Rijn
   
                                  
10Marie Curie – Biography
   
                                  
11Rosa Parks Biography
   
                                  
12The Ransom of Red Chief
   
                                  
13The Daisy
   
                                  
14Six Able Men
   
                                  
15Bluebeard
   
                                  
16The Empress Jowka
   
                                  
17Beauty and the Beast
   
                                  
18The Seven Crows
   
                                  
19The Parrot Shah
   
                                  
20The Wise Little Girl
   
                                  
21Sasha, Mansor and the Storks
   
                                  
22Analyzing Literature: Moon-Face by Jack London
   
                                  
23Analyzing Literature: War by Jack London
   
                                  
24The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
   
                                  
25Review Test - Reading Comprehension Level 8
   
                                  

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
   
                                  
6Memorable Speech: Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!
   
                                  
7Memorable Speech: The Space Shuttle ''Challenger'' Tragedy Address
   
                                  
8Read and Summarize a Book
   
                                  
9Researching Career Choices
   
                                  
10Ronald Reagan
   
                                  
11Abraham Lincoln
   
                                  
12Famous Philosopher -- Confucius
   
                                  
13Yoga and Meditation
   
                                  
14Healthy Eating
   
                                  
15The Great Depression (1929-1939)
   
                                  
16Global Financial Crisis of 2008
   
                                  
17Nano Technology
   
                                  
18Economic Bubbles
   
                                  
19Biotechnology
   
                                  
20Types of Essays
   
                                  
21Writing a Five Paragraph Essay
   
                                  
22The Argumentative/Persuasive Essay
   
                                  
23Mini-Speech Practice
   
                                  
24Writing From Knowledge and Experience
   
                                  
25Writing Prompts for Middle & High School Students
   
                                  
26Letters About Literature
   
                                  
27How to Write a Newspaper Article
   
                                  
28In the News
   
                                  
29Introduction to Rhetoric
   
                                  
30Means of Persuasion
   
                                  
31Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Applied: President Bush Addresses the Nation
   
                                  
32Review Test - Writing Level 8
   
                                  

Topic 5. Other Topics & Review Tests

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1Grammar Placement Test
   
                                  
2Writing Test
   
                                  
3Vocabulary Test - 3
   
                                  
4Vocabulary Test - 4
   
                                  
5Essays for College Admissions Applications (University of Michigan)
   
                                  
6Essays for College Admissions Applications (MIT)