FOUNDATION

The Foundation course is the most basic system and the most important part of the Sister Sophie Ltd. K12 English curriculum. Combining vocabulary + grammar + non fiction reading, while integrating vocabulary analysis, grammar in the article, and cultural background analysis and other elements, enable students to learn vocabulary naturally in the context of North American English and improve their accuracy and critical thinking

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About Text  Book

Wordly Wise 3000® series of textbooks is the most widely used graded English vocabulary textbook in the United States. It also uses the high-frequency academic vocabulary, which directly connects to the core of the North American standardized examination-the precise grasp of academic vocabulary and critical logical thinking, is a rare good textbook

​•  Resourceful Contents and Accurately Connected with North American Curriculum Standards

​•  Properly Covers the Necessary Core Academic Vocabulary, With Rigorous Design Logic

•  The Top Selected Book for Academic Standardized Test of English Skills such as SAT, SSAT, etc.

Grade 3

Wordly Wise Book 3

Unit 1: Plants and Animals

Lesson 1:Monsters of the deep

Lesson3: Roundup Time in Virginia

Lesson 4: Monarchs of the Air

Lesson 8: Hungry Plants

 

Unit 2: Events

Lesson 2: Up, Up and Away

Lesson 13:Viva Cinco de Mayo

 

Unit 3: People

Lesson 6: Doing it the Hard Way

Lesson 10:The invention of elevators

Lesson 12: Reading with the Fingertips

Lesson 14: Jason and the Golden Fleece

Course Introduction

The designed grammar materials will cover some foundational concepts in English grammar, such as identification, and the simple application of different parts of speech. Simple sentence structures, and four tenses will also be introduced to students. Apart from these, other basic grammatical rules like Subject/Verb Agreement, and Subject/Antecedent Agreement are also an important part. All of those will help students establish grammar awareness, and enhance their logical thinking ability at the same time.

In class, we will use interactive activities and interesting games to teach and practice grammar. For example, when we learn the comparative adjective, we will let students compete and incorporate in jeopardy games. They will gain different points according to the difficulty of the questions, and count the final points in the end. With the help of multimedia, and our interactive activities, students learn professional grammar in an enjoyable way.

Homework/Exercises

  • Story analysis

  • ​Dictation

  • Paraphrasing

  • Summarize a story/paragraph

  • Sentence completion

  • Analyze the difference between story and informative writing

Grade 4

Wordly Wise Book 4

Unit 1: Nature (plants, animals)

Lesson 2: California’s Forest Giants

Lesson 3: A Long Winter Nap

Lesson 7: Armed but Not Dangerous

Lesson 12: Communicating with Koko

 

Unit 2: History (historical monuments and historical figures):

Lesson 8: The Great Pyramid

Lesson 18: The Great Wall of China

Lesson 13: Anne Frank’s Diary

 

Unit 3: Fiction (fairy tales and folktales):

Lesson 6: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Lesson 17: An African Folktale

Course Introduction

Grade 4  focuses on vocabulary, and the  differences between certain words, sentence structures and sentence elements. Students read a paragraph, point out the number of sentences,  name sentence elements in each paragraph, subject and predicate, compound predicate and so on. The teacher then provides visuals for students to describe using the sentence elemental structure taught.

 

Students also learn about parts of speech by reading passages, and pointing out vocabulary and identifying its part of speech. This is based on a list of definitions, comparative adjectives, regular adjectives and irregular forms, common vs proper nouns provided. Teachers also use stories to contextualize, and gage discussion before beginning the exercise. Homework is provided, taken up and followed up with a quiz to assess their progression. 

Homework/Exercises

  • List mor examples using word family and synonym

  • Sentence completion & paraphrase

  • Practices of the grammar point

  • Creative Writing

  • Comparative Writing

  • ​Practices of the POS

Grade 5

Wordly Wise Book 5

Unit-1: The process of making chocolate

Lesson 2: When Money Grows on Trees

 

Unit-2: Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving

Lesson 4: A Difficult Journey

Lesson 8: The First Thanksgiving

 

Unit-3:The slavery

Lesson 6: The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

Lesson 10: With Moses to the Promised Land

Unit4: Civil Rights

Lesson 2: The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

Lesson 12: A Child of the Revolution

Lesson 16: The Last Queen of the Islands

Course Introduction

In grade 5, literacy focuses on developing English vocabulary, and grammar with an emphasis on understanding subject and predicate. Students identify and write sentences (in class and as part of their assigned homework) using particular words and parts of speech/sentences. They make connections to other parts of  their grammatical journeys.

 

As much as they learn the fundamentals of grammar in previous grades, grade 5 is meant to be the turning point for student grammar acquisition. It is during grade 5 students finally conceptualize grammar and punctuation, begin to write sentences outside their traditional use. As mentioned below, students begin using their imaginations by creating short stories and we encourage them to see language as a tool to communicate not just logical, tangible ideas, but abstract ones as well.

Homework/Exercises

  • Identify creative writing, informative writing, summary, analytical writing

  • Sentence Completion & paraphrase

  • Practices of grammar points

  • Practices of POS

  • ​Short story writing

  • Analytical writing

Grade 6

Wordly Wise Book 6

Unit-1: Lady Liberty

Lesson 1 Lady Liberty

 

Unit-2: Intro of an Industry

Lesson 10  Fun and Games

 

Unit-3: From Silk to Silk Road

Lesson 6 The Story of Silk

Lesson 13 The Ship of the Desert

Lesson 14 The Travels of Marco Polo

 

Unit-4: Titanic

Lesson 16 The “Unsinkable” Titanic

Lesson 17 Graveyard of the deep

Unit-5: From Siege to Castles

Lesson 12 The Trojan Horse

Course Introduction

Grade 6 Grammar and Vocabulary class is supposed to help students develop their abilities in their higher-level reading comprehension and academic essay writing. The grammar part is mostly dedicated to advanced sentence structures learning and utilization, reinforcing students’ skills in literary reading, academic reading, creative writing, and academic writing.

 

Example sentences selected from literary classics and professional journalistic articles will be presented to students to better demonstrate and teach certain grammar rules. Students will become familiar and comfortable with various technical grammatical terms, for example, complex-compound sentences, adjective clause, adverb clause, etc. The vocabulary teaching serves a similar purpose. However, tutor will always introduce new words to challenge students, fully preparing them for their daily communication in English, reading, and studies for SSAT or SAT. 

Homework/Exercises

  • Identify the form and the POS of words

  • Key sentence analysis

  • Sentence Completion & paraphrase

  • Practices of grammar points

  • Practices of POS

  • Analytical writing