Normal: 2-3 Classes per week, 8-12 months.
Fast-track: 4-5 Classes a week, 5 – 6 ½ months.
10 Units 100 Lessons 25 minutes
Level 5 is for students in grades 7-9. By the end of Level 5, students will be able to have detailed conversations on various topics, be able to read several paragraph-length passages and discuss their topics and meanings, ask detailed questions about a topic, and use complete, complex sentences to explain how or why something occurs. Students will be able to talk about future events and about future plans.
Unit 1: Friends. Students will learn about the various characteristics of a good friend, as well as how to determine if someone is a good or a bad friend. Students learn how to use the past tense to talk about something that happened in the past, use various phonics digraphs to blend long vowel-sound words, and learn how to talk about how their friends treat them and how they treat their friends.
Unit 2: Exercise and Eating Healthy. Students learn about various ways to cook food, healthy vs. unhealthy foods, various kinds of exercise and how exercise effects different parts of the body. Students also learn how to use reflexive pronouns in a sentence.
Unit 3: Safety. Students learn about the different tricks that strangers might use to trick them, different people who help in a community (such as police officers, firefighters, and security guards). Students also learn how to use past participles, and to practice counting the number of syllables in a word.
Unit 4: Insects. Students learn about various insects, where they live and what they eat, how to determine the meaning of a word with a suffix, various 2D and 3D shapes and their parallel lines. Students also learn about various fractions and how to divide shapes into equal parts.
Unit 5: Plants. Students learn about various plants and what parts of those plants that we eat, as well as the plants and their parts that we use to make many things in our home or community. Students also learn how to compare various objects or events and various phonics words.
Unit 6: Birth/Marriage Relationships. Students learn about various people in the immediate and extended family and how families can grow larger through birth or marriage. Students also learn how to determine the beginning, middle, and end of a story, as well as how to properly change adjectives when comparing two or more things or people.
Unit 7: Pollution/Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Students learn about the effects of pollution on the environment and ways that we can help clean up and protect the environment. Students also learn about various types of materials that can be recycled, ways that the letter 'y' can sound like a vowel, and various phonics words.
Unit 8: Space. Students learn about the planets and other common bodies in space (such as asteroids, comets, and stars), what it means to discover something new, how to determine the difference between separable and inseparable verbs, and various metric units of measurement.
Unit 9: Students learn how to talk about their favorite movies/cartoons and favorite characters. Students will continue learning how to determine the beginning, middle, and end of a story. Students also learn how to change sentences from active voice into passive voice and metric units of weight measurement.
Unit 10: People and Places. Students learn how to describe people and places in detail, about the difference between someone's physical appearance vs. their character, and how we use our senses to determine what something looks/smells/sounds/feels/tastes like. Students also learn about silent letters and how to pronounce words with silent letters, as well as closed syllables.