The idea being that children learn the roots of words to better understand larger words they come across.
Students who need more practice in cursive are encouraged to develop this skill at home. Word Study: Megawords 5 Megawords is a research based program in word study, spelling, vocabulary and reading fluency.
Students will practice literary criticism while learning about world cultures and important historical periods through reading excellent literature in a variety of genres.
It is important that students not only understand the events of the past, but the significance of how those events affect their own lives. Age-appropriate introductions to science, social studies, hand-writing, phonics, and reading are integrated into the curriculum.
Punctuation and other grammatical conventions are also taught. This is a clever book in which the student acts as a news reporter writing for the editor of a newspaper.
The selections are sequenced logically for readability and skill progression to help all students succeed. It is indenpendent - for the most part.
What I loved with this golden little nugget, is that I could take any of the copywork I needed the kids to do.
It also includes scripture based booklets, character building booklets, science based booklets and more. After that we moved all of our kids onto the Master Reader program - also highly reccomended. Students develop science process skills by participating in hands-on activities and projects.