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Put a Century of Curricular Success to Work for You. In 1906 Calvert invented modern homeschooling, and has done pioneering work for decades in partnership with schools. We have helped educate hundreds of thousands of students in all 50 states and more than 90 countries around the world. Our proven, time-tested K–12 curriculum and assessment methods employ the right mix of print and digital formats for each grade. When you choose Calvert, you can be confident that you have selected the highest quality, accredited education for your students. Browse our catalog to learn more about how Calvert’s superior curriculum, programs, tools and support ensure a successful learning experience.

CONTENTS PreK– Grade 8

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K–8 Individual Courses

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High School

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Verticy Learning for Struggling Students

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ACCREDITATION AND ALIGNMENT TO EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS Calvert curriculum is accredited and approved by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The instructional program is based on the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL) standards for online programs.

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Calvert regularly reviews all courses and introduces new materials after considering state standards and the standards established by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, National Council for Teachers of English, National Council for Teachers of Social Studies, and National Science Teachers Association, as well as the International Society for Technology in Education.

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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Heritage. Excellence. Partnership. Calvert is Driven to Deliver Success. Curriculum crafted by specialists, programs to fit your families’ needs. Our curriculum is recognized for excellence throughout the field, and its success dates back to our roots with the prestigious Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland. Calvert’s inquiry-based method of learning allows students to absorb subject matter and apply knowledge in vibrant, expressive ways. Curricular quality is enhanced by a strong partnership that will always be there to support you. As one virtual school administrator put it, “Calvert’s extensive online resources and comprehensive print materials have provided students everything needed for their learning experience. When surveyed, 100% of parent respondents said they would recommend the Calvert curriculum to other families.”

Individual Students, Individual Needs There are many ways to learn with Calvert. We offer a variety of programs and services to fit your student’s needs and your school’s programs. From complete grade level curriculum to individual courses, to our innovative Verticy Learning for students (Grades 3–8) who are struggling with

Explore Calvert’s programs in the pages ahead. Learn more by contacting us at 1-844-507-5704. Or visit CalvertForSchools.com.

reading, spelling, and writing.

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Pre-Kindergarten

Learning through work and play

Calvert’s Pre-K curriculum is designed to kick-start your students’ love for learning. They will enjoy a year of guided and fun developmental activities as you work together to begin the educational experience. Our activities will guide them through the first year of learning and most importantly, awaken their love of learning. With Calvert’s hands-on activities, students’ readiness skills will progress so that they are prepared to succeed in Kindergarten. INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Open Eyes • Read-to-Me Storybook • Road to Reading Activity Book • Path to Math Activity Book • Favorite Nursery Songs • Favorite Nursery Songs CD • Kindergarten Fun Activity Book • Stories & Poems • Supplies 

Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

Math

Games and Play

Language Arts

Music

In preparation for Kindergarten, Math activities begin with an appreciation for simple measurements and patterns, with the recognition and writing of numbers 1–10. Paving the way for reading, Calvert’s vocabulary-building activities and exercises are designed to stimulate visual and auditory discrimination. Students will also learn to associate ideas, build logical sequences, and strengthen comprehension and memory skills.

Discussion

Discussions about community, family, home, helping, how other people live, and politeness help prepare students to interact well with others.

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Hands-on activities, manipulatives, dramatizations, imitations, and mimicry focus on students’ readiness skills to prepare for an academic Kindergarten. Students will learn, sing, and enjoy favorite nursery songs.

Things To Do

Learning by doing is an important part of this program. Coloring, drawing, cutting, tracing, baking, pipe-cleaner construction, and even making musical instruments are activities that engage and help reinforce motor control.

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Kindergarten

Hands-on, active learning

Calvert’s hands-on Kindergarten curriculum will prepare students for 1st Grade. Colorful read-aloud books cover themes like friendship, family, and transportation while introducing reading skills such as phonics, sequencing, auditory and visual discrimination, classifying, and rhyming.

Math

Social Studies

Language Arts

Technology

Students explore Math by learning about fractions, money, shapes, time, and simple addition and subtraction.

This phonics-based approach uses colorful, read-aloud phonics storybooks and poetry to introduce and reinforce short vowel and consonant sounds, sequencing, auditory and visual discrimination, classifying and rhyming.

Science

Students discuss community, transportation, and significant people and events.

Word processing and graphics applications are introduced.

Music

Students learn traditional children’s songs and finger plays.

Art

Students study topics such as the seasons, weather, the human body, plants and space.

Students paint, draw with crayons and chalk, and complete craft activities to foster creativity and develop fine-motor skills.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Teacher Aids • Letters & Words • 19 Early Phonics Storybooks • The Music Break CDs (2) • Calvert Math Lesson Manual • Calvert Math Textbook • Calvert Math Workbook • Activity Pages • Poems & Prose • Little Big Books – Set of 20 • Read Aloud Books – Set of 10 • Word and Picture Book • Phonics Library • Practice Book, Volume 1 & 2 • Supplies 

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Britannica® School Atlas • World • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities •  Discovery Education STREAMING Course content subject to change.

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First Grade

The joy of reading and writing

Calvert’s 1st Grade curriculum harnesses the joy parents feel watching their child develop into individual critical thinkers. Engaging and challenging activities are designed to nurture a full range of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, and fluency skills. Students will discover and explore social studies for the first time in the curriculum. With read-aloud narratives, they can hear the biographies of well-known explorers, political figures, inventors, and leaders in American life.

Math

Students work with two- and threedigit numbers, skip-counting, measurements, addition and subtraction, telling time, and graphs.

Language Arts

Through activities that develop phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills, students build on printing skills and begin to use the distinctive Calvert script. The formal spelling program overlaps with phonics instruction in reading. Students learn to compose sentences on a given topic, lines of poetry, and thank-you notes.

Science

An exploration of living things, Earth, weather, matter, motion, and energy excites the imagination.

Social Studies

Students are inspired by biographies of famous explorers, political figures, inventors, and American leaders. They explore the five themes of geography and learn basic map skills.

Technology

Computer studies include word processing, computer navigation, graphics skills, and visual mapping basics. Course content subject to change.

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INSIDE YOUR BOX

Lesson Manual Here We Go! Let’s Be Friends Surprises Treasures Wonders Red Robin, Fly Up! Reading Work Pages Reading Word Cards Calvert Speller Phonics Library Explore Your World I Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level A Stories and Longer Verses Writing Fun Math Lesson Manual Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) Science: A Closer Look Activity Pages Tests Science Kit Supplies ONLINE RESOURCES

Online Lesson Manual Game-based Math Practice Interactive Computer Lessons Curriculum Checkpoints Britannica® School World Atlas BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities Discovery Education STREAMING e-Textbooks Answer Keys for Daily Work

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Second Grade

Integration and application across content areas

Calvert's 2nd Grade curriculum fully immerses students into the world of independent reading. Using delightful phonics storybooks and reading anthologies, they will develop strong reading comprehension skills to last a lifetime. In addition, they will explore the world of Science as you perform hands-on activities and investigate units on heat, light, rock properties, the human heart, and more. Travel through time and around the world In Calvert's Social Studies course as they learn about old-world figures, geography, and maps.

Math

Students perform complex addition and subtraction, manipulate and measure geometric figures, develop skills with money and measurement, represent data, and work with numbers through the thousands.

Language Arts

Phonics storybooks and reading anthologies reinforce word analysis techniques and develop comprehension skills. Simultaneously, students begin writing dictated words and sentences, learn punctuation and spelling rules, and start to express ideas in original compositions.

Science

Social Studies

Biographies of old-world figures, inventors, and leaders in American life expand an understanding of the world.

Geography

Students learn about exact and relative location, boundaries, and regions while continuing to build basic map skills.

Technology

Typing, spreadsheets, internet, and e-mail skills are used.

Art

Students develop skills in drawing and studying famous paintings. Course content subject to change.

Students study heat, light, forces, the properties of rocks, the heart and lungs, plants, animals, and habitats.

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INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Adventures • Delights • Phonics Library • Reading Workbook • Rhymes and Verses • Explore Your World II • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level B • Calvert Writer with Spelling • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) • Science: A Closer Look • Activity Pages • Art Pictures • Tests • Science Kit •  Supplies

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints School • Britannica® World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • • Discovery Education STREAMING • Answer Keys for Daily Work

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Third Grade

In-depth exposure to social studies and literature

In Calvert’s 3rd Grade curriculum, your students will explore literature and develop skills for organizational writing, all while delving into new concepts such as mythology and art history. Calvert’s 3rd Grade curriculum also features Smiling Hill Farm, a classic but rare children’s book that is reprinted exclusively for Calvert as your students’ first piece of literature to read on his or her own. Social studies lessons will center around how communities form and work together.

Math

Students use problem-solving and visual representations to interpret data, create tables and graphing, add and subtract like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers, express decimals as fractions and mixed numbers, measure angles, and find area and perimeter.

Language Arts

Composition lessons help students further develop writing and reinforce spelling skills. Students are introduced to ancient mythology to foster literature appreciation. Smiling Hill Farm, a classic, but rare, children’s book reprinted exclusively for Calvert, is the first novel students read on their own. It is supplemented by story anthologies.

Science

Life cycles, ecosystems, matter, force, motion, and astronomy, health, and mineralogy are studied.

Social Studies

Students begin a more formal study of social studies, focusing on communities.

Geography

Students learn to identify hemispheres, continents, and oceans. They gain an understanding of longitude, latitude and symbols on maps and graphs.

Technology

Spreadsheets, graphing, and presentation skills are employed throughout subjects.

Art

Students learn techniques in drawing, perspective, and color.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Smiling Hill Farm • Tales from Far and Near, Tales of Long Ago • Rewards • Horizons • A Child’s Study of Famous Americans • Gods of Greece • Let’s Read a Poem • Everyday Spelling • Reading Work Pages • Reading Word Cards • Writing and Grammar Workbook • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level C • Scott Foresman Communities • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) • Science: A Closer Look • Art Cards • Tests • Activity Pages • Science Kit • Supplies 

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints School • Britannica® World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • • Discovery Education STREAMING • e-Textbooks • Answer Keys for Daily Work OPTIONAL RESOURCES

• Verticy program for struggling readers Course content subject to change.

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Fourth Grade

Idea expression and scientific discovery

Calvert Education's 4th Grade curriculum provides opportunity for your students to exercise their creativity by writing original compositions. Students will delve into new topics in science and technology. Calvert's reading curriculum relies on classic children’s literature and poetry, with lessons designed to increase comprehension, appreciation, and analysis.

Math

Students use problem-solving and visual representations to interpret data, create tables and graphs, add and subtract like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers, express decimals as fractions and mixed numbers, measure angles, and find area and perimeter.

Language Arts

A focus on reading strategies helps students become better readers and connect more deeply with both fiction and nonfiction. Students use the writing process to develop original compositions.

Science

Students study life science, physical science, and earth science.

Social Studies

Students study regions of the United States and basic geography using maps, globes and graphs.

Technology

Spreadsheets, tables, charts, and graphs are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Art

Students improve skills using lines, light sources, and motion.

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• Lesson Manual • Everyday Spelling • Grammar & Usage • Famous Legends • Identities: An Anthology • In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH • Thomas Edison: The Great Inventor • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) • Science: A Closer Look • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level D • Regions • Social Studies Workbook • Tests • Activity Pages • State History Courses • Art Cards and Art Pictures • Science Kit •  Supplies ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Britannica® School Atlas • World BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • e-Textbooks • • Answer Keys for Daily Work

OPTIONAL RESOURCES

• Verticy program for struggling readers Course content subject to change.

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Fifth Grade

In-depth review of history and classic literature

Calvert's 5th Grade students begin to draw connections between subject matter such as American History, Literature, and Geography. Essential writing skills continue to develop through this curriculum including paragraphing, outlining, and summarizing. Students will write original reports, stories, and essays using the lessons about sentence types in Calvert's grammar unit.

Math

Students use problem-solving and visual representations to multiply and divide fractions, simplify algebraic expressions, represent ratios in fraction form, multiply and divide decimals, and classify polygons.

Language Arts

Students explore connections among American history, literature, and geography by reading classic historical novels such as Sing Down the Moon and Sign of the Beaver. Students also continue their studies in grammar and learn how to write different kinds of compositions.

Science

Animal and plant kingdoms, weather, ecosystems, physics of matter, forces, and energy are explored.

History

Students continue to learn about American history, from colonial times through the twenty-first century.

Geography

Students study the regions of the United States, the countries of Latin America, and Canada.

Technology

Research and basic HTML skills are introduced.

Art

Students learn different art techniques including contour, naturalism, and linear perspectives.

Art History

Using A Child’s History of Art: Painting by Virgil Hillyer, students study paintings from ancient Egypt through the modern art movement.

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• Core Lesson Manual • Grammar/Composition/Spelling Manual – Includes Activities and Tests • The Secret Garden • Sing Down the Moon • Number the Stars • Shiloh • The Sign of the Beaver • Call It Courage • Reading Comprehension: Level E • Critical Thinking: Level E • Everyday Spelling • Grammar & Usage • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) • Science: A Closer Look • American Tall Tales • Build Our Nation • Student Atlas • A Child’s History of Art: Painting • Painting Art Cards • Core Tests • Core Activity Pages • Science Kit  • Supplies

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Britannica® School Atlas • World • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • e-Textbooks • Calvert Instructional Videos • Answer Keys for Daily Work 

OPTIONAL RESOURCES

• Verticy program for struggling readers Course content subject to change.

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Sixth Grade

An emphasis on independent learning

Calvert's 6th Grade curriculum will expand their knowledge of classic American literature by delving into works of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes. In math, students use integers to represent positive and negative real world quantities, relate fractions, decimals, and percents, as well as generate and identify equivalent expressions. In geography, students will travel to Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica, where they will also learn about the environment, weather, and climates in their sciences.

Math

Students draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to develop an understanding of ratios and proportions, summarize data distributions, compare numbers with percents and ratios, write and evaluate algebraic expressions, and express and compute rates.

Language Arts

Students develop skills of literary analysis while enjoying poetry, drama, novels, and nonfiction. Grammar study is intensified as students learn how to diagram sentences. Composition skills are honed through various assignments, including a research report.

Science

Students study the nature of science, measurement, and data to form a foundation for conducting scientific investigations throughout the course. Earth Science topics such as astronomy, geology, oceanography, and meteorology are explored through STEM activities that encourage scientific thought.

History & Geography

Students are awed by the past through the study of world history and geography. Students explore ancient civilizations from early humans through the Renaissance.

Technology

Web research and creating digital presentations are critical skills used for study across subjects.

Art

Students study Egyptian line drawing, soft-dough sculpture, relief sculpture, and symmetry design. Lessons are coordinated with Art History study.

Art History

A Child’s History of Art: Sculpture offers the study of great sculpture from ancient times to the present. Course content subject to change.

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• Core Lesson Manual • Grammar/Composition/Spelling – Includes Activities and Tests • Theras and His Town • The Phantom Tollbooth • Explorations: An Anthology A Story of Roman Planning and • C ity: Construction • The Master Puppeteer • One Hundred Years of Poetry for Children • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story • Esperanza Rising • Everyday Spelling • Elements of Language • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • The Dynamic Earth • Earth’s Water and Atmosphere • Space Science • Introduction to Science and Technology ncient Civilizations: • AThrough the Renaissance A Child’s History of Art: Sculpture • Sculpture Art Cards • • Core Tests • Core Activity Pages • Science Kit • Supplies 

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Britannica® School Atlas • World • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Science Fusion • Discovery Education STREAMING • Calvert Instructional Videos • Answer Keys for Daily Work • e-Textbooks • Learning Strategies • How to Diagram a Sentence

OPTIONAL RESOURCES

• Verticy program for struggling readers Course content subject to change.

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Seventh Grade

Inspired and integrated art and history

Students continue to build strong grammar and composition skills through descriptive and expository writing. Our Spelling course further incorporates grammar to supplement writing skills. Life sciences are the point of focus for 7th grade science, when students are introduced to the characteristics of living things, cell function, and the human body.

Math

Geography

Language Arts

Technology

Students develop an understanding of proportional relationships, add and subtract integers, perform operations with rational and irrational numbers, simplify algebraic expressions, and approximate probability and relative frequency.

Students continue to build strong grammar and composition skills through descriptive narrative, expository writing, and poetry. Students enjoy novels, poems, and works of nonfiction.

Science

Students explore Life Science through inquiry and scientific thought. Topics explored include cell function, processes of plants, animal behavior, the systems of the human body, and ecology. Engaging virtual labs and diverse instructional materials create a rich learning experience.

History

Students are captivated by the past as they study the fall of Rome through the Enlightenment.

Students explore the essential elements, themes, and branches of geography while studying the Earth’s climate, environment, resources, global populations, cultures, government, and economics, with a particular focus on Europe and Russia.

More sophisticated topics such as networks, web research and validation, desktop publishing, and databases are introduced.

Art

Students apply concepts from Art History, including creating trilithons and step pyramids and designing various buildings.

Art History

A Child’s History of Art: Architecture is explored with applied lessons designing structures. Course content subject to change.

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• • • • • • • • Classic Poems to Read Aloud • Everyday Spelling • Elements of Language • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Cells and Heredity • The Diversity of Living Things • The Human Body • Ecology and the Environment • Across the Centuries • Europe and Russia • A Child’s History of Art: Architecture • Architecture Art Cards • Core Tests • Core Activity Pages • Science Kit •  Supplies

Core Lesson Manual Grammar/Composition/Spelling  Manual – Includes Activities and Tests Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry The Door in the Wall Out of the Dust Across America on an Emigrant Train A Single Shard

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Britannica® School Atlas • World BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s • Science Fusion • Calvert Instructional Videos • Answer Keys for Daily Work • e-Textbooks • Learning Strategies • How to Diagram a Sentence

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Eighth Grade

High school preparation and confidence building

Calvert's 8th Grade curriculum begins to bring together the necessary tools and topics to fully equip students for success in high school and all endeavors proceeding graduation. Students will study narrative poetry and prose that correspond to our American History program. Through literature, textbooks, atlas, and geography workbooks, they will be immersed in the country’s intellectual, physical, and political identities.

Math

Students develop a deep understanding of algebra through statistical applications and representing and comparing functions. Students will also add and subtract using scientific notation, use exponential notation, graph linear equations, analyze data, and apply geometric transformations.

Language Arts

Science

Physical Science is explored through the topics of the properties of matter, chemical bonding and reactions, motion, forces, energy, and the properties of sound and light waves. This course incorporates many optional digitally-rich features for an engaging experience that nurtures 21st century skills critical to college and career readiness.

Narrative poetry and prose correspond to American History. Students are immersed in the country’s intellectual, physical, and political identities. Vocabulary, grammar skills, and reading comprehension are built through poetry reading, speeches, sonnets, plays, and award-winning novels.

History

Geography

Learning Strategies

Students review geographic themes, such as spatial growth, demographic patterns, and climatic issues, in the historical context of the U.S.

Students study American History from the discovery of America to modern America.

Technology

Students master presentation skills, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and HTML. Students also master study skills, organizing, test taking, note‑taking, and research needed for high school. Course content subject to change.

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• Core Lesson Manual • Grammar/Composition/Spelling Manual – Includes Activities and Tests The • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Pearl • The The • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman An Anthology • Reflections: Stories in Verse • • Elements of Language • The Growing Vocabulary • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Matter and Energy • Motion, Forces, and Energy • Sound and Light • America: History of Our Nation • History and Geography Workbook • Atlas of United States History • Core Activity Pages • Core Tests • Learning Science KitStrategies • • Supplies 

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Britannica® School Atlas • World • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING Mifflin Harcourt’s • Houghton Science Fusion • Calvert Instructional Videos • Answer Keys for Daily Work • e-Textbooks • Learning Strategies • How to Diagram a Sentence

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K–8 Individual Courses

Calvert’s individual courses are a great way to mix and match classes to create a complete educational program for students. Calvert Math

Reading

Calvert Math teaches key math skills and how to apply them to everyday life situations. The program provides daily lessons and step-by-step directions and places strong emphasis on the higher-level critical thinking and problem solving skills. Each course includes a textbooks, a lesson manual, and digital lessons.

Calvert’s reading courses emphasize developing strong reading comprehension skills. Literature selections include classic historical novels, poetry, drama, nonfiction, speeches, sonnets, plays, and more. Each course includes a textbooks, a lesson manual, and digital lessons.

Math in Focus

History and Geography

Math in Focus uses the world-renowned Singapore method and is based on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Math in Focus: Singapore Math textbook. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding, critical thinking, problem solving, and skills fluency. Your child will focus on fewer concepts that are taught to mastery, thereby eliminating the need to reteach concepts year after year. Each course includes a textbooks, a lesson manual, and digital lessons.

Calvert’s History & Geography courses offer a complete grade-level course pertaining to topics such as: early American History, the birth of Western Civilization, the fall of Rome, modern U.S. history, geography, and more. Each course includes a textbooks, a lesson manual, and digital lessons.

Grades K–8

Grades 6–8

Grades 1–8

Grades 6–8

Grammar, Composition, & Spelling Grades 5–8

These courses include an in-depth study in grammar, sentence diagramming, vocabulary, and writing various composition pieces including research reports, narrative and expository writing, poetry, and more. Each course includes a textbooks, a lesson manual, and digital lessons.

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Science

Grades 6–8

Calvert’s Science courses offer a complete grade-level course pertaining to topics such as plants & animals, life science, physical science, earth science, genetics, light, motion, forces, and more. Each course includes a textbooks, virtual labs and activities, a lesson manual, and digital lessons.

Art and Art History Grades 6 and 7

Students apply concepts from Calvert’s Art History lessons and to create and explore techniques such as Egyptian line drawing, soft-dough sculpture, relief sculpture, designing buildings, and symmetry design. Lessons are coordinated with Calvert’s A Child’s History of Art series.

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High School Designed to prepare your students for success in college and beyond. Calvert’s accredited High School program is reflective of the highest international standards. Whether your students crave a greater academic challenge, struggle in the high school environment, require a flexible schedule to pursue other interests, or are simply looking for a course to supplement their current education, Calvert’s High School programs provide students with the tools they need to succeed in college, career, and life. Our High School curriculum includes a variety of individual courses, allowing students to select classes that support their academic and career goals: • Advanced math courses include Algebra 1-2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus • English courses that cover literary analysis, critical thinking skills, essay-writing and research reports, and comprehensive studies of various styles of prose • Advanced Science courses covering topics such as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics • Social Studies courses that include U.S. History, World History, Civics & Government, and Human Geography • Honors, AP courses, World Languages, Elective courses, and student clubs are also available

Course Format All Calvert High School courses are presented in an alldigital, online format with rich multimedia content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt including Dr. Burger Math videos, Smart Science Virtual Labs, and Language Labs featuring Rosetta Stone®.

Calvert offers a selection of high school courses with Calvert oversight that are approved by the NCAA and can be used for NCAA athletic eligibility.

Calvert’s High School courses can be purchased for independent study or with additional teacher support from Calvert faculty, who provide grading and transcript services.

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High School Course Descriptions H Denotes honors level available

ENGLISH 1

ENGLISH 4

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This course is designed to integrate and engage students using interactive units organized around reading, writing, speaking, and communication skills. Students will study a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts, including novels, short stories, dramas, essays, memoirs, poems, and arguments. Students will examine text craft and structure; elements of literature; arguments and claims supported by textual evidence; power and impact of language; influence of history, culture, and setting on language and meaning; and personal critical and aesthetic responses to texts. Students will learn to express their thoughts by writing for varying purposes, audiences, prompts, and lengths. Students will explore the process of writing while creating formal expository, persuasive, and narrative essays. Students will learn effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies in multimedia performance presentations. Students will acquire these skills through interactive, as well as traditional, learning exercises as they enhance their study of Language Arts while mastering the technological and research skills necessary in today’s academic environment.

ENGLISH 2

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This course is designed to integrate and engage students using interactive units organized around reading, writing, speaking, and communication skills. Students will study a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts from numerous literary periods and traditions, including novels, short stories, dramas, essays, memoirs, poems, and arguments. Students will examine text craft and structure, elements of literature, arguments and claims supported by textual evidence, power and impact of language, influence of history and culture, and personal critical and aesthetic responses to texts. Students will learn to express their thoughts by writing for varying purposes, audiences, prompts, and lengths. Students will explore the process of writing while creating formal expository, persuasive, and narrative essays. Students will develop research skills while examining new information from different types of sources. Students will learn effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies in multimedia performance presentations. Students will acquire these skills through interactive, as well as traditional, learning exercises as they enhance their study of Language Arts while mastering the technological skills necessary in today’s academic environment.

ENGLISH 3

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English 3 explores the relation between American history and literature from the colonial period through the realism and naturalism eras. English 3 also explores the relation between American history and literature from the modernist period through the contemporary era, and presents learners with relevant cultural and political history. Readings are scaffolded with pre-reading information, interactions, and activities to actively engage learners in the content. The lessons in both semesters focus on developing grammar, vocabulary, speech, and writing skills.

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This course provides a comprehensive look at the evolution of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Modern Age. The course emphasizes the cultural and historical elements that shape literary movements. Twentysix of the thirty-four lessons focus on literary analysis, while writing lessons focus on real-world applications, analytical essays, and research papers. Language lessons focus on usage, mechanics, and critical thinking. All course readings and literary texts are provided online.

ALGEBRA 1

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This course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. The main goal of Algebra is to develop fluency in working with linear equations and provide a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students to succeed in a wide range of advanced math and science courses. Students will extend their experiences with tables, graphs, and equations and solve linear equations, inequalities, and systems of linear equations and inequalities, as well as begin the process of working with polynomials and quadratic relationships. Algebra 1 students will extend their knowledge of the number system to include irrational numbers and generate equivalent expressions and use formulas.

ALGEBRA 2

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A primary goal of Algebra 2 is for students to conceptualize, analyze, and identify relationships among functions. In this course, the basic concepts from Algebra 2 are enriched. Topics include equations and inequalities, linear equations, linear systems and matrices, quadratic functions and factoring, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and radical functions, functional relationships and their graphs, conic sections, counting methods and probability, data analysis and statistics, sequences and series, trigonometric ratios and functions, graphs, and identities. This course also ties together many of the ideas from arithmetic and geometry.

PRECALCULUS

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The Precalculus course is designed for students who want to prepare for Calculus. However, the standard Precalculus course is not just a preparation course for Calculus. It stands alone as “real mathematics,” and is designed to model real-world scenarios. Topics include trigonometry, vectors, two-variable and multivariable systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, sequences, series, probability, analytic geometry, limits, differentiation and anti-differentiation. This course will help students master everything from sets and functions to derivatives and integrals.

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GEOMETRY

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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Geometry introduces the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, solid figures, and their associated relationships as a mathematical system. Within this course, students will have the opportunity to make conjectures about geometric situations and prove in a variety of ways, both formal and informal, that their conclusion follows logically from their hypothesis. Geometry is meant to employ an integrated approach to the study of geometric relationships; integrating synthetic, transformational, and coordinate approaches to geometry, students will justify geometric relationships and properties of geometric figures. Students will extend their preexisting experiences with algebra and geometry to trigonometry, coordinate geometry, and probability. The main goal of the Geometry course is for students to develop a Euclidean geometric structure and apply the resulting theorems and formulas to address meaningful problems. Geometry is meant to lead students to an understanding that reasoning and proof are fundamental aspects of mathematics and something that sets it apart from the other sciences. Students will apply basic facts about points, lines, planes, segments and angles.

BIOLOGY

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This course investigates the relationship between structure and function from molecules to organisms and systems, the interdependence and interactions of biotic and abiotic components of the environment, and mechanisms that maintain continuity and lead to changes in populations over time. Students explore Biology concepts through an inquiry approach. Embedded standards for Inquiry, Technology & Engineering, and Mathematics are taught in the context of the content standards.

CHEMISTRY

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This course investigates the composition of matter and the physical and chemical changes it undergoes. Students will use science process skills to study the fundamental structure of atoms, the way atoms combine to form compounds, and the interactions between matter and energy. Students will also study the states of matter, characteristics of solutions, acids and bases, reactions, and various branches of Chemistry. Students will explore Chemistry concepts through an inquiry-based approach while using skills in mathematics and technology.

PHYSICS

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Physics introduces students to the physics of motion, properties of matter, force, heat, vector, light, and sound. Students learn the history of physics from the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to those of contemporary physicists. The course focuses more on explanation than calculation and prepares students for introductory quantitative physics at the college level. Additional areas of discussion include gases and liquids, atoms, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear physics.

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This course enables students to develop an understanding of natural environments, man-made environments, and environmental problems the world faces. Students will study the Earth and its ecosystems, populations, and biodiversity. Students will also study human impacts on the environment and how these issues are being managed. Students will explore Environmental Science concepts through an inquirybased approach while also using skills in Technology and Engineering.

U.S. GOVERNMENT AND CIVICS

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(One Term Each)

Students of this course will learn about the most important elements of the United States’ community and government, as well as the processes involved within its government. Students will learn about elections, voting, campaigning, financial duties and responsibilities of the government, political and communal organizations, social contracts and the U.S. Constitution, the creation and implementation of laws, legal rights and responsibilities, and the three branches of government. Students will explore the creation, history, and purpose of the social system that makes up citizens’ daily lives.

WORLD HISTORY

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The purpose of World History is to explore, learn, and understand the variety of cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that have existed all over the planet from the earliest days of recorded history. This course will connect students to the experiences and cultures of the past in order to gain an understanding of how humans have progressed and adapted to live and prosper on almost every part of the planet today. This course will help students gain an appreciation for past and current cultures, while applying historical methods to important figures, key events, and seminal moments throughout human history.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT HUMAN GEOGRAPHY The AP Human Geography course is designed to provide students at the high school level a college-level course that will prepare them for the AP exam at the end of the year. The course will examine the basic themes and subjects of a normal geography course while applying these concepts and ideas to specific regions throughout the world and the peoples who live within those regions, and how both interact with one another. In addition, students will take the knowledge that they acquire on various regions and peoples and compare and contrast them in order to gain a better understanding of how humans and their environment relate to one another, both throughout history and within our own current era.

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY H

SPANISH 3

World History is a course designed to explore some of the most important developments in history in order to gain an understanding of how culture, technology, and ideas are transmitted from one area to another, and how the modern world exists as an extension of the past. This course will take the concepts learned from prior world history classes and investigate the importance of their occurrences with an analytical approach. Concepts that this class examines are; cultural and technological development, global trade, diplomacy, war, religion, language development, cultural/geographical borders, art, and agriculture. The goal of this class is to introduce students to a college approach to learning as well as to give them a better understanding of how the peoples of this world have interacted with each other to produce our modern world.

U.S. HISTORY

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This course develops critical thinking skills by encouraging multiple views as students realized that there are often multiple accounts of a single historical event that may not be entirely consistent. Electronic discussion groups encourage collaboration, and a variety of practice activities are provided, from multiple choice actions to advanced interactions.

SPANISH 1 Spanish 1 has been carefully designed to focus on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading and listening. This course introduces the learner to the beginning level of the Spanish language. It ranges from vocabulary and grammar rules, to literary and cultural activities. After completing the course, students will be able to engage in short conversations in simple, standard situations that convey basics about their personal information and their environment. This course provides students with the tools necessary to understand simple questions and respond to them when other individuals speak slowly and have a familiar accent. Students will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish during the laboratory activities. Students will have the opportunity to engage in authentic language learning through laboratory and live experiences.

SPANISH 2 Spanish 2 builds on and reinforces concepts learned in Spanish 1. Activities range from vocabulary, grammar rules, projects, and cultural and literary activities. After completing this course, students will be able to communicate on a variety of topics including automobiles and other vehicles, describing events that took place in the past, giving a detailed description of objects and people, hobbies and pastimes, vacations, states of mind and emotions, and nature and outdoor activities. Students will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish during the laboratory activities. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme.

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Spanish 3 focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading and listening. It contains vocabulary, grammatical rules, projects, speaking, reading and listening activities as well as cultural and literary pieces. This course introduces and helps the learners to assimilate, in context, the vocabulary and structures most commonly used for ordering at a restaurant, describing accommodations, talking about the weather, organizing a meal, and talking about leisure activities. Upon completion of this course, students will have the tools necessary to understand and elaborate questions, and have the opportunity to practice using appropriate words, expressions, and structures in a number of communicative situations. Learners will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish during the laboratory activities. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme.

FRENCH 1 French 1 focuses on successful communication in each of the four components of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course introduces the learner to the French language through vocabulary, grammar, culture, and literature. Learning activities in each lesson are focused upon a specific theme. Students will be exposed to native speakers of French in the Language Lab activities. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to participate in short exchanges in simple, everyday situations; greet others and introduce oneself; give personal information and information about one’s surroundings; give one’s age, nationality, and occupation; talk about family and pets; describe oneself and others using physical characteristics and clothing; talk about feelings; talk about daily activities; give the date; situate an object in space; and exchange simple questions and answers with someone who speaks slowly, with a standard accent.

HEALTH (One Term) taken with Personal Fitness

The course concentrates on the principles of being healthy and focuses on physical development, mental and emotional stress, relationships, substance awareness, social disease awareness, and personal safety. Students develop critical life management skills necessary to make sound decisions and take positive actions for healthy and effective living.

PERSONAL FITNESS (One Term) taken with Health

This course concentrates on the principles of being fit and includes subjects such as evaluating fitness, flexibility, anatomy and physiology of body systems as they relate to being fit (oxygen transport, heart health, muscle fibers, etc.), nutrition, hydration, and designing a personal fitness program. Students acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, understand the influence of lifestyle on health and fitness, and begin to develop an optimal level of fitness.

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DIGITAL ARTS

PSYCHOLOGY

(One Term) taken with Music Appreciation

Through the study of psychology, students acquire an understanding of and an appreciation for human behavior, behavior interaction and the progressive development of individuals. The course examines the nature of psychology as a social and behavioral science. It surveys fundamental areas in behavior including research in psychology, the brain and behavior, learning, human development and socialization, intelligence, personality, health psychology, and social psychology.

This course provides students with an introduction to visualization graphics programming on personal computers. The course focuses on using a digital camera and practical application of digital imaging programs. Students learn to place images and how to mock up drawings of three-dimensional spaces.

MUSIC APPRECIATION (One Term) taken with Digital Arts Music Appreciation introduces students to the history, theory, and genres of music, from the early music forms through the classical through contemporary. The course explores the interface of music and social movements and examines how the emergent global society and the Internet bring musical forms together in new ways from all around the world.

INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY This course is designed to provide an introduction to information technology concepts and careers. Students will explore the impact that modern information technology has on the world, people, and industry. The content includes understanding of basic computer hardware and software, hands-on Microsoft Office training, and integration of core education skills.

WEB DESIGN This course offers competency-based applied learning to understand the development of web design. Technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as web designer are covered. The content includes, but is not limited to web document development, design, promotion, and scripting.

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (One Term) taken with Business Essentials

This course teaches students the kind of writing and speaking used in business, from the routine report to the formal report. Students learn to prepare a professional resume and how to have a successful job interview. Focus is also on the legal aspects of writing official communications that touch on people’s civil rights.

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS The purpose of this course is to analyze forms of media for the purpose of teaching about the tools of manipulation, power of the media, the Internet and related issues, and critical thinking. Media studies will be about empowering students to defend themselves against the power of the media as well as understanding how to utilize the media for the benefit of humanity. Reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing competencies are integrated throughout students’ learning experiences. Students will also develop and use fundamental writing and language skills for creative expression in a variety of literary forms. Emphasis will be on development of a personal writing style. Students will analyze literary models and engage in peer review techniques.

ETHICS & RESEARCH-BASED DECISION MAKING The purpose of this course is to help students develop the ability to make reasoned and ethical choices when confronted with the many complex, controversial moral dilemmas faced in today’s society. Students will become acquainted with the foundations of ethical thought and theories as well as gain an insight into the process of moral development. Students will also identify typical fallacies in flawed moral arguments. Students will also be given the opportunity, both orally and in writing, to apply the skills they acquire to real life moral dilemmas. This multidisciplinary course offers students the ability to choose among research topics as they relate to various fields such as science, history, and literature. The course promotes research skills and students gain the ability to evaluate research claims made in the media, literature and other sources.

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS (One Term) taken with Business Communication

This course is an introduction to the goals, processes, and operations of business enterprises for students. The main focus is on the functions that a company–whether a multinational corporation or a corner grocery store–must manage effectively in order to be successful. These include accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and strategic planning. Attention is also given to the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the importance of business ethics and corporate citizenship.

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Research-based teaching strategies to help students who struggle with reading, writing or spelling in Grades 3–8 Built on the simple premise that children who learn differently should be taught differently, the Verticy Learning program was created by Calvert specifically for students who are struggling with reading, writing, or spelling for a variety of reasons including dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Verticy’s aim is to close the achievement gap by improving students’ reading skills through systematic and explicit instruction that implements multi-sensory and Orton-Gillinghambased instructional strategies without formal intervention training. These researched and timetested strategies are presented in a guided lesson format that combines texts and manipulatives. Available as individual supplemental courses in Grammar/Composition, Phonics/Spelling, and Literature; or as a complete curriculum combined with Calvert Core Lessons (Science, History, Social Studies Geography and Art). Verticy allows your students to access grade level materials for their core subjects in order to meet school and state requirements, while improving areas of deficit.

Calvert’s Verticy Learning curriculum offers schools solutions for:

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Early Intervention

Response to Intervention

Adequate Yearly Progress

Language Arts, Supplemental, and ELL curricular solutions

Special Education solutions to meet the needs of Resource Rooms, IEPs and 504 Plans

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Verticy Phonics/Spelling

Verticy’s Orange Level course is the first of four levels in our continuum. This level is an appropriate place for beginning readers who need to focus on vowel and consonant sounds. Orange Level students will: • build a solid foundation of phonics and spelling skills • be introduced to the alphabet sequence • begin to understand the sound/syllable relationship • study basic syllable types and division patterns • study spelling rules The Verticy Yellow Level course is the second in our four-level continuum. Students typically display knowledge of the alphabet and the foundation of consonants and short vowels. Yellow Level students will: • learn and practice dividing words into syllables • learn spelling rules • learn slides and consonant digraphs • learn long vowel sounds • practice with open, closed, silent e and r-controlled syllable types • begin using silent letters, vowel teams and stable final syllables

Students are placed in one of four levels in Phonics/Spelling courses. Lessons are designed to teach students how to think through language problems when reading and spelling, rather than guess.

Each Phonics/Spelling Course Includes • Lesson Manual

The Green Level course is the third of four levels in our continuum. Students can use consonants, short and long vowels, and have had exposure to vowel teams, suffixes and beginning spelling rules. Green Level students will: • build solid reading skills • review syllable types and division rules • review blends, slides, consonant digraphs and basic vowel teams • learn frequency order of spelling, common usages and new sounds • begin learning exceptions to spelling rules

• Workbook • Word Cards • Concept Pages and Dictation Sheets • Instructional Strategies Videos and Printed Guide • Magnetic Alphabet Tiles

Verticy’s Red Level course is the highest of our four-level continuum. Students are able to read; have mastered vowels, consonants and vowel teams; and are solidifying more complex reading and spelling concepts. Red Level students will:

• Answer Keys

• review and master syllable division rules and suffixes

• Reading A-Z

• study higher-level spelling rules and exceptions

• Raz-Kids

• study silent e, y to i, plurals, possessives and stable final syllables

• Spelling Sounds • Reading Deck

• focus on advanced syllabication: silent letters, schwa and accent patterns

• Fluency Lessons

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Verticy Grammar/ Composition

Our Orange Level course is the first in our fourlevel continuum. Students are building basic writing skills, can compose a simple sentence, and are gaining short paragraph writing skills. Orange Level students will: • write weekly journal entries • use illustrations with compositions • learn to make lists and organize ideas • proofread their writing • use capitalization and punctuation to create complete sentences • begin to incorporate punctuation and capitalization in writing Our Yellow Level course is the second level of study in our four-level continuum. Students can write full sentences and short paragraphs. Yellow Level students will: • master composing a quality paragraph • study various types of paragraphs • identify the parts of a paragraph in a well-rounded composition • make lists and organize ideas • write using the 5-Ws • present a book report • communicate more effectively through writing • use grammar knowledge to build and expand paragraphs

Verticy students are placed in one of four levels in our Grammar/Composition courses. Grammar/Composition skills are taught in a spiral of learning - basic skills are introduced and revisited as more advanced skills are continuously introduced creating balanced skill development in all areas.

Each Grammar/Composition Course Includes • Lesson Manual • Activity Pages • Answer Keys • Kidspiration or Inspiration • Writing Skills Workbooks and Textbooks

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Our Green Level course is the third in our four-level continuum. Students typically can write basic compositions or paragraphs. Green Level students will: • review foundations: topic and concluding sentences, outlining and proofreading • write letters and complex sentences • create multi-paragraph compositions • study note-taking strategies to gain advanced writing skills • review grammar basics • practice proper and common nouns, subject/predicate, complex sentences, prepositions and phrases • label parts of speech Our Red Level course is the most advanced of our four-level continuum. Students can typically write a multiple-paragraph composition. Red Level students will: • move to textbook-guided writing • prepare for middle and high school • learn the steps of the writing process • quickly review grammar basics • build skills in complex sentences, prepositions, interjections and subject‑verb agreement • label parts of speech • master the foundations of quality writing • focus on publishing, advanced journaling, research and presenting

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Verticy Literature Literature by Grade Level Grade 3 Reading: Rewards Reading: Horizons The Mouse and the Motorcycle Tales from Far and Near and Tales from Long Ago (optional) Famous Americans (optional)

Grade 4 Farmer Boy Mr. Popper’s Penguins Critical Thinking D

Grade 5 American Tall Tales Sing Down the Moon Number the Stars Reading Comprehension

A perfect complement to any reading intervention, Verticy’s Literature lessons are designed to increase comprehension, appreciation and analysis. In addition to novels and anthologies, assistive technologies are included to reinforce multisensory learning techniques.

Included in Each Language Arts Course: • Lesson Manuals with step-by-step instructions • Carefully selected novels and anthologies • Answer Keys • Bookshare – an assistive technology that translates books to audio (U.S. only) • Reading A–Z and Raz-Kids websites in Grades 3-6

Grade 6 Bud, Not Buddy The Phantom Tollbooth Esperanza Rising Critical Thinking F

Grade 7 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry The Westing Game Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Tom Sawyer Jamestown Anthology

Grade 8 Holes A Single Shard The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Daniel’s Story Jamestown Anthology

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