Special Needs: Level 6 Literature
Description: This literature course will guide your students through some of the most beloved children’s literature, using the Simply Classical Level 6 Literature selections: Charlotte’s Web and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. As your student progresses through this course, your student will be trained to become an active reader. The course, in conjunction with the guides, will focus on the storyline of each book, plus vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and composition skills. Students will be prepared for each chapter, and the comprehension questions will teach your student to think about what they have read and to learn to identify the important content of each story. These comprehension questions will also teach your student the advanced skill of composing a clear, concise answer to a question. Students will read one book per semester and daily time spent on reading will vary by student. The grade is based on participation, online quizzes that test the student’s knowledge of the reading, and one enrichment activity per book. This is submitted online to the instructor and is manually graded. Students will be actively involved in class and parents are expected to sit with students to help them through the class. Note that due to the difficulties some students might have with the length of this class, individual activities will be arranged such that there is a change at least every 15 minutes.
Grade Level: Ability or ages 10-14
Prerequisites: None. We recommend that students that are capable use this free typing tool. Heavy-duty typing is not required but this will orient students to the basics of a computer keyboard and very basic typing skills.
Required Materials: Charlotte’s Web Novel and Teacher Guide, Mr. Popper’s Penguins Novel and Teacher Guide. Students will need a headset microphone (built-in microphones also work). Webcams are encouraged and will be used in specific short class activities.