Fifth to seventh graders are guided through the beginnings of a methodology and system where reading comprehension through key word outlining and notetaking will be the focus. Weekly vocabulary and foundational grammar rules will be used to solidify the meaning of the written sentence structure and style. This level will be a guided practice in helping the students “think” then “write”. Lesson 1-12 will be taught. Reading comprehension and source text content will increase at this level and writing assignments will be given in preparation for the middle school and beginning high school writing levels.
The elements of structure and style are added from the system to continue to build confidence and competence in writing. Grammar rule teaching builds from level one and vocabulary levels increase. Students will be writing every week. Level one is mandatory for progressing to this level. Lessons 13-24 will be taught.
The final stages of the methodology are taught to round out and complete lessons 25-36. Students will be finishing book three on the series of grammar and reading comprehension. The level of writing at the Allegro level will set the standard for first year high school writing.