Recommended for Grades 7+
The Overture level continues to challenge students by increasing the Lexile level of source texts and the complexity of structure and style in the students’ writing, but the focus will be on writing original essays from writing prompts and research topics. Source texts will vary in topic; level appropriate vocabulary and reading strategies will be taught as applicable and appropriate. The curricular focus will be for students to write essays. The essays will be on a topic of their choice and vary in purpose (e.g., narrative, research, expository, etc.); students will work through each step of an essay throughout the three units. Throughout the level, students would continue vocabulary development, KWOs, and grammar. This level runs more as an on-going workshop with instructional support than earlier levels. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Allegro.