Of Places Student Quiz and Test Book
Evaluate your child’s progress in literature with this resource that combines both literature tests and speed reading/comprehension quizzes in one book. Included are 8 unit tests, 2 nine-weeks exams, and semester and final exams which correlate with the text Of Places Literature, 5th ed., and the Home School English 8 Curriculum/Lesson Plans. Also provided are oral quizzes over various literature selections. These literature tests will evaluate your child’s understanding through objective questions over key details and authors and through essay questions that develop his thinking skills in discerning the key details himself. Since the ability to summarize accurately and succinctly is a key writing skill useful in many applications, this gentle introduction to summarizing is valuable to your child’s scholastic development.
Also included are 19 speed/comprehension quizzes (4 over a selection provided in the test book; the rest over selections from Of Places). A bonus feature is a progress chart to encourage your child to build his reading speed and comprehension. Answers and grading instructions are sold separately in the Of Places Literature Teacher Quiz/Test Key. Grade 8.
Language arts programs listed in this section cover most areas of language arts (reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting) in one curriculum, although some skill areas may be covered with less intensity than a focused, stand-alone course.
The Abeka® distinctives start very early and flow through all levels, such as a cursive-first handwriting approach (starts in K and reviewed up to 6), thorough grammar (with diagramming), foundation-based composition skills (begins in 1st grade) and listening/speaking skills (including reading aloud and poetry memorization). All with Christian, patriotic-focused content in a spiral format with detailed teacher instruction. In 1st grade, skills introduced in previous years (phonics/reading, optional cursive, poetry, and vocabulary skills) are enriched with creative writing and sentence-level mechanics, weekly spelling tests, and oral reading. In Grade 2, transition to reading comprehension and beginning literature analysis occurs. Grade 3 begins the four-pronged emphasis of reading skills (analysis & discussion), writing (academic & creative), spelling/poetry, and grammar. Grade 4 (Level A) adds speed reading, the writing process, researching, and diagramming. Students refine all skills in Grade 5 (B), aiming for varied reading and writing (emphasizing research skills), as they head for Grade 6 (C), which cements the elementary skills in preparation for Abeka® upper-level courses.