Language arts encompasses the areas of vocabulary, spelling, grammar, reading and literature, composition, listening, public speaking, and handwriting. Emphasis on building grammar and vocabulary proficiency will assist your child in the acquisition of effective communication skills. Extensive phonics work is used to develop a strong foundation for word attack, decoding, and spelling skills. Exposure to the world of literature is accomplished through all genres and includes poetry, novels, and short stories. Reading comprehension, composition, and public speaking are the primary focuses of instruction at the intermediate level.