Curriculum

In August 1989, New Light Baptist School of Excellence opened its doors with a purpose to provide a traditional holistic education that lays the foundation for making positive alternatives in ways that leads to a productive and successful life. To fulfill our purpose and to meet our educational goals, we decided from the very beginning, that we would use the highly acclaimed A Beka Curriculum┬« as our standard of excellence. And some 20+ years later, the A Beka Curriculume┬« is still alive and used today as the curriculum of choice for instilling Christian character training in our students. The A Beka Curriculum® is developmentally appropriate and tailored to meet you and your student’s educational requirements.

Please call or click here to go to the A Beka® Web site should you have any additional questions or concerns about the curriculum.

Nursery (Two- & Three-Year Olds)

Subject Two-Year Olds Three-Year Olds Language Arts Language development and listening skills that include color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, science Recognition of name, sound, and picture for short vowels and consonants Formation of vowels and consonants in upper and lower case Language development and listening skills that include color …

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K4 (Four-Year Old Kindergarten)

Subject Scope Language Arts Phonics and Reading Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants Sounding of blends and one- and two-vowel words Reading of sentences and stories with one- and two-vowel words Cursive Writing Formation of letters, blends, and words Writing of first name Poetry Twenty-eight poems and finger …

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K5 (Five-Year Old Kindergarten)

Subject Scope Language Arts Phonics and Reading Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants Sounding of blends, one- and two-vowel words, and words with special sounds Beginning phonics rules and special sounds Reading of sentences and stories from twelve books containing one- and two-vowel words and special sounds Cursive …

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First Grade

Subject Scope Language Arts Phonics and Reading Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one- and two-vowel words, consonant blends Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading Spelling rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i Oral reading Cursive Writing Review of letter formation Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas Spelling …

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Second Grade

Subject Scope Language Arts Phonics and Reading Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one- and two-vowel words, consonant blends Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading Spelling rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i Oral reading Cursive Writing Review of letter formation Guided creative writing Creative writing journal Daily seatwork …

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Third Grade

Subject Scope Language Arts Phonics and Reading Review of all phonics rules Oral reading Reading comprehension Cursive Writing Review of cursive writing formation 3/4-space high Creative writing Spelling and Poetry Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary Sentence dictation using spelling words Reinforcement activities Reinforcement activities Nine poems committed to memory Language Complete sentences Punctuation and …

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Fourth Grade

Subject Scope Language Arts Reading and Literature Oral reading Reading comprehension Speed reading Vocabulary building Penmanship Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word games, original composition, and sentence dictation Spelling and Poetry Weekly word lists based on phonics and spelling rules, challenging words, and vocabulary Reinforcement activities Six poems committed to memory Language …

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Fifth Grade

Subject Scope Language Arts Reading and Literature Oral reading Reading comprehension Speed reading Vocabulary building Penmanship Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word exercises, original composition, and sentence dictation Spelling and Poetry Weekly word lists based on various categories and vocabulary study Six poems committed to memory Language Sentences and sentence parts Punctuation, …

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