In this course, students will read great literature and continue to work on their phonics fundamentals as they read aloud and read on their own. Students will improve their reading skills through written and oral comprehension exercises, engaging projects and journal writing. Their vocabulary will be expanded through the application of contextual clues and use of the dictionary. Students will learn to apply a Christian worldview as they examine qualities of characters in stories and recognize those worth emulating. They will learn to identify different genres of literature as they read a variety of styles. And most importantly, they will continue to increase their love of literature. Recommended for grade 3. Homework will average 2 - 3 hours per week, depending on reading speed.