First Grade

At KLA, first graders start to see reading and writing as tools for sharing theories, thoughts, and ideas. They use these competencies to work towards goals, express feelings, and connect with others.

Second Grade

A KLA second grader will continue to value reading and writing as tools for sharing theories, thoughts, and ideas. We will emphasize fluent reading (reading without stopping to figure out words) at each child’s stage, and your child will become a better writer as s/he writes basic sentences and short narratives. 

Third Grade

KLA Elementary invites third grade students to write more complex sentences and paragraphs, to become more independent readers, and to constantly share their insights with more detail. The strengthening of our third graders’ writing skills is visible as they write longer, more structured pieces full of details and more sophisticated language.  

Fourth Grade

Students in fourth grade read with a higher level of fluency and expression further developing their comprehension of text. They write pieces focusing on cause and effect,  apply their reading skills to understand challenging fiction and non-fiction text, and write summaries, essays, and research papers. 

Fifth Grade

In fifth grade, students learn grade-level vocabulary and increase their knowledge on topics like synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, and suffixes, among others. They practice and understand the five stages of the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Fifth graders write narratives with events, narrators, and characters that show complex plots and resolutions.