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.
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.
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.